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

Nathan Richardson

“Father of Morrison County”

 

—February 24, 1829 - January 9, 1908 —

 
Nathan Richardson Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2014
1. Nathan Richardson Monument
Inscription.

Nathan Richardson, affectionately known as "Uncle Nate," was one of the founders of Morrison County when it was organized in 1856. He was later instrumental in expanding the county to include the portion on the west side of the Mississippi River. He assisted the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe with efforts to retain it's reservation, helped to develop the Little Falls & Dakota Railroad, and was Morrison County's first historian. Richardson has the distinction of holding more public offices than any other person in the history of the county

Minnesota State Legislator • Register of Deeds • Clerk of County Board of Commissioners • Judge of Probate • Mayor of Little Falls • Postmaster • County Attorney • County Auditor • Deputy State's Attorney • Captain of Home Guards • Chair of Little Falls Township Board • Election Clerk • President of Board of Education • County Census-taker

Text by Mary Warner

Commemorated this 2nd day of June, 2006 in celebration of Morrison County's Sesquicentennial year.
 
Erected 2006 by Morrison County, Minnesota.
 
Location. 45° 58.533′ N, 94° 21.63′ W. Marker is in Little Falls, Minnesota, in Morrison County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street SE and
Nathan Richardson Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2014
2. Nathan Richardson Marker
1st Ave, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street SE. Touch for map. Monument is on the west grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 1st Street SE, Little Falls MN 56345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Hall and Fire Department (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rhodes-Tanner Block (about 500 feet away); Sands Cafe (about 500 feet away); Rhodes-Wetzel Building (about 500 feet away); Butler Block (about 600 feet away); Buckman Hotel (about 600 feet away); Black and White Cafe (about 600 feet away); W. Tonn Block (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Falls.
 
Also see . . .
1. Little Falls Self-Guided Historic Walking or Driving Tour. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Nathan Richardson Bio. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Morrison County, Minnesota. (Submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. PoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Morrison County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2014
3. Morrison County Courthouse
Nathan Richardson Monument at bottom left of photo, in shadow
Nathan Richardson Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2014
4. Nathan Richardson Bust
Nathan Richardson Sculpture Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2014
5. Nathan Richardson Sculpture Mark
 
 
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 285 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 1, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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