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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Morrison County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Morrison 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 Morrison County, MN (47) Benton County, MN (1) Cass County, MN (5) Crow Wing County, MN (15) Mille Lacs County, MN (1) Stearns County, MN (30) Todd County, MN (2)  MorrisonCounty(47) Morrison County (47)  BentonCounty(1) Benton County (1)  CassCounty(5) Cass County (5)  CrowWingCounty(15) Crow Wing County (15)  MilleLacsCounty(1) Mille Lacs County (1)  StearnsCounty(30) Stearns County (30)  ToddCounty(2) Todd County (2)
Little Falls is the county seat for Morrison County
Adjacent to Morrison County, Minnesota
      Benton County (1)  
      Cass County (5)  
      Crow Wing County (15)  
      Mille Lacs County (1)  
      Stearns County (30)  
      Todd County (2)  
 
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1Minnesota (Morrison County), Camp Ripley — 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep) activated at Camp Ripley August 1942
On Infantry Rd, on the right when traveling north.
Dedicated in honor of the 99th Infantry Battalion (Sep) Activated and formed at Camp Ripley August - September 1942Map (db m95045) WM
2Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 66 East Broadway — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On Broadway (State Highway 27) west of 1st Street, on the left when traveling west.
Built 1888 Renovated 2004 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommitteeMap (db m78299) HM
3Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 75 East Broadway — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On Broadway (State Highway 27) near 1st Street, on the right when traveling west.
Established 1947 Renovated 2006 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78291) HM
4Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — A Boyhood on the Mississippi
On Lindbergh Drive South, on the left when traveling south.
The center of Charles Lindbergh's grand boyhood adventures was the Mississippi River. Here he fished and swam, built and 'sailed" a raft, skipped across logjams, and looked across the water's wide expanse, dreaming about the future. It was in . . . Map (db m78225) HM
5Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — 19 — Belle Prairie Church and Log Cabin — Original Historic Site — Morrison County • Celebrating 150 Years • 1856 - 2006 —
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling west.
Belle Prairie, meaning, "beautiful prairie," was named by French fur traders and voyageurs. It was organized as a township on March 25, 1859. Belle Prairie was the home of the first school in Morrison County started in 1849 by Frederick Ayer. Belle . . . Map (db m78448) HM
6Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Big White Pine — King of the Forest
White pines once dominated northern Minnesota. Even in Lindbergh's time these scattered reminders of earlier eras dotted the pasture. The trunk in front of you is the remains of one of these forest giants. This white pine stood 100-feet . . . Map (db m78229) HM
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7Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Black and White Cafe — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE south of Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the right when traveling south.
Built 1931 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78250) HM
8Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Buckman Hotel — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE at 1st Avenue SE, on the left when traveling south on 1st Street SE.
Established 1901 Renovated 1994 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78252) HM
9Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Butler Block — Little Falls Historic District
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at 1st Street, on the left when traveling east on Broadway.
Established 1891 Renovated 1993 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78290) HM
10Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Childhood Memories of a Magical Place
Young Explorer Introspective and inventive, Lindbergh explored the rivers and woods, making his own fun most days. In the "usual good weather of a Minnesota summer," Lindbergh spent most of his time outdoors. He avidly collected rocks, . . . Map (db m78373) HM
11Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — City Hall — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On 7th Avenue NE (County Route 259) at 1st Street NE, on the right when traveling east on 7th Avenue NE.
Built 1937 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78385) HM
12Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — City Hall and Fire Department — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Avenue SE east of 1st Street SE, on the right when traveling east.
. . . Map (db m78282) HM
13Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Episcopal Church of Our Savior
On 4th Street NE at 1st Avenue NE, on the left when traveling north on 4th Street NE.
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m78470) HM
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14Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the right when traveling south.
. . . Map (db m78428) HM
15Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Gregerson Building — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at Wood Street, on the left when traveling west on Broadway.
Established 1907 Renovated 2006 ———————— Established 1918 & 1919 Renovated 2006 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78306) HM
16Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Harrison & Peterson Building — Little Falls Historic District
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at Wood Street, on the left when traveling west on Broadway.
Established 1908 Renovated 1998 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78308) HM
17Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Holy Family Parish — Little Falls Historic Landmark — Belle Prairie • Founded 1852 —
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the right when traveling south.
