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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hennepin County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Hennepin County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hennepin County, MN (199) Anoka County, MN (22) Carver County, MN (24) Dakota County, MN (52) Ramsey County, MN (125) Scott County, MN (22) Sherburne County, MN (7) Wright County, MN (12)  HennepinCounty(199) Hennepin County (199)  AnokaCounty(22) Anoka County (22)  CarverCounty(24) Carver County (24)  DakotaCounty(52) Dakota County (52)  RamseyCounty(125) Ramsey County (125)  ScottCounty(22) Scott County (22)  SherburneCounty(7) Sherburne County (7)  WrightCounty(12) Wright County (12)
Minneapolis is the county seat for Hennepin County
Adjacent to Hennepin County, Minnesota
      Anoka County (22)  
      Carver County (24)  
      Dakota County (52)  
      Ramsey County (125)  
      Scott County (22)  
      Sherburne County (7)  
      Wright County (12)  
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1Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — 1856 Federal Style Gideon H. Pond House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restoration funded through a $270,000 grant appropriated by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. A project of the Minnesota State Historical Society and the City of . . . Map (db m117721) HM
2Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — A Bridge to the Past
In 1919, Hennepin County hired the Illinois Steel Bridge Company to replace a deteriorating timber trestle built across Long Meadow Lake in 1891. The new 860-foot bridge was the longest Camelback through-truss bridge in the state when it opened in . . . Map (db m180917) HM
3Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Changing Landscapes
You are entering a river bluff environment that has been greatly altered over the last two centuries. The bluff top area was formerly oak savannah with prairie and woodland elements. Natural springs and shallow flood plain lakes in the river bottoms . . . Map (db m117485) HM
4Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Civil War Monument
[south side] Erected by the Citizens of Bloomington, Memorial Day, 1890, In honor and memory of our country's defenders 1861, - 1865. Monument Committee. Sever Ellingson, Chairman. • Wm. Oxborough, Jr. • H.H. Pond, Treas. . . . Map (db m56933) WM
5Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Dakota Life
Many Dakotas consider the Minnesota River Valley to be their spiritual home. The Dakota Indians were the last group of native peoples to live in the valley near this site. Starting in the mid-1600s, they migrated here in successive waves from the . . . Map (db m117487) HM
6Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Dakota Missions on the Frontier
In the 1830s and 1840s Christian Missionaries came into Indian Country, which included Bloomington, with the purpose of converting Dakota Indians to Christian beliefs and white person's ways. This included farming, owning property, receiving a . . . Map (db m117572) HM
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7Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Gideon and Agnes Pond House
Welcome to the 19th century dwelling of Gideon and Agnes Hopkins Pond, missionaries to the Dakota Indians, farmers, and ministers to the community of Bloomington, Minnesota, during the mid- to late-1800s. Following a move from the Lake . . . Map (db m117722) HM
8Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Minnesota River Valley
Look over the tree-framed bluff across 12,000 years of human history where native peoples and Euro-American settlers made their home in the river valley. There are many cultural differences between you, the modern-day visitor, and the native people . . . Map (db m117489) HM
9Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Missionaries to the Dakota
Listed below are some of the most prominent missionaries to the Dakota Indians. These missionaries were sponsored by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, a joint venture of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches of America. . . . Map (db m117630) HM
10Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Oak Grove Mission
After several years at Lake Calhoun and a series of battles with the Ojibwe (Anishinabe), Chief Cloud Man (Marpiyawicasta) moved to the banks of the Minnesota River. In 1843 Gideon and Samuel Pond followed Cloud Man to this river bluff location. . . . Map (db m117498) HM
11Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Pond Dakota Mission Park
Welcome to Pond Dakota Mission Park, the site of the historic Oak Grove Mission and the 1856 Gideon and Agnes Pond House. The Ponds served as missionaries to the Dakota Indians and as farmers and ministers to the community of Bloomington, Minnesota. . . . Map (db m117549) HM
12Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Pond Family Heritage Timeline
