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Little Falls in Morrison County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin

Original Historic Site

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
1. Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin Marker
Inscription.

Belle Prairie, meaning, "beautiful prairie," was named by French fur traders and voyageurs. It was organized as a township on March 25, 1859. Belle Prairie was the home of the first school in Morrison County started in 1849 by Frederick Ayer. Belle Prairie is the home of Holy Family Parish, one of the oldest Catholic parishes in Minnesota.

Morrison County
Celebrating 150 Years
1856 - 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Morrison County, Minnesota. (Marker Number 19.)
 
Location. 46° 2.043′ N, 94° 20.256′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is on Riverwood Drive 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18777 Riverwood Drive, Little Falls MN 56345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Log Cabin (a few steps from this marker); Site of Foundation of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (a few steps from this marker); The Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell (within
Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
2. Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin Marker
shouting distance of this marker); The Way of the Cross (within shouting distance of this marker); Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Family Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep) activated at Camp Ripley August 1942 (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
More about this marker. Marker is in front of the cabin in the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception Memorial Garden, east of Holy Family Parish.
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Roots of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Holy Family Church, Belle Prairie MN. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Holy Family Parish image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2014
3. Holy Family Parish
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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