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Minneapolis in Hennepin County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone

 
 
The Devil's Backbone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2015
1. The Devil's Backbone Marker
Inscription.

Surveys conducted in the early 19th Century identified several significant geological features of the area now known as the Loring Park neighborhood. One was "The Devil's Backbone," a long ridge located about one mile south of the Mississippi River at the Falls of St. Anthony. Later to be known as Lowry Hill, Native Americans had long followed migrating buffalo along a trail which cut across the ridge bending to the northeast around a spring fed pond. The trail would later become today's Hennepin Avenue, and the pond, the center piece of today's Loring Park.

Image and Text Source: In the Shadow of the City, A History of the Loring Park Neighborhood
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 44° 58.198′ N, 93° 16.721′ W. Marker is in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in Hennepin County. Marker is on Grant Street west of Nicollet Mall, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minneapolis MN 55403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Basilica and Churches (here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing

Loring Park Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2015
2. Loring Park Markers
(here, next to this marker); Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing (here, next to this marker); Wesley United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood (about 800 feet away); USS Minnesota (BB22) (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Minneapolis (CA36) (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minneapolis.
 
Also see . . .
1. Loring Park, A Minneapolis Neighborhood. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Citizens for a Loring Park Community. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Loring Park Neighborhood Profile. (Submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 122 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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