Samuel Pond (1808-1891) and Gideon Pond (1810-1878) were born into a mostly rural United States comprised of 17 states with a population of slightly over 7 million. These brothers from Connecticut were two of the most influential persons interacting . . . Map (db m117720) HM
13Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, East Bloomington — Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond
1834 – 1934 To honor Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond Volunteer missionaries to the Dakotas who arrived at Ft. Snelling May 6, 1834. This tablet is placed on the house built in 1856 by Gideon H. Pond. Near-by is the site of . . . Map (db m4894) HM
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14Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, South Loop District — Rodney J. Putz1939 – 1994
In memory of Rodney J. Putz 1939 – 1994 This living garden has been planted in memory of Rodney J. Putz. Visionary, Entrepreneur, Leader, Teacher, Mentor, Friend, Brother, Father, Husband, Great Human . . . Map (db m17287) HM
15Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, West Bloomington — Bloomington Town Hall
The Bloomington Town Hall was built twenty feet from this site in 1892 on land given to the Township by the Baillif family. The building was moved to the current location in the 1930's in the first of a number of remodelings the building has . . . Map (db m15357) HM
16Minnesota, Hennepin County, Bloomington, West Bloomington — Fallen Heroes Memorial
Fallen Heroes SPC Benjamin J. Slaven June 9, 2006 · SGT Brent W. Koch June 16, 2006 · SPC Kyle R. Miller June 29, 2006 · SSG Jeffery J. Hansen Aug. 21, 2006 · . . . Map (db m42804) WM
17Minnesota, Hennepin County, Brooklyn Center — Earle Brown and the Brooklyn Farm
Although this site is known today as the Earl Brown farm, it originally belonged to Captain John Martin, who was involved in steamboating, lumbering, banking, flour milling and railroading. In the mid-1880s, he purchased 420 acres of rich Hennepin . . . Map (db m69931) HM
18Minnesota, Hennepin County, Brooklyn Park — How the Dam Works
The original dam was built in 1913 and had 28 steel gates. The gates moved up and down to allow different amounts of water to flow under them. The current dam was completed in 1997 and is fitted with five crest gates. These gates maintain . . . Map (db m74833) HM
19Minnesota, Hennepin County, Champlin — Louis Hennepin
On July-1-1680 Louis Hennepin left this place to discover the St Anthony Falls ——— Marked by the Daughters of the American Colonists – 1929 –Map (db m69738) HM
20Minnesota, Hennepin County, Champlin — World War II Monument
Honoring the Men and Women of this Community who Served in the Armed Forces of the United States in the Global War. In memory of neighborhood boys who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II • Kenneth Adcock • Robert L. Goodrich • Robert . . . Map (db m70546) WM
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21Minnesota, Hennepin County, Eden Prairie — Cummins HomesteadEstablished in 1856, John and Mattie Cummins lived on this farm until 1908.
Neighbors, horticulture, and wheat John Cummins frequently exchanged labor with his neighbors, helping with sowing, harvesting, processing and building. He became interested in trees, nuts, flowers and fruits, and worked to promote their . . . Map (db m105280) HM
22Minnesota, Hennepin County, Eden Prairie — Phipps–Grill Families
Edwin and Harriet Phipps owned the farm from 1906 to 1934. Their son-in-law and daughter Martin and Mildred Grill owned it from 1934 until 1976. The Phipps raised grain, vegetables, and flowers, but were especially known for asparagus. Edwin . . . Map (db m117774) HM
23Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Country Club — Dwight Williams Park
Sergeant Dwight Carleton Williams, ski trooper, 10th Mountain Division. Born in Minneapolis, July 22, 1924. Attended Edina Grade School, Blake School, and Harvard College. Killed in action April 30, 1945, in Italy and buried there. In loving . . . Map (db m199335) HM WM
24Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Country Club — Edina Mill: A Fast Creek Generates Industry... and a Community
How Did Edina Become Edina? The Waterville Mill was built at this spot in 1857 by four partners looking to make use of fast-running waters in Minnehaha Creek. Land was purchased and a dam installed at a natural cascade in the creek. A . . . Map (db m198307) HM
25Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Country Club — Edina Mills
Built in 1857, the flour mill on this site was central to the growth and development of the City of Edina. The year 1869 brought a Scots miller, Andrew Craik, to a small community then called Waterville Mills. Craik purchased the twelve-year-old . . . Map (db m198367) HM
26Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Golf Terrace Heights — A Creek, a Cause and Some Cows: Add Together, What Do You Get?