The First Parish In The Diocese Of St. Cloud Addition & Remodeling Dedication - June 2000 ———————— Built c.1877 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation Commission . . . Map (db m78427) HM
18Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — James Green Park
This riverfront park is named after James Green, a Pennsylvanian, who, with his wife, Isabella, and three children, came here in 1848 from the Selkirk colonies (Winnipeg). Their arrival marked the beginning of permanent settlement at Little . . . Map (db m78713) HM
19Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Lindbergh House
On Lindbergh Drive South at the entrance to Charles A. Lindbergh State Park, on the left when traveling south on Lindbergh Drive South.
"I never deserted the farm as the ultimate goal of my return - and there is my home when I am home, for the farm unquestionably is the best of all places to live, and it affords the most independence." Thus wrote Congressman Charles A. Lindbergh, . . . Map (db m78194) HM
20Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Lindbergh State Park
On Lindbergh Drive South, on the left when traveling south.
After Charles Lindbergh took off on his motorcycle in 1920, headed for the University of Wisconsin, he rarely came back to Little Falls. He made one visit by airplane in 1923, landing his "Jenny" - the first plane he owned - in a field near here. . . . Map (db m78196) HM
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21Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Little Falls and the Mississippi River
On Lindbergh Drive South, on the left when traveling south.
For many generations, Native people lived in this area along the banks of the upper Mississippi. Later, fur traders and Christian missionaries worked among the Indians. But as early as the 1830s, white settlers and soldiers from Fort Snelling . . . Map (db m78228) HM
22Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Little Falls Commercial Historic District
On 1st Street SE at Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the right when traveling east on 1st Street SE.
The Little Falls Commercial Historic District is comprised of 32 contributing buildings that were constructed between 1887 and 1936, a time of tremendous growth for the city. The construction of the Little Falls dam in 1887-1888 spurred this . . . Map (db m78725) HM
23Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Log Cabin
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling west.
This is a replica of the cabin, Mother Ignatius Hayes and her Sisters lived in, when they came to Belle Prairie in 1872. She purchased land from Daniel Mason in Belle Prairie on September 6, 1872 as a site for her convent. The Cabin was rebuilt . . . Map (db m78435) HM
24Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Morrison County Lumber Company — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On 1st Street NE at 1st Avenue NE, on the right when traveling south on 1st Street NE.
Established 1918 Renovated 2004 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78322) HM
25Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Morrison County Veterans Memorial — You Are Not Forgotten — All Gave Some • Land of the Free because of the Brave —
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at the east bank of the Mississippi River, on the right when traveling west on Broadway.
. . . Map (db m78372) WM
26Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Nathan Richardson — "Father of Morrison County" — February 24, 1829 - January 9, 1908 —
On 2nd Street SE at 1st Ave, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street SE.
Nathan Richardson, affectionately known as "Uncle Nate," was one of the founders of Morrison County when it was organized in 1856. He was later instrumental in expanding the county to include the portion on the west side of the Mississippi River. . . . Map (db m78471) HM
27Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Northern Pacific Railway Depot
On 1st Street NW at 1st Avenue NW, on the right when traveling north on 1st Street NW.
Cass Gilbert Depot has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1899Map (db m78231) HM
28Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Rhodes-Tanner Block — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE south of Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the left when traveling south.
Established 1892 Renovated 2003 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78287) HM
29Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Rhodes-Wetzel Building — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On 1st Street SE at Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the left when traveling south on 1st Street SE.
Established 1881 Renovated 2009 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78289) HM
30Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sacred Heart Chapel — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On 1st Street SE south of 8th Avenue SE, on the left when traveling south.
Built 1942 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78381) HM
31Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sands Cafe — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE south of Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the left when traveling south.
Established 1926 Renovated 1996 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78286) HM
32Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Site of Foundation of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling west.
Mother Mary Ignatius (Elizabeth) Hayes 1823 - 1894 Foundress "My principle prayer has been to known the will of God and my only resolution to do it."Map (db m78436) HM
33Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Sprandel Block — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE south of Broadway (Minnesota Highway 27), on the right when traveling south.
Established 1887 Renovated 1996 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78232) HM
34Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Tenant Farmer House — Home to Workers
On Lindbergh Drive South, on the right when traveling south.
