“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 Rice County, Minnesota

Clickable Map of Rice 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> Rice County, MN (37) Dakota County, MN (52) Dodge County, MN (5) Goodhue County, MN (38) Le Sueur County, MN (9) Scott County, MN (22) Steele County, MN (17) Waseca County, MN (1)  RiceCounty(37) Rice County (37)  DakotaCounty(52) Dakota County (52)  DodgeCounty(5) Dodge County (5)  GoodhueCounty(38) Goodhue County (38)  LeSueurCounty(9) Le Sueur County (9)  ScottCounty(22) Scott County (22)  SteeleCounty(17) Steele County (17)  WasecaCounty(1) Waseca County (1)
Faribault is the county seat for Rice County
Adjacent to Rice County, Minnesota
      Dakota County (52)  
      Dodge County (5)  
      Goodhue County (38)  
      Le Sueur County (9)  
      Scott County (22)  
      Steele County (17)  
      Waseca County (1)  
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1 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — A Teacher Named Harriet TuckerMinnesota State Academy for the Blind
Recognizing the huge need for blind education, Tucker approached R.A. Mott to champion the cause, and funds were made to establish a department within the Deaf & Blind School. Miss Tucker was hired as principal; in 1879, JJ. Dow became . . . Map (db m212208) HM
2 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Alexander Faribault
Alexander Faribault, namesake of this community, epitomized cultural coexistence. As the child of a French-Canadian father and a half-Dakota mother, Alex saw the value of multiculturalism and respect across religious lines. At a time when this . . . Map (db m212075) HM
3 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Bishop Henry B. Whipple
The Right Rev. Henry Benjamin Whipple was 37 years old when he was consecrated the first Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota on October 13, 1859. He spent the next 42 years establishing Episcopal parishes and missions throughout Minnesota. . . . Map (db m211997) HM
4 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Bishop Whipple & St. Mary's School for Girls
Bishop Whipple Bishop Whipple was elected in 1859 as the state’s first Episcopal Bishop. Enlarging Rev. Breck’s idea to have a religious university, Whipple is credited with building the Episcopal Cathedral, the Seabury Divinity . . . Map (db m211996) HM
5 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Brand Nursery of FaribaultBrand Peonies — "America's First" —
Brand Peony Farms 1868 Evolving out of Brand Nursery Co., Oliver Brand (left) and his son, A. M. Brand, developed a breeding program with peonies as the main crop. The two developed a national reputation as the world's largest peony . . . Map (db m212095) HM
6 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Buckham Memorial Library
Anna Mallory Buckham Anna had Buckham Memorial Library built in honor of her husband with the hope that the memorial "Be a benefit and pleasure to those now living here and those who shall come after them." The 1929 library is a . . . Map (db m212445) HM
7 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Community CO-OP
In 1925, Community Co-op Oil Association was started by a group of farmers to create buying power for its members. Since then, it has provided products and services to farmers, industry leaders, and everyday people. They started with a small gas . . . Map (db m212357) HM
8 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Congregational Church of FaribaultNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m211998) HM
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9 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Downtown Faribault 1888
Downtown: The Place to Be Long before shopping malls, downtown Faribault had everything: groceries, clothing, hardware, and services. You could get your horse "shoed" at a livery or have your wagon repaired. Fleckenstein's Dry Goods, . . . Map (db m212098) HM
10 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Famous People of Faribault
Marlon Brando Brando, a legendary American actor who starred in many films studied at Shattuck-St. Mary's School. Red Jackson (center) A stunt pilot, Jackson broke the aerial endurance record by flying over 420 hours . . . Map (db m212199) HM
11 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Faribault Riverfront 1880
Faribault Industry 1880 This view from the bluff shows some early industry in the city. The A.L. Hill Furniture Factory (left), also had a storefront on Central. This building also housed a flour mill, and later, the Shaft-Pierce . . . Map (db m212198) HM
12 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Faribault Supports the Military
Elizabeth Strohfus, W.A.S.P. Pilot Strohfus, from Faribault was a service pilot in WWII. Strohfus not only served her country in wartime, but blazed many trails for women pilots in the military. She was awarded the Congressional . . . Map (db m212097) HM
13 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Faribault W.P.A. Projects
Stylish & Functional Structures As part of President Roosevelt's New Deal, the Works Progress Administration helped the country outlast the Great Depression. This was accomplished by putting people back to work on needed projects . . . Map (db m212039) HM
14 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Faribault: Home of the Tilt-A-Whirl
Sellner Manufacturing Herbert Sellner, a maker of amusement rides, invented the Tilt-A-Whirl™ in 1926 at his Faribault home. Over the next year, the first Tilt-A-Whirls were built in Sellner's basement and back yard. In 1927, . . . Map (db m212067) HM
15 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Faribault's Talented Artisans
Grace McKinstry McKinstry (center) was the daughter of a pioneer Faribault newspaperman and studied at Shattuck-St. Mary's, the Mpls. and Chicago Institutes of Art, and in Paris with Raphael Collin. Grace became an . . . Map (db m212398) HM
16 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Farmer Seed & Nursery 1888
Due to many inquiries, Farmer Seed & Nursery selected Faribault to grow and distribute northern grown seeds. In 1903, an annual catalog was printed to encourage mail order sales. In 1909, a national ad campaign put the company on the map, and it's . . . Map (db m212368) HM
17 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Flour Milling & Woolen Milling
Flour Milling Milling industry icons life LaCroix, Sheffield, and Bean took advantage of the waterpower, abundant timber and fertile soil to establish a milling center in Faribault. LaCroix's Middling Purifier and the New Process . . . Map (db m212187) HM
