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Near Spicer in Kandiyohi County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Gates Homestead

 
 
Gates Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
1. Gates Homestead Marker
Inscription. Joshua H. Gates arrived at Diamond Lake in 1857 where he claimed land in Sections 17 and 20 of Harrison Township. Gates may have been the first farmer in what is now Kandiyohi County. This is the site of the Joshua and Lucinda Gates family homestead. Born in Scholiarie, New York on August 4, 1824 where he studied to become a teacher. Gates married Lucinda Saper in 1846 in New York and had six children. Gates organized, built and taught his own school for the children of the Diamond Lake settlement, as early as 1859. He taught 20 terms and served as superintendent in both Monongalia County and later in Kandiyohi County. He served as county commissioner and the first county auditor.

This project has been financed in part with funds provided by
the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.

 
Erected by the State of Minnesota and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 45° 11.76′ N, 94° 51.565′ W. Marker is near Spicer, Minnesota, in Kandiyohi
Gates Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
2. Gates Homestead Marker
County. Marker is on State Highway 4 south of 75th Avenue Northeast (County Highway 28), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is approximately six driving miles from Spicer. Marker is in this post office area: Kandiyohi MN 56251, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Diamond Lake Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Diamond Lake Community Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Red River Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Wheeler Lake Camp (approx. 3.6 miles away); Green Lake Mounds (approx. 4.2 miles away); Spicer (approx. 4.8 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); How Irving Township Got Its Start (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spicer.
 
More about this marker. The marker has the Historic Site seal of the Kandiyohi County Historical Society 1895.
 
Also see . . .  Joshua H. Gates. Find A Grave. Pine Tree Cemetery, Crow Wing County. (Submitted on September 14, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Gates Family Homestead and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
3. Gates Family Homestead and Marker
Gates Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, August 27, 2014
4. Gates Homestead Marker
Diamond Lake can be seen in the distance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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