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St. Peter in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

St. Peter Boat Landing

 
 
St. Peter Boat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
1. St. Peter Boat Landing Marker
Inscription. About 150 feet North of this Park was the old boat landing.

Boat transportation from the earliest years of this area until the 1870's was the main source of commercial transportation.

The first steamboat to come up the Minnesota River was the "Anthony Wayne", July, 1850 and traveled as far as Mankato and returned.

One year over 400 boats made trips up the Minnesota River and returned.

53,600 bu. of small grain was shipped by steamboat from St. Peter in 1861.

In 1897, the "Henrietta" was the last steamboat to come up the river and return.

Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission

 
Erected 1976 by Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
 
Location. 44° 19.498′ N, 93° 57.227′ W. Marker is in St. Peter, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker is on Broadway Avenue (State Highway 99) east of Front Street (State Highway 22), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is by the Broadway Bridge at Levee Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Front Street, Saint Peter MN 56082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
St. Peter Boat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
2. St. Peter Boat Landing Marker
west side of marker with duplicate text
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bornemann House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nicollet County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Eugene St. Julien Cox House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Traverse des Sioux (approx. 1.7 miles away); A Minority in Their Homeland (approx. 1.7 miles away); Welcome to Traverse des Sioux (approx. 1.7 miles away); "Only a Memory Now" (approx. 1.7 miles away); Land-Seas (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Peter.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Saint Peter, Minnesota. (Submitted on June 8, 2013.)
2. St. Peter, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 8, 2013.) 

3. Minnesota River Bridge. (Submitted on June 8, 2013.)
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
St. Peter Boat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
3. St. Peter Boat Landing Marker
Broadway Bridge
National Register of Historic Places #99000934
St. Peter Boat Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
4. St. Peter Boat Landing Marker
Minnesota River
Scenic Byway Minnesota River Valley
Bridge No. 4930
Nearby Saint Peter's Pearly Gates image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 16, 2013
5. Nearby Saint Peter's Pearly Gates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 8, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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