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18 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Government in Faribault
Faribault is Rice County Seat After a contentious struggle with Cannon City for the county seat, Faribault was chosen in 1855. Early courts were held in a one-story brick structure before the first official courthouse (left) was . . . Map (db m212096) HM
19 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — KDHL Radio
KDHL radio went on the air in 1948. The original owners of the station were Palmer Dragsten, Jack Hyde, Herb Lee, with the first letter of their last names comprising the call letters. Long time farm director Dean Curtis was inducted into the farm . . . Map (db m212350) HM
20 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf1863
School For the Deaf MSAD enrolled its first student in 1863 and continues to offer free residential care and education on its historic 40-acre campus. Before Mott Hall, (center) was constructed in 1866, the school rented Major . . . Map (db m212190) HM
21 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — OCHS Building
Ochs Brothers Department Store Founded in October 1886 by Albert, Antone and Otto Ochs Albert purchased stock of his brothers and continued as Ochs Brothers Dept. Store Albert Ochs • 1872-1922 Sons, Donald F. Ochs • 1905-1952 Alfred L. Ochs • . . . Map (db m212455) HM
22 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Pirkl Implement
Originally known as Musegades and Lynch Co., the farm implement business located on First Street in Faribault became known as Lynch and Pirkl from 1932 until 1941. William Pirkl took sole ownership in 1941, and put up a new building at 19 N. . . . Map (db m212399) HM
23 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Rice County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places — 1934 —
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24 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Seabury Divinity School & Taopi "Wounded Man"
Seabury Divinity School 1860 Faribault was a sanctuary for the Dakota during a most difficult time. Whipple provided protection and opportunities for education at Seabury Divinity School where Episcopal ministers found training. . . . Map (db m212194) HM
25 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Seabury University
Near this site on June 3, 1858, in rented rooms on the second floor of a frame building, The Reverend James Lloyd Breck opened with 15 pupils a mission school which he visioned as the start of Seabury University. Although the university did not . . . Map (db m207678) HM
26 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — The Alexander Faribault House Reported missing
Alexander Faribault, for whom the city of Faribault was named, was the son of fur trader Jean Baptiste Faribault and his wife, Pelagie. Alexander first entered the area in 1826 to establish a trading post for the American Fur Company on Cannon . . . Map (db m208445) HM
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27 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — The Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
One of the earliest missionary centers of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and believed to be the first Episcopal cathedral built in the United States, the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour is also a monument to Henry Benjamin Whipple. Elected . . . Map (db m82807) HM
28 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — The Faribault Fur Trade
When Beaver Was King Native Americans were key in the area fur trade by trapping furbearing animals. Beaver pelts were highly prized for their soft fur that made fashionable hats. Fur pelts were exchanged for guns, metal cooking . . . Map (db m212185) HM
29 Minnesota, Rice County, Faribault — Tilt-A-WhirlSellner Manufacturing Company — 1926-2011 —
Commemorating over 80 years of the ingenuity and creativity of Herb Sellner, members of the Sellner Family, its employees and talented, local artisans. This individual car was made possible through generous donations from the local community, the . . . Map (db m212066) HM
30 Minnesota, Rice County, Lonsdale — Christdala Swedish Lutheran Church 1877
The Christdala Congregation was formed on July 18, 1877 by the first Swedish immigrants to settle in Rice County. The Church was built during the summer of 1878 at a cost of $230 and is maintained in memory of the early Swedish settlers. Because of . . . Map (db m93624) HM
31 Minnesota, Rice County, Lonsdale — Nicolaus Gustafson
On September 7, 1876 Nicolaus Gustafson, a recent immigrant from Sweden, was fatally shot by Cole Younger during the notorious Jesse James Gang's aborted raid on the Northfield bank. Gustafson had ridden into town that morning with Peter Youngquist . . . Map (db m93625) HM
32 Minnesota, Rice County, Millersburg — Millersburg & the Northfield Bank RobberySeptember 6-7, 1876
Late in the day on September 6, 1876, four heavily armed men rode into Millersburg from the west and spent the night in the Cushman Hotel east of the school. They were led by a ruthless outlaw named Thomas Coleman "Cole" Younger. The four armed men . . . Map (db m93623) HM
33 Minnesota, Rice County, Nerstrand — Nerstrand City Hall
Nerstrand City Hall has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1908Map (db m49072) HM
34 Minnesota, Rice County, Nerstrand — Thomas Anderson Veblen and Kari Bunde Veblen Farmstead / History of the Veblen Farmstead
Thomas Anderson Veblen and Kari Bunde Veblen Farmstead From 1866 to 1893 this farmstead was the home of the Veblen family one of the most prominent Norwegian immigrant families of the nineteenth century. The most distinguishing trait of . . . Map (db m49376) HM
35 Minnesota, Rice County, Northfield — A Flour Milling Revolution
In the 1870s and 1880s, important changes took place inside several small flour mills in southeastern Minnesota. Those changes laid the groundwork for a technological revolution that made Minnesota's milling industry the largest in the world. . . . Map (db m26200) HM
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36 Minnesota, Rice County, Northfield — Civil War Monument
Dedicated to - the - Soldiers - and - Sailors who saved the Union 1861—1865 Map (db m48434) HM
37 Minnesota, Rice County, Northfield — Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza2008
This Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza, with the sculpture "Harvest" as its centerpiece, commemorates with an enduring presence Northfield's sesquicentennial year 2005. In 1855, John Wesley North founded the town of Northfield and built a dam and . . . Map (db m55167) HM
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Jun. 7, 2023