Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
President Lyndon B. Johnson
Photo by Minneapolis Tribune
Location. 44° 54.94′ N, 93° 12.652′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker can be reached from South Minnehaha Park Drive near Godfrey Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Minnehaha Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4801 South Minnehaha Park Drive, Minneapolis MN 55417, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree (was about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line but has been reported missing. ); Geology of Minnesota (about 400 feet away); 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen (about 500 feet away); Gunnar Wennerberg (about 500 feet away); Minnehaha Depot (about 500 feet away); 3 – Master Map Col. John H. Stevens (about 700 feet away); John Harrington Stevens House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
More about this marker. Newspapers reported that $600.00 worth of city water was purchased by the Park Board to prime the falls. The photo in the marker was taken during a Swedish Day festival at the park on Sunday, June 28, 1964; President Johnson got a laugh when he addressed a greeting to "all you other Johnsons out there."
Also see . . .
1. Minnehaha Falls. Wikipedia entry. "If there is a rain shortage in the autumn, the falls may virtually dry up. In the summer, especially in the rainy months of June and July, the flow can be surprisingly forceful." (Submitted on March 26, 2011.)
2. Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. Minnehaha Park. "The life-size bronze sculpture by Jakob Fjelde (also of Ole Bull and Minerva fame) depicts Hiawatha and Minnehaha, characters from the poem “Song of Hiawatha” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It bears the inscription: Over wide and rushing rivers. In his arms he bore the maiden." (Submitted on March 26, 2011.)
3. The Song of Hiawatha. (Submitted on March 26, 2011.)
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