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Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Henry Hill 1829-1879

 
 
Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
1. Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker
Minnesota River
Inscription.
1871 - Built dam for water power
1872 - Founded Granite Falls
photo of dam
Erected flour, grist, lumber mills in 1872. Gave free lots to secure settlers. Established first mail route and post office. Helped organize the first church. Donated land and promoted building of first school. Worked to obtain county seat for Granite Falls. During grasshopper plaque, fed the needy.

Erected by City of Granite Falls during the 1976 Bicentennial for the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society
 
Erected 1976 by the City of Granite Falls.
 
Location. 44° 48.229′ N, 95° 32.752′ W. Marker is in Granite Falls, Minnesota, in Yellow Medicine County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 67 east of State Highway 23, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is by the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Minnesota State Highway 67 East, Granite Falls MN 56241, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. School Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); World's Oldest Rock (within shouting distance of this marker);
Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
2. Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker
Ancient Exposed Rocks (within shouting distance of this marker); A Witness to Time (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Hanley Falls Railroad "Y" (approx. 8 miles away); The Wood Lake Battle (approx. 8.9 miles away); Wood Lake Battlefield State Monument (approx. 8.9 miles away); Maza sa Protected His Village (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granite Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Granite Falls, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 4, 2013.) 

2. City of Granite Falls, Minnesota. (Submitted on October 4, 2013.)
3. History of Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota. "Prior to 1849, Yellow Medicine County, was under federal jurisdiction and was officially known as a part of Wisconsin Territory." (Submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
3. Henry Hill 1829-1879 Marker
Minnesota River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
4. Minnesota River
upriver from marker
Minnesota River image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
5. Minnesota River
downriver from marker
Nearby 1976 Time Capsule image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
6. Nearby 1976 Time Capsule
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 4, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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