Near Kimball in Stearns County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Maine Prairie Corners
With the coming of the Soo Line in 1886, most buildings were moved to Kimball. The last to remain burned in 1919.
the Kimball Centennial Committee 1949
Erected 1949 by the Minnesota Department of Highways, Stearns County Historical Society and the Kimball Centennial Committee. (Marker Number SN-MPR-004.)
Location. 45° 22.833′ N, 94° 16.041′ W. Marker is near Kimball, Minnesota, in Stearns County. Marker is on State Highway 15 south of County Road 8, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at a paved highway pull-off approximately 5 miles north of Kimball. Marker is in this post office area: Kimball MN 55353, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Luxemburg (approx. 5.2 miles away); Veterans Park (approx. 8.4 Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel) (approx. 8.8 miles away); Exploring The Mississippi Headwaters (approx. 9.9 miles away); Quarry Derrick (approx. 10.8 miles away); Fata Morgana (approx. 10.9 miles away); St. Walburg Hall (approx. 12.9 miles away); Kingston Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Minnesota Department of Transportation. Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The nine-foot-tall, 2 1/2 ton granite monument was a gift of the Cold Spring Granite Company. The text was written by Mrs. Clayton Greely of Kimball. Caesar Copeland of the Beim Farm installed the marker's foundation, and the Kimball Centennial Committee provided funding for the foundation and the dedication ceremonies. The marker was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1949. The Kimball American Legion color guard opened the event and Glanville Smith, president of the Stearns County Historical Society, addressed the gathering..." (Submitted on December 14, 2013.)
Additional keywords. Maine Prairie Pioneers Monument
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 400 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 14, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.