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Lake City in Wabasha County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The First Settler

 
 
The First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
1. The First Settler Marker
Inscription. The first actual settler in Lake City was Jacob Boody who came in the Fall of 1853. His brother and Abner Dwelle came the next year. Samuel Doughty built the first substantial home and blacksmith shop in 1855. That same year the town was platted and the first post office was incorporated in 1872. Lake City is noted for the beauty of its location and surroundings.
 
Location. 44° 27.106′ N, 92° 15.96′ W. Marker is in Lake City, Minnesota, in Wabasha County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and East Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is at Ohuta Park (City Beach). Marker is in this post office area: Lake City MN 55041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Louis McCahill Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gold Star Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Lake Pepin: Birthplace of Waterskiing (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Very Old Fish Story (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Sea Wing Disaster (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Fort St. Antoine (approx. 2.3 miles away in Wisconsin);
The First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
2. The First Settler Marker
Maiden Rock (approx. 3.6 miles away in Wisconsin); Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Lake City, Minnesota. Lake City History. (Submitted on January 30, 2012.) 

2. Lake City Historical Society. (Submitted on January 30, 2012.)
3. Smithsonian Institution. Wave. "The fountain is a memorial to the beginnings of water skiing and to Ralph Samuelson, the father of water skiing." (Submitted on January 30, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The First Settler Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
3. The First Settler Marker
Ohuta Park
Ohuta Park Flag image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
4. Ohuta Park Flag
Lake Pepin / Mississippi River
Nearby Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
5. Nearby Sculpture
Wave
Plaque on Fountain image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 22, 2011
6. Plaque on Fountain
[quotes from Thomas C. Hardman and Ralph W. Samuelson]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 30, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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