Lake City in Wabasha County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Historic Lake Pepin: Birthplace of Waterskiing
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society
Erected 1971 by the Minnesota Historical Society. (Marker Number WB-LKC-093.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 26.79′ N, 92° 15.702′ W. Marker is in Lake City, Minnesota, in Wabasha County. Marker is on South Lakeshore Drive (U.S. 61) south of West Elm Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the Lake City Concourse. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City MN 55041, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Very Old Fish Story (a few steps from this marker); Louis McCahill Memorial Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The First Settler (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Fort St. Antoine (approx. 2.3 miles away in Wisconsin); Maiden Rock (approx. 4 miles away in Wisconsin); Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
Also see . . .
1. Ralph Samuelson. Water Ski Hall of Fame. "...on Lake Pepin on July 8, 1925, he became the first water ski jumper." (Submitted on July 31, 2011.)
2. Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "Lake City, one of the earliest resort towns in Minnesota, is located on Lake Pepin, which is a widening of the Mississippi River." (Submitted on July 31, 2011.)
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