“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Chisago County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Chisago 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> Chisago County, MN (20) Anoka County, MN (24) Isanti County, MN (3) Kanabec County, MN (3) Pine County, MN (18) Washington County, MN (66) Burnett County, WI (5) Polk County, WI (18)  ChisagoCounty(20) Chisago County (20)  AnokaCounty(24) Anoka County (24)  IsantiCounty(3) Isanti County (3)  KanabecCounty(3) Kanabec County (3)  PineCounty(18) Pine County (18)  WashingtonCounty(66) Washington County (66)  BurnettCountyWisconsin(5) Burnett County (5)  PolkCounty(18) Polk County (18)
Center City is the county seat for Chisago County
Adjacent to Chisago County, Minnesota
      Anoka County (24)  
      Isanti County (3)  
      Kanabec County (3)  
      Pine County (18)  
      Washington County (66)  
      Burnett County, Wisconsin (5)  
      Polk County, Wisconsin (18)  
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1 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund — Almelund and the Immanual Lutheran Church
The village of Almelund and the Immanual Lutheran Church were established in 1887 Reverse By Gods grace, the people of Amador Township and with the assistance of the Almelund Lions Club, this Triangle Park was developed in 1987. . . . Map (db m232288) HM
2 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Bringing Back the Prairie
One seed at a time, human hands are reviving this rich prairie. This area was named Amador Prairie in the 1850s. However, prairie species faded as crops were planted, farm animals grazed, and homes and schools were built. Efforts to . . . Map (db m233092) HM
3 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Conifer Forests
Off in the distance, near the river, is a stand of conifer trees. Can you find it? Conifers are trees that produce cones, such as pines, spruces, cedars, firs and tamaracks. In this part of Minnesota, conifer forests often exist only in small . . . Map (db m231375) HM
4 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Looking For A Better Life
People Of The Valley We have evidence of many earlier users of the St. Croix River Valley. Why do you think they decided to come here? People look for ways to make their lives better. Many people found what they needed along . . . Map (db m233090) HM
5 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Military Road
[First panel] Farmers hauling milk into Almelund, ca. 1902. Photographer: Seth Cedarholm. The Military Road ran from Point Douglas in Hastings, Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. Above: Superior, . . . Map (db m233093) HM
6 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Who Was Here First?
Before the arrival of the first French, English, or American explorers, people lived in the St. Croix River Valley. They were here before the Ojibwe came from the east, and before the Dakota and Mesquakie Indians guided and traded with the . . . Map (db m233179) HM
7 Minnesota, Chisago County, Almelund, Wild River State Park — Wild River State ParkMinnesota State Parks — Windows on Minnesota's Landscapes —
Wild River State Park gives visitors a sample of the beauty and variety of the landscape in the St. Croix River Valley. It is one of five Minnesota state parks located along the National Wild and Scenic Riverway. Wild River holds evidence of . . . Map (db m232715) HM
8 Minnesota, Chisago County, Harris — Minnesota's Arrowhead Region: A Tourist Mecca
"The North Country is a siren Who can resist her song of intricate and rich counterpoint?" (Grace Lee Nute, The Voyageur's Highway, 1941) Lured by America's premier wilderness canoe region, Lake Superior's rugged shoreline and . . . Map (db m222163) HM
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9 Minnesota, Chisago County, Sunrise — Frank O. Lowden "Almost a President"!
Born January 26, 1861, just a mile southwest of here, Frank Lowden attended school at this site, until the age of 7. His Dad, Lorenzo, helped build the school at the beginning of the Civil War, his brother, Eugene, and sister, Caroline, are buried . . . Map (db m230058) HM
10 Minnesota, Chisago County, Sunrise — Richard Widmark's Birthsite, "Hollywood Legend!"
In the summer of 1914, Carl and Ethel Mae left Braham, MN to take clerk jobs at Elias Nordgrens mercantile store. It was here on December 26, at 12:26AM, Carl ran over to the neighboring house and announced to Harry Wolleat, they had a son named, . . . Map (db m230633) HM
11 Minnesota, Chisago County, Sunrise, Sunrise Township — Arrow Line Railway — Looking for a Better Life —
Below: Map of the Arrow Line route as advertised. Above: Portion of an Arrow Line stock certificate. Construction by the Twin Cities & Lake Superior Railway Company took place in 1907-1909. Forty miles of . . . Map (db m229960) HM
12 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — A Place that Welcomes Many…
The people who created this state park will never meet you but they gifted you with a cherished place. Protection allows this landscape to welcome visitors in much the same way it has for centuries. Did you travel hours or minutes to get here? . . . Map (db m216753) HM
13 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Chisago Hotel1852
Stephen A. Douglas "Little Giant" spoke from this hotel balcony 1854Map (db m78665) HM
14 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — First Settlement, buildings, steamboat
The Treaty of 1837, made between Wisconsin Territorial Governor Henry Dodge and the Chippewa nation of Indians, ceded to the United States a large area of Chippewa territories, the St. Croix and its headwaters up to a line 30 miles south of Duluth. . . . Map (db m216748) HM
15 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Folsom House
William Henry Carmen Folsom, St. Croix River Valley lumberman and land speculator, chose this imposing site for his home in 1854. He, his wife Mary Jane, and their two small sons lived in an open barn on this property to prove up the claim while . . . Map (db m44027) HM
16 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Geology of the Taylors Falls Region
About 1.1 billion years ago, a great rift valley formed across the North American continent from the Lake Superior region southwest to Kansas. As this rift valley opened, basaltic lavas erupted into it, accumulating to a thickness of up to 20 . . . Map (db m45814) HM
17 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Glacial Potholes
The potholes at the St. Croix Dalles have their origins in a tale of fire and ice. They are carved in a dark volcanic rock called basalt, which erupted as lava 1.1 billion years ago. This basalt is related to lava flows that line the North Shore of . . . Map (db m46434) HM
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18 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Saint Croix Falls Hydroelectric Project"'Something is doing' that may be quite important."
So read the local paper in 1904 as engineers surveyed the Saint Croix River in search of a suitable place to build a hydroelectric project. The falls had long fueled the local lumbering and milling industries, but the Minneapolis General Electric . . . Map (db m120099) HM
19 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Taylors Falls United Methodist Church — United Methodist Church Registered Historic Site No. 476 —
This is the oldest Methodist Church building in continuous use in Minnesota. Methodist circuit riders of the Sunrise Mission served the Taylors Falls area 1852-59. On March 27, 1859, the Rev. Sias Bolles organized the Taylors Falls Methodist . . . Map (db m44571) HM
20 Minnesota, Chisago County, Taylors Falls — Town House SchoolBuilt 1852
Minnesota's oldest existing public school houseMap (db m78666) HM
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Sep. 25, 2023