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Historical Markers in Goodhue County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Goodhue 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> Goodhue County, MN (38) Dakota County, MN (60) Dodge County, MN (6) Olmsted County, MN (27) Rice County, MN (37) Wabasha County, MN (18) Pepin County, WI (8) Pierce County, WI (6)  GoodhueCounty(38) Goodhue County (38)  DakotaCounty(60) Dakota County (60)  DodgeCounty(6) Dodge County (6)  OlmstedCounty(27) Olmsted County (27)  RiceCounty(37) Rice County (37)  WabashaCounty(18) Wabasha County (18)  PepinCountyWisconsin(8) Pepin County (8)  PierceCounty(6) Pierce County (6)
Red Wing is the county seat for Goodhue County
Adjacent to Goodhue County, Minnesota
      Dakota County (60)  
      Dodge County (6)  
      Olmsted County (27)  
      Rice County (37)  
      Wabasha County (18)  
      Pepin County, Wisconsin (8)  
      Pierce County, Wisconsin (6)  
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1 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Cannon Falls — "We Must Have a Gun"
The Grand Army of the Republic (the GAR) was organized by Civil War veterans. The Cannon Falls George McKinley GAR Post #92 closed its minutes on February 1, 1897, with this note: "We Must Have a Gun." Its members . . . Map (db m46821) HM
2 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Cannon Falls — 1888 Cannon Falls Fire Hall
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m46837) HM
3 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Cannon Falls — 20 — Colonel William Colvill Monument
William Colvill, Col. 1st Regt. Minn. Vols. Born April 5, 1830. Died June 12, 1905. In Memory Of Colonel William Colvill and the 1st Reg. Minn. Vols. which he commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July . . . Map (db m46813) HM
4 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Frontenac — Christ Episcopal Church
Built to the Glory of God 1868 by Gen. Nathaniel C. McLean and Consecrated October 27th by Bishop Henry Whipple. This church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the . . . Map (db m45602) HM
5 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Frontenac — GD-FLC-056 — Fort Beauharnois
On the shore of Lake Pepin just north of here a French expedition commanded by LaPerriere and accompanied by two Jesuits in September 1727 built a substantial log fort and the mission of St. Michael the Archangel. The post was occupied periodically . . . Map (db m45242) HM
6 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Frontenac — Frontenac
This scenic Mississippi River site provided Native Americans food, shelter, and transportation for over 9,000 years. Count Frontenac, the Governor of New France, sponsored the first European explorers to this area in 1680. James (Bully) Wells . . . Map (db m47158) HM
7 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Frontenac — GD-FLC-054 — Lake Pepin's Shell Game / In Search of Summer — Great River Road Minnesota —
Lake Pepin's Shell Game Celebrated today as a resort area, Lake Pepin had an earlier fame as a clamming center. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, more than 500 clammers worked the lake from their flat-bottomed johnboats, using giant . . . Map (db m51948) HM
8 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Frontenac — Wakondiota Park
In the 1857 town plat of Frontenac (then called Westervelt), Wakondiota Park was designated as two blocks long, one block wide, and located at what is now the Christ Episcopal Church site. When the town was renamed in 1859, the park was moved one . . . Map (db m47877) HM
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9 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Anderson Center and Outdoor Sculpture Garden
This walking trail leads to a historic facility that is now Minnesota's premier artist retreat–the Anderson Center at Tower View. This 330-acre parcel includes an outdoor sculpture garden, scenic trails, and historic buildings. You are welcome to . . . Map (db m224583) HM
10 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Barn Bluff
"The most beautiful prospect that imagination can form," wrote 18th century explorer Jonathan Carver about the view from Barn Bluff. "Verdant plains, fruitful meadows, and numerous islands abound with the most varied trees.... But above all, . . . Map (db m24816) HM
11 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad DepotCompleted: 1905
The construction of this building began in 1904 following an agreement in which the city of Red Wing provided trackage concessions and the railroad agreed to construct this depot and donate money toward construction of Levee Park. This building was . . . Map (db m49097) HM
12 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Civil War Memorial
Erected to the Memory of the Volunteer Soldiers of Goodhue County 1861–1865Map (db m45492) HM
13 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Early InhabitantsThe mastodon and passenger pigeon may be gone, but much wildlife remains
This diverse landscape has always attracted a wide range of inhabitants. At one time, mammoths and mastodons roamed this area. Birds such as the marbled godwit and chestnut collared longspur once lived in the prairie. And people have inhabited this . . . Map (db m224645) HM
14 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Geology of MinnesotaRed Wing Region
     During the great ice ages the landscape of Minnesota was profoundly altered by continental glaciers in four major epochs of glaciation. In this area, as elsewhere, the closing stage of each epoch was characterized by the release of floods of . . . Map (db m45869) HM
15 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Goodhue County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to those who gave their lives in service to their country. [outline of Goodhue County] Goodhue County Veterans Memorial · May 21, 1988Map (db m52985) HM
16 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Kiwanis Stairway
Citizens of Red Wing have long sought convenient access to the summit of Mt. La Grange (Barn Bluff) to enjoy the impressive view of the Mississippi valley. In 1889 local civic leader C.C. Webster promoted the construction of a path up the . . . Map (db m24890) HM
17 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Kiwanis Stairway
The benches on either side of this section contain thirty five of the steps which were removed from the original Kiwanis stairway. One hundred fourteen steps still remain where they were placed initially on the upper west end of the bluff. This . . . Map (db m224652) HM
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18 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Military RoadsMendota to Wabasha
Military Roads Thousands of immigrants and adventurers traveled to Minnesota Territory in the 1840s. They traveled by steamboat and humble wagon roads. Journeys could be difficult due to seasonal river conditions and the rough dirt trails. . . . Map (db m224746) HM
