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Northfield in Rice County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Civil War Monument

 
 
Civil War Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
1. Civil War Monument Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to
- the -
Soldiers
- and -
Sailors
who saved
the Union
1861—1865

Erected 1921

 
Erected 1921.
 
Location. 44° 27.369′ N, 93° 9.633′ W. Marker is in Northfield, Minnesota, in Rice County. Marker is at the intersection of Division Street and Bridge Square on Division Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northfield MN 55057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Flour Milling Revolution (approx. 6.4 miles away); Millersburg & the Northfield Bank Robbery (approx. 8.5 miles away); Nerstrand City Hall (approx. 9.1 miles away); Thomas Anderson Veblen and Kari Bunde Veblen Farmstead / History of the Veblen Farmstead (approx. 9.4 miles away); The Big Woods (approx. 9.5 miles away); Christdala Swedish Lutheran Church 1877 (approx. 9.9 miles away); Nicolaus Gustafson (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rice County Civil War Veterans. (Submitted on October 17, 2011.)
2. St. Olaf College.
Civil War Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
2. Civil War Monument
1861 — 1865
Wikipedia entry. "A lesser known fact about the Cereal Bowl is that Northfield's Civil War Veterans' Memorial (located in Bridge Square) features an eagle that is turned to face the college that wins the annual football match between the two schools." (Submitted on October 17, 2011.) 

3. Northfield, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. "On September 7, 1876, Northfield experienced one of its most important historical events: an outlaw gang led by Jesse James tried to rob the First National Bank of Northfield. Local citizens, recognizing what was happening, armed themselves and resisted the robbers and successfully thwarted the theft... Considering the James gang as related to postwar insurgency, the raid has sometimes been called the last major event of the American Civil War." (Submitted on October 17, 2011.) 

4. Fountains. Photos of the Bridge Square Fountain being installed and its dedication. (Submitted on October 17, 2011.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Nearby Sheldahl Anniversary Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
3. Nearby Sheldahl Anniversary Fountain
Bridge Square Fountain
Anniversary Fountain Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, July 22, 2011
4. Anniversary Fountain Plaque
Presented to the people of Northfield by Sheldahl, Inc. in recognition of its 25th anniversary and the many who have contributed to its progress. Raymond I. Jacobson, sculptor - August 1980
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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