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Rice County Minnesota Historical Markers

 
The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour - Postcard View image, Touch for more information
circa 1920
The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour - Postcard View
Minnesota (Rice County), Faribault — The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
One of the earliest missionary centers of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and believed to be the first Episcopal cathedral built in the United States, the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour is also a monument to Henry Benjamin Whipple. Elected . . . — Map (db m82807) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Lonsdale — Christdala Swedish Lutheran Church 1877
The Christdala Congregation was formed on July 18, 1877 by the first Swedish immigrants to settle in Rice County. The Church was built during the summer of 1878 at a cost of $230 and is maintained in memory of the early Swedish settlers. Because of . . . — Map (db m93624) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Lonsdale — Nicolaus Gustafson
On September 7, 1876 Nicolaus Gustafson, a recent immigrant from Sweden, was fatally shot by Cole Younger during the notorious Jesse James Gang's aborted raid on the Northfield bank. Gustafson had ridden into town that morning with Peter Youngquist . . . — Map (db m93625) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Millersburg — Millersburg & the Northfield Bank RobberySeptember 6-7, 1876
Late in the day on September 6, 1876, four heavily armed men rode into Millersburg from the west and spent the night in the Cushman Hotel east of the school. They were led by a ruthless outlaw named Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger. The four armed men . . . — Map (db m93623) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Nerstrand — Nerstrand City Hall
Nerstrand City Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1908 — Map (db m49072) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Nerstrand — Thomas Anderson Veblen and Kari Bunde Veblen Farmstead / History of the Veblen Farmstead
Thomas Anderson Veblen and Kari Bunde Veblen Farmstead From 1866 to 1893 this farmstead was the home of the Veblen family one of the most prominent Norwegian immigrant families of the nineteenth century. The most distinguishing trait of . . . — Map (db m49376) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Northfield — A Flour Milling Revolution
In the 1870s and 1880s, important changes took place inside several small flour mills in southeastern Minnesota. Those changes laid the groundwork for a technological revolution that made Minnesota's milling industry the largest in the world. . . . — Map (db m26200) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Northfield — Civil War Monument
Dedicated to - the - Soldiers - and - Sailors who saved the Union 1861—1865 — Map (db m48434) HM
Minnesota (Rice County), Northfield — Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza2008
This Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza, with the sculpture "Harvest" as its centerpiece, commemorates with an enduring presence Northfield's sesquicentennial year 2005. In 1855, John Wesley North founded the town of Northfield and built a dam and . . . — Map (db m55167) HM

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