Shorewood in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Erected 1941 by Minnesota Historical Society/Minnesota Dept. of Highways. (Marker Number HE-SHC-022.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
Location. 44° 54.372′ N, 93° 32.232′ W. Marker is in Shorewood, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on State Highway 7, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker and remains of the southern part of the historic wayside can no longer be accessed directly from MN Highway 7. If you turn south at the Old Market Road stoplight, the area can be accessed via Broms Blvd/Radisson Rd. Marker is in this post office area: Excelsior MN 55331, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers Memorial (approx. one mile away); In Honor of All Who Served and Those Who Died Geology of Lake Minnetonka (approx. 1.4 miles away); Peter M. Gideon (approx. 2.6 miles away); Peter M. Gideon and the Wealthy Apple (approx. 2.7 miles away); Wayzata Depot (approx. 4½ miles away); Veterans Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); SurfSide Park (approx. 6.7 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is part of a once grand NYA-built roadside parking area along what is now MN Highway 7. According to the Minnesota highway department's Roadside Development Division's annual report for 1938: "The construction of this development was begun in the spring of 1937 and presents a complete roadside parking area and picnic grounds which includes council ring, fireplaces, picnic tables, athletic field and shelter house, together with an historic marker."
The rustic depression-era council ring, well enclosure, crumbled fireplace, and historical marker still remain on the south side of Minnesota Highway 7. On the north side of the highway (accessible via Excelsior Blvd.), there are also remains of parts the park, mainly the overlook wall.
A "Lake Minnetonka Region" geological
Also see . . .
1. MNDOT's Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory Sheet. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota.)
2. Photo of the Missing Geological Marker. (Submitted on June 14, 2010, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota.)
Categories. • Natural Features • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2010, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota. This page has been viewed 1,445 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on February 3, 2014, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 14, 2010, by Martha Decker of Shakopee, Minnesota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.