19 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Mt. La Grange – Barn Bluff
This bold bluff was a landmark for French explorers who named it Mt. La Grange for its resemblance to a large barn. Some 10,000 years ago meltwater from the glaciers carved a deep channel in this area. Barn Bluff became an island in the . . . Map (db m24982) HM
20 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — National Newspaper Association
Launched from Red Wing, the National Newspaper Association has been the voice and vehicle of grassroots American journalism for 100 years. NNA was founded as the National Editorial Assn. but was renamed in 1965. Today it embraces . . . Map (db m46972) HM
21 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Red Wing Archaeological Preserve(21GD158)
In 1885, T. H. Lewis mapped a mound group on a bluff top overlooking the confluence of the Cannon and Mississippi Rivers. Unlike other mound groups in the region, this set contained a flat-topped, rectangular mound. These types of mounds generally . . . Map (db m225107) HM
22 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Remember the Maine1898 • 1902
In Memory of the Soldiers, Sailors and Marines of the Spanish American War, who Volunteered in the Cause of Freedom, Patriotism, and Humanity. Dedicated by the Department of Minnesota Auxiliary United . . . Map (db m52401) HM
23 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — Studebaker Park
This was the original site of a livery barn. In 1920, C.J. Ahler & Co. started one of the first Studebaker dealerships in Minnesota at this location. It was operated by Clark Randall and Donald Worden as the Worden–Crandall Auto & Electric Co. This . . . Map (db m224511) HM
24 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — T.B. Sheldon Memorial Auditorium
Theodore B. Sheldon, prominent local grain merchant and business leader, bequeathed to the City of Red Wing half of his estate to be used for a public purpose. After his death in 1900, his trustees chose to construct the T.B. Sheldon Memorial . . . Map (db m47739) HM
25 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — The G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln
The G.A. Carlson Lime Kiln, built in 1882 on the northeast end of Barn Bluff (Mt. LaGrange), is typical of approximately thirty such kilns in use in the Red Wing area during the period from 1870 to 1908. Gustavus Adolphus Carlson at one time . . . Map (db m184561) HM
26 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — The Sea Wing Disaster / Victims of the Sea Wing Disaster
On July 13, 1890 the steamer Sea Wing, heavily loaded with 215 passengers and crew, left the steamboat landing here for a Sunday excursion down the Mississippi River to Lake City. The Sea Wing, based in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin, . . . Map (db m49445) HM
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27 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Red Wing — William Colvill
William Colvill was born in New York state on April 5, 1830. As a young lawyer he moved to Red Wing in 1854, becoming the town's first city attorney. On April 19, 1861 — one week after the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter — a . . . Map (db m48890) HM
28 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Vasa — Vasa: Mattson's Settlement
Founded in 1853 and called “Mattson’s Settlement” after its first resident, Hans Mattson, the community was renamed Vasa in 1856 in honor of Swedish King Gustav Vasa. Once called “the most Swedish colony in America,” . . . Map (db m45380) HM
29 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Welch — Cannon Valley Trail Archaeology
From its headwaters in the west, the Cannon River's course crosses broad, flat uplands dotted with lakes, and slowly transitions to rolling hills above the deep-cut valley as it nears its mouth. The watershed contains a wide variety of landscapes . . . Map (db m224528) HM
30 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Welch, Vasa Township — The Belle Creek Watershed
This watershed lies entirely within Goodhue County and drains 50,000 acres including portions of Cannon Falls, Vasa, and Belle Creek Townships. The terrain within the watershed changes from gently rolling hills in the southern reaches to the steep, . . . Map (db m224623) HM
31 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — "The Old Covered Bridge"Finished November 1869
This bridge spans the time from the 19th to the 21st century This authentic 116 foot long covered bridge is the last in Minnesota. It was moved to this location in the city of Zumbrota on March 4, 1997. The restoration and relocation of . . . Map (db m203008) HM
32 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — First Congregational Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior In memory of Laura SchlasnerMap (db m49215) HM
33 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota
Settled by a colony that moved from Lowell, Mass. in 1856, this community takes its name from the Zumbro River which flows through it. This stream, called Riviere des Embarras by the French because of a raft of driftwood at its mouth, became . . . Map (db m203002) HM
34 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota Covered Bridge
Constructed over Zumbro River in 1869 · cost $5,800. Original site Highway 58 about 1,000 feet from present location. 120 feet long town lattice truss design plans by A.J. Thatcher · construction supervised by E.L. Kingsbury. Served as . . . Map (db m49209) HM
35 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1869-1932
A vital river crossing for 63 years 1869 The new bridge was designed to be "high enough and strong enough", because spring floods had destroyed earlier river crossings. 1871 A roof and sidewalls were added to protect the . . . Map (db m203016) HM
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36 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1932-1969
A multi-purpose building at the Goodhue County Fairgrounds for 37 years 1932-1969 The fair board selected a site for the bridge on the north side of the fairgrounds next to the barns, and it housed poultry exhibits for several years. . . . Map (db m203014) HM
37 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota Covered Bridge 1970-1997
Centerpiece of Covered Bridge Park for 27 years 1970 The first annual Chicken Barbecue was sponsored by local businesses and was held on the bridge. Proceeds helped to fund a new swimming pool which was also located in the park. . . . Map (db m203011) HM
38 Minnesota, Goodhue County, Zumbrota — Zumbrota Covered Bridge Today
Minnesota's only original historic covered bridge 1997 Supported by two I-beams, the covered bridge was lifted and moved a distance of 100 yards. New piers and abutments had been built to ensure a secure river crossing. 2019 . . . Map (db m203009) HM
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Sep. 27, 2023