The Place Where People Want To Go Back in the late 1900s, farmland stretched along this area below the Edina Mill dam. The pastoral landscape—with its intersection of the creek, grassy fields and woods—became a popular destination. Swimming . . . Map (db m198304) HM
27Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Golf Terrace Heights — Edina Veterans Memorial
Remembering that Freedom is Not Free On June 25, 2010, the first meeting of the Edina Veterans Memorial Committee with twelve volunteer members was held. Alongside valued financial assistance received from the State of Minnesota and the City of . . . Map (db m199346) WM
28Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Golf Terrace Heights — Minnehaha Grange Hall
[west side] Minnehaha Grange No. 398 was organized on December 12, 1873. Its members came from Edina Mills, Richfield Mills, St. Louis Park and the surrounding area. At first, the Grange met in the homes of its members. Then in . . . Map (db m55450) HM
29Minnesota, Hennepin County, Edina, Golf Terrace Heights — Old Cahill School
[east side] The Cahill Settlement was one of the early communities in the western half of Richfield Township. It was established in the 1850s by Irish immigrants fleeing famine in their native Ireland. During the years of 1846, . . . Map (db m55813) HM
30Minnesota, Hennepin County, Excelsior — Geology of Lake Minnetonka
Like most lakes in Minnesota, Lake Minnetonka was formed during the Ice Age of the last two million years. During several separate glacial periods, ice advanced along different routes across the state. The glaciers, along with large volumes of . . . Map (db m59925) HM
31Minnesota, Hennepin County, Excelsior — In Honor of All Who Served and Those Who Died
Army • Navy • Air Force Marines • Coast Guard • Merchant Marines World War I Grant Lorenz US Army Donald Gray US Army Blanchard West US Army Mervin Grover US Army Guy R. Forbes US Army J. Jay Vietz US Army John W. . . . Map (db m63784) WM
32Minnesota, Hennepin County, Excelsior — Peter M. Gideon
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33Minnesota, Hennepin County, Excelsior — Peter M. Gideon and the Wealthy Apple
In 1853, Peter Miller Gideon and his wife, Wealthy, arrived in Minnesota from Ohio and settled on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Long interested in fruitgrowing, Peter Gideon determined to satisfy the craving of pioneer families for apples and other . . . Map (db m59213) HM
34Minnesota, Hennepin County, Excelsior — Soldiers Memorial
[The Grand Army of the Republic Badge] In memory of our soldier dead.Map (db m60849) HM
35Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — Coldwater Springhouse & Reservoir Reported missing
The U.S. Army constructed the Coldwater Springhouse and Reservoir between the late 1870s and early 1880s to supply water to an expanding Fort Snelling. Coldwater Spring provided water from 1820 to the 1920s. The spring holds cultural significance to . . . Map (db m204889) HM
36Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — Fort Snelling 1861–1946
This historical ground was a pivotal place in the development of the Northwest. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Fort Snelling expanded its limestone walls into this area, formerly a part of the U.S. Indian Agency and the location of the . . . Map (db m211174) HM
37Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — The Prairie
A Sea of Grass In its early days Fort Snelling was surrounded by a sea of head-high grass. The vast Minnesota prairie was broken only by small groves of trees—willows, cottonwoods, and oaks that grew near creeks, lakes, and marshes. . . . Map (db m211175) HM
38Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18Historic Fort Snelling
Built in 1904-05 by the U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 were constructed as double barracks to house cavalry troops. By 1911 the cavalry had left Fort Snelling, but the buildings continued to house troops through the early 1940s as the post grew in . . . Map (db m211176) HM
39Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — Welcome to Fort Snelling State Park / A Moving Obstacle
Where Rivers and People Come Together
You are standing on ground that has been a gathering place for rivers, people and legends for thousands of years. Nearby is the confluence, or meeting, of two mighty rivers—the Mississippi and . . . Map (db m185834) HM
40Minnesota, Hennepin County, Fort Snelling — Whiskey
A Great Horse A Stout Heart 1911 – 1943 Map (db m210335) HM
41Minnesota, Hennepin County, Maple Grove — Pierre Bottineau HouseRelocation and Restoration Project
The house on the hill... On the hill before you stands the first frame house built within the original confines of Maple Grove Township. It was constructed in 1854 (four years before Minnesota became a state) by Pierre Bottineau, one of . . . Map (db m197973) HM
42Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis — 1st Infantry DivisionUnited States Army
