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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Crow Wing County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Crow Wing 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 Crow Wing County, MN (14) Aitkin County, MN (2) Cass County, MN (5) Mille Lacs County, MN (1) Morrison County, MN (47)  CrowWingCounty(14) Crow Wing County (14)  AitkinCounty(2) Aitkin County (2)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  MilleLacsCounty(1) Mille Lacs County (1)  MorrisonCounty(47) Morrison County (47)
Brainerd is the county seat for Crow Wing County
Adjacent to Crow Wing County, Minnesota
      Aitkin County (2)  
      Cass County (5)  
      Mille Lacs County (1)  
      Morrison County (47)  
 
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1Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — All Veterans Memorial
On Laurel Street at 4th Street, on the left when traveling west on Laurel Street.
. . . Map (db m78407) WM
2Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — Carnegie Library
On 7th Street at Washington Street (Minnesota Highway 210), on the right when traveling north on 7th Street.
This building was presented to the City of Brainerd by Andrew Carnegie Anno Domini, 1904.Map (db m78408) HM
3Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — First Northern PacificHistoric Site — 1871 - 1971 —
On 6th Street (State Highway 371) at Washington Street (State Highway 210/371), on the right when traveling north on 6th Street.
First N. P. DepotMap (db m78409) HM
4Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — Former Northern Pacific Railway Water TowerOfficial Minnesota Historic Site
On 6th Street (State Highway 371) at Washington Street (State Highway 210/371), on the right when traveling north on 6th Street.
Built 1919-1922 Renovated 1974 Dedication July 4, 1974Map (db m78410) HM
5Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Brainerd — Geology of MinnesotaBrainerd Region
On State Highway 371, 0.1 miles north of Seagull Road Northwest, on the right when traveling north.
Toward the close of the Wisconsin stage of glaciation about 12,000 years ago, the waning lobe of the ice sheet in the Brainerd area retreated westward, leaving in its wake many stagnant ice blocks which had become separated from the main ice field. . . . Map (db m155678) HM
6Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Crow Wing — Chapel of St. Francis Xavier
Near State Park Road north of Voyageur Highway, on the right when traveling west.
Here stood the mission of that great servant of God, Father Francis X. Pierz, his log chapel of 1852, and his frame church of 1867 (demolished 1915). Stones that supported the original structures now support this stone, laid on Columbus Day in . . . Map (db m189779) HM
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7Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Deerwood — The Cuyuna Range
On East Front Street (State Highway 6 / 210) at Maple Road, on the right when traveling east on East Front Street.
Named for entrepreneur Cuyler Adams and his faithful dog Una, the Cuyuna Ranges lies at the westernmost edge of a ring of iron ore that circles Lake Superior. The smallest of Minnesota’s three northern iron ranges, the Cuyuna was also the last to be . . . Map (db m43934) HM
8Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Fort Ripley — Fort Ripley
On Ferry Road, 0.2 miles south of Minnesota Highway 371, on the right when traveling south.
The establishment of Fort Ripley in 1848 represents the U.S. government’s effort to establish control on the northern frontier. Construction began on the west bank of the Mississippi River across from this point a year before Minnesota became a . . . Map (db m43935) HM
9Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Garrison — Lake Mille Lacs Walleye
On U.S. 169 near Central Street, on the left when traveling south.
Legend has it this walleye was caught by Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox after a three day struggle. Paul finally wrapped his line around Babe's horns and Babe pulled the fish out of Lake Mille Lacs and up onto Garrison Beach.Map (db m78403) HM
10Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Garrison — Mille Lacs Lake
On U.S. 169 at Central Street, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 169.
Names from the fur traders' phrase "The Thousand Lakes Region." This lake is 1250 feet above sea level and covers about 200 square miles. It formerly included much low ground and several adjacent lakes. When visited by Du Luth in 1679, Sioux . . . Map (db m78405) HM
11Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Garrison — William A. Tauer
On U.S. 169 at Center Street, on the left when traveling south on U.S. 169.
This memorial erected in honor of William A. Tauer who sacrificed his life to save others during the storm on Mille Lacs Lake June 10, 1927Map (db m78406) HM
12Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Nisswa — Lake Hubert Depot
On County Road 13 at Clark Lake Dam Road, on the right when traveling west on County Road 13.
The only open-air railway station remaining in the U.S.A. Built in 1896 by the Northern Pacific Railway preserved and maintained through the cooperation of local and summer residents.Map (db m126145) HM
13Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Nisswa — Nisswa
On Lower Cullen Road north of Park Street (City Hall Street), on the right when traveling north.
This plaque dedicated to the founding pioneer families, and their contribution to the town of Smiley/Nisswa, on the occasion of its Centennial Celebration. Settled in 1886. Became Village of Smiley in 1898. Organized as township in 1900. Became . . . Map (db m131673) HM
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14Minnesota (Crow Wing County), Nisswa — The Present Location of the Lake Hubert Depot
On County Road 13 at Clark Lake Dam Road, on the right when traveling west on County Road 13.
The depot had its birth in 1896, and was slated for demolition when the railroad discontinued service to the Lake Hubert region. It has been preserved through the cooperative efforts of Lake Hubert residents. Mr. Hugh McCaffrey, who ran the Lake . . . Map (db m126147) HM
 
 
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Sep. 25, 2022