Near New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Turnverein Founding Site
(From here, 717 feet in the direction of the arrow on the 11th of November 1856 the New Ulm Turnverein originated.)
Location. 44° 20.994′ N, 94° 30.18′ W. Marker is near New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on KC Road 0.8 miles west of North Broadway Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Doughboy Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Leavenworth Rescue Expedition (approx. 2.9 miles away); Colonel Wilhelm Pfaender (approx. 2.9 miles away); In Recognition of a Minnesota Coaching Record (approx. 3 miles away); In Recognition of a Distinguished Career as a Player and Coach New Ulm's Glockenspiel (approx. 3 miles away); Buenger Store (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
More about this marker. Turnverein is derived from the German words turnen (gymnastics), and verein (club). The gymnastic society trained both mind and body.
Also see . . .
1. The German Turnverein. (Submitted on June 24, 2013.)
2. Turners. Wikipedia entry. "Together with Carl Schurz, the American Turners were supportive of the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States. They provided the bodyguard at his inauguration on March 4, 1861, and at his funeral in April, 1865." (Submitted on June 24, 2013.)
Categories. • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.