The heart of the U.S. Army is its regular infantry, with lineage going back to 1808. The First Infantry Division is America’s oldest division. In 1918 the soldiers of the 1st won America’s first major battle of WWI at Cantigy. In WWII the 1st . . . Map (db m70951) WM
43Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis — Four Marine Raider Battalions Memorial
February 16th 1942 Midway, Tulagi, Makin; February 1st 1944 Russell Islands, New Georgia, Bouganville. Guadacanal-In Memory and Honor of the 8,078 men of the four Marine Raider battalions who fought in World War II, 892 of whom died in battle, 2420 . . . Map (db m107342) WM
44Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis — Fourth Marine Division MemorialFourth Marine Division Association
In memoriam to the 3298 men of the Fourth Marine Division of WW II who fell in battle, the 14424 wounded in action and those of us who have joined them. Semper Fidels Roi Namur Marshall Is. 2-1-1944; Saipan Marianas Is. 6-15-1944; Iwo Jima . . . Map (db m107345) WM
45Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis — Wokiksuye K'a WoyuonihanRemembering and Honoring
This memorial honors the sixteen hundred Dakota people, many of them women and children, who were imprisoned here at Fort Snelling in the aftermath of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota Conflict. Frightened, uprooted, and uncertain of the fate of their missing . . . Map (db m131090) HM
46Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — First Dwelling in Minneapolis
On the hill above was erected the first dwelling in Minneapolis by Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond missionaries to the Indians June, 1834. Dedicated by the Native Sons of Minnesota, May 30th, 1908.Map (db m205658) HM
47Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — History of the GardenEloise Butler—Wildflower Garden Founder
“. . . a bit of natural growth is a source of greater delight to the true nature lover than the most beautiful and most highly cultivated garden” —Eloise Butler Teacher and botanist Eloise Butler was the Garden's . . . Map (db m86830) HM
48Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — In Memory of the Boys of Our Navy
In memory of the Boys of our Navy who fought during the Great War 1914 – 1918Map (db m211689) WM
49Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — Peavey Fountain
Given to the people of Minneapolis in 1891 by F.H. Peavey as a drinking fountain for horses. This monument was rededicated as a memorial to the horses of the 151st Field Artillery Minnesota National Guard killed in action in the First World War.Map (db m76192) WM
50Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — 2 — The Railroad and the CityMidtown Corridor — CM & St P Grade Separation Historic District —
The Expanding City In 1910, Minneapolis was growing in every direction. From its beginnings at the Falls of St. Anthony about 70 years before, a dense collection of commercial and industrial buildings filled the downtown, and block after . . . Map (db m200506) HM
51Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — Victory Memorial Drive
Dedicated to the memory of the soldiers, sailors and marines of Hennepin County who lost their lives in the Great World War 1914–1918Map (db m176211) WM
52Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Calhoun Isles — You Are Here… Lake Calhoun
Missionaries Samuel and Gideon Pond arrived at Fort Snelling in 1834 and were immediately dispatched to work with Cloudman, Chief of the Dakota people, who had established an agricultural settlement on the eastern shores of Lake Calhoun near the . . . Map (db m212037) HM
53Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Architects and Engineers Building
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m80195) HM
54Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Beneath the Surface — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
This 1893 map shows the system of tunnels that ran under the West Side Milling District–part of the complex waterworks that brought energy from the 50-foot drop of the falls into the mills. Water from the river above the falls flowed . . . Map (db m28081) HM
55Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Bridging the Stream — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
People have long crossed the river at about this point. This was a natural fording place, used by Native Americans and also by soldiers from Fort Snelling. The first documented ferry service was provided by a Dakota Indian woman with her canoe in . . . Map (db m50228) HM
56Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Changing the Shape of the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
When Europeans first saw the falls, the crest was well below Hennepin Island. Natural erosion caused the line of the falls to move steadily upriver at about four feet a year. By the 1850s, the cataract was approaching the upper limit of the . . . Map (db m28025) HM
57Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Eagles
The Eagles installed on the Convention Center Plaza are artifacts removed from the 1927 era Auditorium which was located on the nearby site now occupied by the new Minneapolis Convention Center. The old Auditorium was bounded by Grant Street on . . . Map (db m91399) HM
58Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Former Site of Plymouth Congregational Church1875 to 1907
[Title is text]Map (db m79250) HM
59Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Founders of Central Lutheran Church
John H. Field · O.L. Loberg · Dr. F. Moody S.A. Nelson · Oliver Prestholdt Dr. Ivar Sivertsen · Dr. C.O. Solberg J.S. Strate · E. H. Sund · Dr. A.C. Tingdale R. T. Tingdale · Christian Wangaard Founders . . . Map (db m91375) HM
60Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Historic Milling District
This aerial view shows the gatehouse, water power canal and adjacent mills as they appeared in 1945. They, together with similar structures on the east bank, made Minneapolis the milling capital of the nation from 1880-1930. Changes in marketing and . . . Map (db m27169) HM
61Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Indians at the Falls — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
For Native American people, the Falls of St. Anthony was a landmark and sacred place. The river was a major highway for trade and travel. Although no Indian villages have been recorded here, oral traditions suggest frequent visits for fishing and . . . Map (db m43661) HM
62Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Loring Park: Basilica and Churches
Construction on the Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 North 17th Avenue, began in 1907. It is the country's first Basilica and acts as an anchoring landmark on the north side of Loring Park. The church was planned by French architect Emmanuel . . . Map (db m91409) HM
63Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Loring Park: Historic Districts and Buildings
Loring Park has 14 historically designated buildings as well as the Harmon Place Historic Auto District. Some of the designated buildings include the Minneapolis Woman's Club, the Basilica of St. Mary, the Loring Theater, the Wesley Methodist . . . Map (db m91408) HM
64Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Loring Park: Loring Greenway and Housing
The Loring Park Development District was created in 1972 to plan and underwrite high density residential and commercial building through tax increment financing. Ten blocks were demolished and redeveloped in an area roughly between the south . . . Map (db m91435) HM
65Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Loring Park: Neighborhood Organizing
The Loring Park neighborhood is home to one of the city's oldest neighborhood organizations. In 1972, neighbors banded together in a successful fight to prevent the demolition of the historic 1906 Loring Park Shelter Building. Forming the . . . Map (db m91436) HM
66Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone
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 . . . Map (db m91406) HM
67Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — New Uses for Old Mills — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The square seven-story building with a sloping mansard roof at First Street and Fifth Avenue was built in 1879 as the Crown Roller Mill. It was then one of the largest and most modern flour mills at the falls, although its daily capacity of 2,400 . . . Map (db m43004) HM
68Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — State TheatreBuilt 1921 • Restored 1991
A project for the City and the People of Minneapolis by the Minneapolis Community Development Agency [City Officials listed] "Dedicated to the People of Minneapolis and their children and their children's children, that through the years it . . . Map (db m71879) HM
69Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Stone Arch Bridge
"This the only one of its kind that spans the Father of Waters, and is one of the largest and most noteworthy in the United States. Firmer than the earth which supports it, it is constructed to stand the test of time." . . . Map (db m27042) HM
70Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Stone Arch Bridge - Great Northern RailwayNational Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
The Stone Arch Bridge of the Burlington Northern Railway is acknowledged to be one of the finest stone viaducts in the world, due to its massive masonry, lofty arches, and graceful curvature. Constructed: 1882-1883Map (db m152946)
71Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The Barrel-Makers' Co-ops — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The red brick building at the corner of Third Avenue and First Street was one of many factories that supplied the barrels used for flour. Called coopers, the skilled workers who made barrels pioneered a new role for labor in Minneapolis. When their . . . Map (db m44523) HM
72Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The Basilica of Saint Mary
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m75412) HM
73Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The House of John H. Stevens — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
The US Post Office stands on the site of the first permanent dwelling in what is now Minneapolis. The land was part of the Fort Snelling Military Reservation in 1849, but the army allowed John H. Stevens to build a house in return for operating a . . . Map (db m43036) HM
74Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The Washburn and Pillsbury Clans — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Minneapolis flour milling magnate, Cadwallader C. Washburn, was a member of a Maine family that sent four brothers to Congress, all from different states. Cadwallader served Wisconsin as congressman (1854-61, 1867-71) and governor (1872-73). His . . . Map (db m44409) HM
75Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The West Side Milling District — Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —
Minneapolis on the west bank of the river quickly overtook St. Anthony on the east side. A major reason was more efficient use of water power. In 1857 the Minneapolis Mill Company started to build a canal along South First Street. Enlarged and . . . Map (db m27746) HM
76Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — The Woman's Club of Minneapolis410 Oak Grove Street — Individually Designated Historic Structure —
Built 1927 By Leon Eugene ArnalMap (db m91402) HM
77Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — USS Minneapolis (CA36)
The heavy cruiser USS MINNEAPOLIS was the second US Navy ship to bear the name. She was built at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and commissioned 19 May 1934. MINNEAPOLIS was at sea off Pearl Harbor when Japan attacked on 7 December 1941. . . . Map (db m91372) HM
78Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — USS Minnesota (BB22)
The battleship USS MINNESOTA was the second US Navy to bear the name. She was built at Newport News, VA, and commissioned 9 March 1907. MINNESOTA sailed in late 1907 as a member of the 16 ship "Great White Fleet" on a round-the-world . . . Map (db m91371) HM
79Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Welcome to the Historic Loring Park Neighborhood
The story of this place begins as an encampment for untold generations of the Dakota People. Located near the ancient trail that was later to become Hennepin Avenue, the encampment lay beside a spring fed pond, at the base of the rolling oak . . . Map (db m91440) HM
80Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — 501 — Wesley United Methodist ChurchEstablished in 1852 — United Methodist Historic Site —
This church stands as the first Minneapolis Methodist Church founded west of the Mississippi River. It has been the site of several Annual Conference sessions and twice Methodist bishops have been consecrated at its altar. Having brought scores . . . Map (db m122510) HM
81Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — Westminster Presbyterian Church
The former site of Westminster Presbyterian Church Dedicated March 11, 1883 Destroyed by fire September 6, 1895. Map (db m3687) HM
82Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Central Minneapolis — William de la BarreSaint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail
After the Washburn A Mill explosion in 1878, a young Vienna-born engineer called on owner Cadwallader C. Washburn with a dust-collecting device that he said would prevent such accidents. Washburn hired him to oversee rebuilding the A Mill. . . . Map (db m43664) HM
83Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Cooper — Mississippi RiverHorace Cleveland's Vision — The 125th Historical Marker Project —
Did you know that the Park Board has protected the Mississippi River as a park for over 100 years? Within weeks of its inception in 1883, the Park Board hired H.W.S. Cleveland, a prominent landscape architect, to create a comprehensive plan . . . Map (db m163894) HM
84Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Cooper — Roar of Waterfall, Rush of Rapids
Standing near here at the river's edge 5000 years ago, you would have felt the spray and heard the thunder of a spectacular waterfall. If you returned once every 500 years you would have seen the waterfall carving the Mississippi River's only true . . . Map (db m163305) HM
85Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Cooper — Sesquicentennial Trees
Trees planted along this parkway in the year 1939 have been named Sesquicentennial Trees to commemorate the one hundred fiftieth anniversary of the first session of Congress and the inauguration of the first President of the United . . . Map (db m156475) HM
86Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Cooper — Sri Chinmoy Peace Bridge
