When Charles Lindbergh landed his airplane on May 21, 1927, after becoming the first person to fly solo and non-stop from New York to Paris, he instantly became a national hero. His background and boyhood in Minnesota prepared him well for this . . . — — Map (db m85788) HM
Between 1854 and 1857 many Catholics came to the United States from Germany and settled in Central Minnesota at Saint Cloud and in the Sauk Valley; their religious and educational needs were met by the Benedictines.
The Benedictine Order and . . . — — Map (db m156988) HM
After the American Revolution, the 1783 Treaty of Paris, signed by those representing the American Colonies and Great Britain, sought to establish the boundary of the new country. In the middle of the continent the boundary was to run east to west . . . — — Map (db m69746) HM
1854 Father Francis X. Pierz offers first mass in this vicinity
1877 Father Leo Winter, O.S.B. erects a chapel in honor of the Assumption of B.V.M. to avert grasshopper plague
1894 June 28. Tornado destroys chapel
1951 . . . — — Map (db m78124) HM
Saint John's Abbey was founded in 1856 on the west bank of the Mississippi river in St. Cloud and was permanently located in the Indianbush, now Collegeville, on the shore of Lake Sagatagan in 1866 as the first Benedictine monastery in the Upper . . . — — Map (db m78190) HM
St. John's Abbey was founded in 1856 on the west bank of the Mississippi near St. Cloud and permanently located in the Indianbush, now Collegeville, on the shore of Lake Sagatagan in 1866. St. John's was the first Benedictine abbey in the Upper . . . — — Map (db m78128) HM
Here in 1856 settlers from Maine established a community that grew into a vigorous pioneer village including three churches & stores, two lodge halls, blacksmith shop, cheese factory – all built near the site of a 2½-story tamarack fort . . . — — Map (db m70766) HM
The first settlers in this area were immigrants from Luxembourg and Germany, founding Saint Wendelin's Parish Church in 1859. The town grew to include a school in 1861, post office in 1863, stores, hotel, livery, creamery, feed mill, and other . . . — — Map (db m70310) HM
About one block east of this marker, near the site of the Gray Laboratory School, stood Fort Holes, for a brief time a reminder of the panic accompanying the Sioux uprising of 1862. As fighting flared, frightened settlers streamed into nearby . . . — — Map (db m88376) HM
Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885–1951) spent his formative years in this home. Lewis was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature . . . — — Map (db m120898) HM
Nearly every small town has a Main Street - - a town center where residents gather to conduct their business, greet their neighbors, and exchange news of the day.
Today the concept of main street is suffused in a nostalgic glow, as we . . . — — Map (db m206896) HM
When Harry Sinclair Lewis was born here on a bitter cold February 7, 1885, Sauk Centre was a raw prairie town with an unpaved main street and five or six blocks of false fronts. A gawky, sensitive child who achieved little success in school and was . . . — — Map (db m43828) HM
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites Act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating . . . — — Map (db m120897) HM
Designed by its first Vicar, the Reverend George Stewart, this is the oldest church building in continuous use in Sauk Centre. Construction was begun in the spring of 1869 and completion of the $6700 structure was made possible by a $2000 gift sent . . . — — Map (db m43826) HM
This church for English-speaking Catholics, built in 1883 under the direction of the Rt. Rev. Rupert Seidenbusch, OSB, and partially destroyed by fire in 1933 was St. Cloud’s first cathedral from 1883-1937. The complex included a bishop’s . . . — — Map (db m205220) HM
At this point the citizens erected one of three pentagonal blockhouse of green timber, with sides 50 feet long, in August 1862, during the Sioux Outbreak.
A second blockhouse stood near the present grounds of St. Benedict’s College. These . . . — — Map (db m207751) HM
Fata Morgana is carved from Cold Spring Granite's diamond pink granite from Rockville Quarry #1, located just west of HWY 23 before the I-94/HWY 23 interchange. The sculpture weights about 5,300 lbs. and was carved in 2005 by George Kurjanowicz . . . — — Map (db m78097) HM
This derrick was donated by Cold Spring Granite in 2006 to Stearns County Parks. It was disassembled from Cook, MN by park staff and Cold Springs Granite staff and transported to Quarry Park and Nature Preserve to complement the granite industry . . . — — Map (db m78120) HM