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Historical Markers in Nobles County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Nobles County, Minnesota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Nobles County, MN (8) Cottonwood County, MN (8) Jackson County, MN (5) Murray County, MN (5) Rock County, MN (1) Lyon County, IA (3) Osceola County, IA (5)  NoblesCounty(8) Nobles County (8)  CottonwoodCounty(8) Cottonwood County (8)  JacksonCounty(5) Jackson County (5)  MurrayCounty(5) Murray County (5)  RockCounty(1) Rock County (1)  LyonCountyIowa(3) Lyon County (3)  OsceolaCounty(5) Osceola County (5)
Worthington is the county seat for Nobles County
Adjacent to Nobles County, Minnesota
      Cottonwood County (8)  
      Jackson County (5)  
      Murray County (5)  
      Rock County (1)  
      Lyon County, Iowa (3)  
      Osceola County, Iowa (5)  
 
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1Minnesota (Nobles County), Adrian — A Sea of Grass
When the wind blew it looked like waves upon the sea. This was the sight that greeted the explorers and then later settlers to southwestern Minnesota. Home for centuries to American Indians, this was a unique sight to people from the forested . . . Map (db m195736) HM
2Minnesota (Nobles County), Adrian — Fire on the Prairie
A Prairie Partner Fire can be incredibly destructive in nature. However, it is also an integral part of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Over thousands of years, this ecosystem adapted to drought and fire and became dependent on it. . . . Map (db m161861) HM
3Minnesota (Nobles County), Adrian — Military Highways
As the State was explored and settled by Euroamericans, it became necessary to connect one place of settlement to another. The Native Americans had numerous trails that they used, some of which had developed from animal paths. The Fur traders and . . . Map (db m34464) HM
4Minnesota (Nobles County), Adrian — Prairie Life
Bison on the Prairie Before European settlement, 20-30 million American Plains Bison lived in the tall and short grass prairies stretching through central North America from Canada to Mexico. Explorers Lewis and Clark described herds of bison . . . Map (db m196096) HM
5Minnesota (Nobles County), Bigelow — "Habitat"
The inspiration for this artwork was the prairie landscape and its delicate subtle details. The boat suggests a journey upon this timeless landscape. Seen from the highway, surrounded by a sea of grasses, the sculpture appears like a mirage on the . . . Map (db m157796) HM
6Minnesota (Nobles County), Bigelow — Welcome to Minnesota / The Minnesota-Iowa Boundary
Welcome to Minnesota (marker east side) • • • Known to her citizens as the North Star State or the Gopher State, Minnesota has never claimed to be the Land of the Giants. But two famous American giants do hail from Minnesota. The giant . . . Map (db m157792) HM
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7Minnesota (Nobles County), Worthington — Benona Pierce and Clair Hovey St. John Memorial Wetlands
This plot of land is what remains of East Lake Okabnea and is dedicated to the memory of Benona Pierce St. John and his son Clair Hovey St. John Benona P. St. John (1867-1949) was the model of the 19th century gentleman who valued character . . . Map (db m132983) HM
8Minnesota (Nobles County), Worthington — Dayton House / George D. Dayton
Dayton House (marker south side) • • • Worthington banker and real estate developer George Draper Dayton commissioned this home for his family of six. The Historic Dayton House was constructed over four months during the summer of 1890 for a . . . Map (db m157789) HM
 
 
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Nov. 26, 2022