The Lake Street/Marshall Avenue Bridge spans a natural chasm of 1273 feet channeling the Mississippi River and connecting the Twin Cities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Today this bridge is officially dedicated to the goals of peace and goodwill . . . Map (db m156483) HM
87Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — 1 — 1–Main Entrance Minnehaha Lower Glen
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board welcomes you to Minnehaha Park. The park consists of two levels: The upper level is maintained as an open picnicking area. Many of the city's traditional festivals such as Svenskarnas Dag are held here. The . . . Map (db m40787) HM
88Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — 3 — 3 – Master Map
1 Main Glen Entrance 2 Abandoned Falls Marker 3 Master Map 4 Ecological Marker 5 Spring-fed Wetland 6 Old Godfrey Mill Site 7 Lower Glen Geology 8 Camp Fire Area 9 Springs Marker 10 St. Peter Limestone Marker 11 Mississippi . . . Map (db m43665) HM
89Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Big Water / Stairway of Water
Big Water The Mississippi River, paramount among North American rivers, along with its tributaries, forms the world's fifth largest drainage system in area – 1,244,000 square miles. The Indians called this river "Father of Waters", . . . Map (db m106852) HM
90Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Col. John H. Stevens
Born June .13. 1820 Died May .28. 1900 First settler in the City of Minneapolis.Map (db m17234) HM
91Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Geology of MinnesotaMinnehaha Falls
     Near Fort Snelling, 10,000 years ago, melt water from the Wisconsin glacier was discharged through the Mississippi River and plunged over a ledge of Platteville limestone into a gorge cut chiefly in the white St. Peter sandstone. The . . . Map (db m40765) HM
92Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — George Washington Bi-Centennial Tree Reported missing
Planted April 27 1932 This tablet placed Americanization Day April 27 1934 By Halvarson-Bowers Aux' 187 Veterans of Foreign Wars Map (db m17227) HM
93Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Gunnar WennerbergSwedish Poet, Composer, Educator and Statesman — 1817 – 1901 —
[In Swedish and English, English version follows]: Oh God, who rulest fate of nations, Almighty thou in every land; Who holdest life and death’s privations. Within the hollow of thy hand, Whatever punishment thou wieldest For . . . Map (db m17235) HM
94Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — John Harrington Stevens House
Built in 1850, this was the first house on the west bank of the Mississippi, located at Saint Anthony Falls near the present-day Minneapolis Post Office. John H. Stevens received permission to occupy the site, a part of the Fort . . . Map (db m17264) HM
95Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Minneapolis Locks and Dams
During the 19th century, settlers, tourists, and artists were drawn to the Falls picturesque beauty, while entrepreneurs seized the water power of the falls for their lumber and flour mills. Meanwhile, promoters of river transportation viewed St. . . . Map (db m212195) HM
96Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Minnehaha Depot
Milwaukee Road station agents affectionately referred to the quaint little Minnehaha Depot as "the Princess." Its delicate gingerbread architecture is reminiscent of the Victorian era when ladies in bustles and gentlemen in high collars traveled . . . Map (db m17233) HM
97Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — President Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, and Governor Karl Rolvaag enjoy the spray from Minnehaha Falls. On that day in 1964, however, Minneapolis was experiencing a drought. In order to create the beautiful display of the falls . . . Map (db m41153) HM
98Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — The Lock and Dam No. 1 Story
Navigation on this stretch of the river in its natural state upstream from St. Paul to Minneapolis was hazardous. During high flows, the current was swift, and during low flows, huge boulders made navigation almost impossible. It wasn't until . . . Map (db m131135) HM
99Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — The Winchell TrailTrekking the Gorge
Did you know that the Winchell Trail was the first rustic hiking trail in the city? This mostly unpaved trail winds through the gorge on the west side of the Mississippi River between Franklin Ave and Godfrey Road, ending near Minnehaha . . . Map (db m176187) HM
100Minnesota, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Hiawatha — Wing Dams
Those piles of stone and brush in the river, known as wing dams, are both cursed and praised by many a recreation boater. Lurking beneath the water near propeller depth, thousands of these jetties are located along the mainstem of the river. They . . . Map (db m131136) HM

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