Saint Paul in Ramsey County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The park was little used and largely uncared for until 1860 when Mayor John S. Prince procured shade trees to enhance the grounds. In 1872, summer evening concerts were initiated by the Great Western Band, and a year later a pair of squirrels was given for the park as a gesture of goodwill by the chief of police in Memphis, Tennessee. Among the many notable events celebrated in Rice Park was the 1883 reception held to mark the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The fete was attended by President Chester A. Arthur, General Ulysses S. Grant, and General William T. Sherman.
Erected 1969 by the City Planning Board of St. Paul.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 109 West 4th Street, Saint Paul MN 55102, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Saint Paul Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); The James J. Hill Reference Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamm's Bear (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Saint Paul (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pioneer Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church of Saint Louis, King of France (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Reverend Lucien Galtier (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint Paul.
Also see . . . The Source. City of St. Paul. "[Alonzo] Hauser created this statue, donated by the Women’s Institute of Saint Paul, to combine the city's historical past with the contemporary spirit of the day." (Submitted on May 9, 2011.)
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