This is the original Lindbergh Farm tenant farmer house, built about the same time as the Charles A. Lindbergh home, across the road to the east. Some of these farm workers brought playmates for young Charles. Somewhat isolated on the farm, . . . Map (db m78193) HM
35Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Bell
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling south.
About the middle of January 1915, the convent bell was Blessed and placed in the Belfry of the Our Lady of the Angels Academy. Rev. Rather Barras preformed the ceremony. It was named, Michael, Ignatius, Francis, Anthony, Columba.Map (db m78429) HM
36Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Boyhood Farm of Charles Lindbergh
A Home Becomes A Park The landscape before you is the farm where Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the famous aviator, spent his youth. Lindbergh completed the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight on May 21, 1927. This land was donated to . . . Map (db m78374) HM
37Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Burton / Rosenmeier House — Built circa 1903
On 1st Street SE south of 5th Avenue SE, on the right when traveling south.
The Burton/Rosenmeier House is significant architecturally as the outstanding example of the Classical Revival style in Little Falls and for its associations with its first two inhabitants: The Barney Burton family and later the Rosenmeier . . . Map (db m78472) HM
38Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The French Fort — Charles A. Lindbergh State Park — Little Elk/Schoessling Unit —
Near Grouse Road.
Archaeologists have determined French traders built a fort here in the mid-1700s shortly before the Dakota-Ojibwe conflict made the area unsafe for occupation.

Archaeologists located the remains of three dwellings, containing . . . Map (db m181318) HM
39Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Monument
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling south.
This monument which was built to memorialize the ground where the Body of Christ burnt, when the convent was destroyed by fire, on April 26, 1889. After the sale of the Academy building the Monument was moved from that location to the present . . . Map (db m78434) HM
40Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The Way of the Cross
On Riverwood Drive, 0.1 miles west of Minnesota Highway 75, on the left when traveling south.
These Stations of the Cross were preserved from the chapel of Our Lady of the Angels which closed in 1969. The former Academy is now the River Pines Apartments Complex, located across the road. The original Chapel was blessed on December 7, 1911. . . . Map (db m78433) HM
41Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — The WPA Builds a Park in the Rustic Style
Historic Treasures During the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt initiated federal programs aimed at putting people back to work. One of these programs was the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which focused on building . . . Map (db m78379) HM
42Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — United States Post Office — Little Falls Historic Landmark
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at Wood Street, on the right when traveling west on Broadway.
Built 1916 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78309) HM
43Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — Victor Building — Little Falls Historic District and Little Falls Historic Landmark
On Broadway (State Highway 27) at Kidder Street, on the right when traveling west on Broadway.
Established 1902 Renovated 2000 ———————— Established 1892 Renovated 2001 ———————— Established 1898 Renovated 2001 This property recognized by Heritage Preservation CommissionMap (db m78304) HM
44Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — W. Tonn Block — Little Falls Historic District
On 1st Street SE south of Broadway, on the right when traveling south.
Established 1895 Renovated 1998Map (db m78251) HM
45Minnesota (Morrison County), Little Falls — WPA Water Tower & Shelter Building
Holding Up The H2O The water tower was completed in 1939 by Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers. It stands three stories high. Water towers use gravity to create pressure that moves water through supply pipes. Each foot of height . . . Map (db m78380) HM
46Minnesota (Morrison County), Pierz — Pierz — 1865-1965
On Main Street North (Minnesota Route 27) just north of 1st Avenue East, on the right when traveling north.
[left panel] The first white settler, Herman J. Billig came to this area in the fall of 1865. In the spring of 1866 a mission was opened at Pierz and cared for by the pastor of Belle Prairie, Father Joseph Buh. [center panel]Pierz is . . . Map (db m158940) HM
47Minnesota (Morrison County), Royalton — 10 — William Warren, Two Rivers House Site and Peter MacDougall Farmstead — Site No. 10 — Original Historic Site —
On Hilton Road north of County Highway 315 (58th St), on the left when traveling north.
Within this 215-acre preserve are 18 vegetative types, including bluestem prairie, oak savanna, white pine woods, deciduous forests, alder-sedge-swamp, and birch tamarack woods. In all, 145 species of birds, and 13 species of mammals have been . . . Map (db m145562) HM
 
 
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Oct. 4, 2022