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Morrison County Minnesota Historical Markers

 
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Minnesota (Morrison County), Camp Ripley — 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep) activated at Camp Ripley August 1942
Dedicated in honor of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep) Activated and formed at Camp Ripley August - September 1942 — Map (db m95045) WM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 66 East Broadway — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Built 1888 Renovated 2004 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Committee — Map (db m78299) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 75 East Broadway — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Established 1947 Renovated 2006 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78291) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — A Boyhood on the Mississippi
The center of Charles Lindbergh's grand boyhood adventures was the Mississippi River. Here he fished and swam, built and 'sailed" a raft, skipped across logjams, and looked across the water's wide expanse, dreaming about the future. It was in . . . — Map (db m78225) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 19 — Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin — Original Historic Site
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. . . . — Map (db m78448) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Big White Pine — King of the Forest
White pines once dominated northern Minnesota. Even in Lindbergh's time these scattered reminders of earlier eras dotted the pasture. The trunk in front of you is the remains of one of these forest giants. This white pine stood 100-feet . . . — Map (db m78229) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Black and White Cafe — Little Falls Historic District
Built 1931 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78250) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Buckman Hotel — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1901 Renovated 1994 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78252) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Butler Block — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1891 Renovated 1993 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78290) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Childhood Memories of a Magical Place
Young Explorer Introspective and inventive, Lindbergh explored the rivers and woods, making his own fun most days. In the "usual good weather of a Minnesota summer," Lindbergh spent most of his time outdoors. He avidly collected rocks, . . . — Map (db m78373) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — City Hall — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Built 1937 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78385) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — City Hall and Fire Department — Little Falls Historic District
. . . — Map (db m78282) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Episcopal Church of Our Savior
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m78470) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
. . . — Map (db m78428) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Gregerson Building — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Established 1907 Renovated 2006 ———————— Established 1918 & 1919 Renovated 2006 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78306) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Harrison & Peterson Building — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1908 Renovated 1998 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78308) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Holy Family Parish — Little Falls Historic Landmark — Belle Prairie • Founded 1852
The First Parish In The Diocese Of St. Cloud Addition & Remodeling Dedication - June 2000 ———————— Built c.1877 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission . . . — Map (db m78427) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — James Green Park
This riverfront park is named after James Green, a Pennsylvanian, who, with his wife, Isabella, and three children, came here in 1848 from the Selkirk colonies (Winnipeg). Their arrival marked the beginning of permanent settlement at Little . . . — Map (db m78713) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Lindbergh House
"I never deserted the farm as the ultimate goal of my return - and there is my home when I am home, for the farm unquestionably is the best of all places to live, and it affords the most independence." Thus wrote Congressman Charles A. . . . — Map (db m78194) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Lindbergh State Park
After Charles Lindbergh took off on his motorcycle in 1920, headed for the University of Wisconsin, he rarely came back to Little Falls. He made one visit by airplane in 1923, landing his "Jenny" - the first plane he owned - in a field near . . . — Map (db m78196) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Little Falls and the Mississippi River
For many generations, Native people lived in this area along the banks of the upper Mississippi. Later, fur traders and Christian missionaries worked among the Indians. But as early as the 1830s, white settlers and soldiers from Fort Snelling . . . — Map (db m78228) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Little Falls Commercial Historic District
The Little Falls Commercial Historic District is comprised of 32 contributing buildings that were constructed between 1887 and 1936, a time of tremendous growth for the city. The construction of the Little Falls dam in 1887-1888 spurred this . . . — Map (db m78725) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Log Cabin
This is a replica of the cabin, Mother Ignatius Hayes and her Sisters lived in, when they came to Belle Prairie in 1872. She purchased land from Daniel Mason in Belle Prairie on September 6, 1872 as a site for her convent. The Cabin was rebuilt . . . — Map (db m78435) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Morrison County Lumber Company — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Established 1918 Renovated 2004 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78322) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Morrison County Veterans Memorial — You Are Not Forgotten — All Gave Some • Land of the Free because of the Brave
. . . — Map (db m78372) WM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Nathan Richardson — "Father of Morrison County" — February 24, 1829 - January 9, 1908
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 . . . — Map (db m78471) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Northern Pacific Railway Depot
Cass Gilbert Depot has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1899 — Map (db m78231) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Rhodes-Tanner Block — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1892 Renovated 2003 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78287) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Rhodes-Wetzel Building — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Established 1881 Renovated 2009 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78289) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sacred Heart Chapel — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Built 1942 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78381) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sands Cafe — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1926 Renovated 1996 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78286) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Site of Foundation of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
Mother Mary Ignatius (Elizabeth) Hayes 1823 - 1894 Foundress "My principle prayer has been to known the will of God and my only resolution to do it." — Map (db m78436) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sprandel Block — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1887 Renovated 1996 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78232) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Tenant Farmer House — Home to Workers
This is the original Lindbergh Farm tenant farmer house, built about the same time as the Charles A. Lindbergh home, across the road to the east. Some of these farm workers brought playmates for young Charles. Somewhat isolated on the farm, . . . — Map (db m78193) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Bell
About the middle of January 1915, the convent bell was Blessed and placed in the Belfry of the Our Lady of the Angels Academy. Rev. Rather Barras preformed [sic] the ceremony. It was named, Michael, Ignatius, Francis, Anthony, Columba. — Map (db m78429) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Boyhood Farm of Charles Lindbergh
A Home Becomes A Park The landscape before you is the farm where Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the famous aviator, spent his youth. Lindbergh completed the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight on May 21, 1927. This land was donated to . . . — Map (db m78374) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Burton/Rosenmeier House — Built circa 1903
(Side A) The Burton/Rosenmeier House is significant architecturally as the outstanding example of the Classical Revival style in Little Falls and for its associations with its first two inhabitants: The Barney Burton family and later the . . . — Map (db m78472) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Monument
This monument which was built to memorialize the ground where the BODY OF CHRIST burnt, when the convent was destroyed by fire, on April 26, 1889. After the sale of the Academy building the Monument was moved from that location to the present . . . — Map (db m78434) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Way of the Cross
These Stations of the Cross were preserved from the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels which closed in 1969. The former Academy is now the River Pines Apartments Complex, located across the road. The original Chapel was blessed on December 7, . . . — Map (db m78433) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The WPA Builds a Park in the Rustic Style
Historic Treasures During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated federal programs aimed at putting people back to work. One of these programs was the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which focused on building . . . — Map (db m78379) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — United States Post Office — Little Falls Historic Landmark
Built 1916 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission — Map (db m78309) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Victor Building — Little Falls Historic District and Little Falls Historic Landmark
Established 1902 Renovated 2000 ———————— Established 1892 Renovated 2001 ———————— Established 1898 Renovated 2001 This property . . . — Map (db m78304) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — W. Tonn Block — Little Falls Historic District
Established 1895 Renovated 1998 — Map (db m78251) HM
Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — WPA Water Tower & Shelter Building
Holding Up The H2O The water tower was completed in 1939 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers. It stands three stories high. Water towers use gravity to create pressure that moves water through supply pipes. Each foot of . . . — Map (db m78380) HM

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