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Stillwater in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

1965 Easter Sunday Floodwater Crest

 
 
1965 Easter Sunday Floodwater Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
1. 1965 Easter Sunday Floodwater Crest Marker
Inscription.

On Easter Sunday April 18, 1965 floodwaters of the St. Croix River crested here at 694.07 ft. above sea level, highest stage ever recorded at this point, and 19 ft. above normal. A mile-long dike built by hundreds of volunteer workers, including teenage boys and girls and inmates of the state prison prevented the flood waters from inundating the business district of Stillwater.
 
Location. 45° 3.423′ N, 92° 48.275′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, Minnesota, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Myrtle Street and the St. Croix Riverfront, on the left when traveling east on Myrtle Street. Touch for map. Marker is near the park pavilion. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lowell Park, Stillwater MN 55082, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lumbermen's Exchange Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 114 North Main Street (about 500 feet away); Birthplace of Minnesota (about 500 feet away); 1884 Upper St. Croix River Log Jam (about 500 feet away); John Karst Block (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about
1965 Easter Sunday Floodwater Crest Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
2. 1965 Easter Sunday Floodwater Crest Marker
Looking north
500 feet away); 226 East Myrtle Street (about 600 feet away); Connolly Shoe Company Building (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .
1. Record St. Croix River Flooding.
Has photo of inundated lift bridge
(Submitted on November 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Mississippi River Flood of 1965. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. River's Up and I Can't Get Across. (Submitted on November 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Lift Bridge and St. Croix River Floodwall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
3. Lift Bridge and St. Croix River Floodwall
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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