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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Scott County, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Scott 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 Scott County, MN (26) Carver County, MN (25) Dakota County, MN (60) Hennepin County, MN (294) Le Sueur County, MN (9) Rice County, MN (37) Sibley County, MN (13)  ScottCounty(26) Scott County (26)  CarverCounty(25) Carver County (25)  DakotaCounty(60) Dakota County (60)  HennepinCounty(294) Hennepin County (294)  LeSueurCounty(9) Le Sueur County (9)  RiceCounty(37) Rice County (37)  SibleyCounty(13) Sibley County (13)
Shakopee is the county seat for Scott County
Adjacent to Scott County, Minnesota
      Carver County (25)  
      Dakota County (60)  
      Hennepin County (294)  
      Le Sueur County (9)  
      Rice County (37)  
      Sibley County (13)  
 
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1 Minnesota, Scott County, Belle Plaine — The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration
In 1867 a New York architect sent the plans for a new church in Belle Plaine to Bishop Whipple. The church was built in 1868 on land contributed by Territorial Judge Andrew G. Chatfield, founder of Belle Plaine. The congregation organized in 1858 . . . Map (db m65868) HM
2 Minnesota, Scott County, Belle Plaine — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans Buried In This Cemetery American Legion Post 144 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6202Map (db m73184) WM
3 Minnesota, Scott County, Belle Plaine — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans Buried In This Cemetery American Legion Post 144 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6202Map (db m73210) WM
4 Minnesota, Scott County, Belle Plaine — Veterans Memorial
In Memory of All Veterans Buried In This Cemetery American Legion Post 144 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6202Map (db m73286) WM
5 Minnesota, Scott County, Jordan — Nachbar Donated Site
This site donated by Clement A. Nachbar, Mankato, Minn. Honoring the memory of his parents Mathias Nachbar & Wilhelmina Mertens Nachbar, who with their pioneer parents settled in Jordan vicinity, Minnesota Territory, in 1855. Dedicated to the early . . . Map (db m68767) HM
6 Minnesota, Scott County, New Market — The Big Woods
When the first explorers came to what became Minnesota, they found a land with three very different personalities. To the north were the great forests of white pine and other conifers that later attracted armies of lumberjacks and made Minnesota a . . . Map (db m15380) HM
7 Minnesota, Scott County, New Prague — Greenway ParkThe City of New Prague — Est. 1990 —
As the first link of a multi-use recreational trail, Greenway Park lies on the eastern border of what was once known as "Frogtown", long a part of the Nicholas Daleiden farm, the property is directly north of what was once the Dr. E.E. Novak "Red . . . Map (db m210100) HM
8 Minnesota, Scott County, New Prague — Northside ParkThe City of New Prague — Est. 1975 —
Northside Park was originally part of the Vrtis Addition. Albert Vrtis, among the first group of Bohemian settlers who arrived in 1856, operated New Prague's first store from his log home on the present day corner of Main Street and Columbus Avenue. . . . Map (db m210099) HM
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9 Minnesota, Scott County, New Prague — Philipp's ParkThe City of New Prague — Est. 1992 —
In 1856, Anton Philipp of Bavaria, New Prague's first settler, built a dugout log home along the banks of the tributary to Raven Stream. The first Bohemian settlers also built their first homes along the creek later in the same year. The site became . . . Map (db m210757) HM
10 Minnesota, Scott County, New Prague — St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
The first burial in this cemetery was in 1884. Remains and monuments with death dates older than 1884 were moved here from the old church yard cemetery before the current (third) church was built in 1906. The St. Wenceslaus Cemetery Chapel was . . . Map (db m240649) HM
11 Minnesota, Scott County, Savage — Camp Savage
During World War II, some 5,000-6,000 Japanese American soldiers, members of the U.S. Army's Military Intelligence Service, were given intensive and accelerated classes in the Japanese language at Camp Savage. Their subsequent work translating . . . Map (db m41673) HM
12 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 5 — Betting, Booze & Speakeasies • 1920-1940Pathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
During the Prohibition era, Shakopee had a reputation as the "Little Chicago." "Shakopee was a wide-open town!" said Hilary Drees. Shakopee was full of illegal gambling, drinking, music, and dancing when the 18th Amendment made it illegal to make, . . . Map (db m213097) HM
13 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 4 — On The River BottomsPathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
"The power of the Dakotas had always dwelt in the land, from the great forest to the open prairies. Long before the white man ever dreamed of our existence, the Dakota roamed this land." —Waŋdbi Wakiya The Dakota lived in Tíŋta . . . Map (db m213096) HM
14 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — SC-SPC-069 — Pond Mission
These foundations mark the site of a two-story frame building erected by the Reverend Samuel W. Pond in 1847. It served as a Presbyterian mission to the Shakopee Sioux, and as Pond's home until his death in 1891. An eight-foot stockade enclosed . . . Map (db m19789) HM
15 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 2 — Powerful NamesPathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
In the late 1600s, the Mdewankanton Dakota moved from Mde Wakaŋ (Mille Lacs Lake) to along the Mnisota Wakpa, later called the Minnesota River. One planting village was located on the north side of the river in the area later called Shakopee. . . . Map (db m213090) HM
16 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 3 — Rollin' Down the River 1842Pathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
The first steamboat Argo churned the muddy waters of the Rivière Saint-Pierre (St. Peter's River) in 1842, eventually arriving at Sakpe II's village of Tíŋta Otuŋwe. On July 22, 1850, the steamboat Yankee started at the . . . Map (db m213095) HM
17 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — Samuel William Pond
Samuel Pond was born in Washington, Connecticut, in 1808. During his early years, he worked as a clothing merchant, a farmer, and teacher in Washington. At the age of twenty-five, he began travelling and landed in Galena, Illinois, in 1833. He . . . Map (db m240384) HM
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18 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — Shakopee Soldiers Monument
This monument is dedicated to those from Shakopee who died while in military service of our country. [emblems of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W., American Legion Auxiliary] W. . . . Map (db m49792) HM
19 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 6 — Stagecoaches to ShakopeePathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
The first stagecoach arrived at Shakopee on October 6, 1853. In 1936 E. Judson Pond, at age 90, remembered the four-horse led stagecoach arriving. It stopped at the stagecoach barn which was next to the St. Paul Hotel on Fuller and Third Street. . . . Map (db m213098) HM
20 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 9 — The Ox Cart Trail to ShakopeePathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
”The squeaking of the wheels could be heard in Shakopee before the carts crossed Murphy's Ferry over a mile away. They could be smelled almost as far away, too!" —Julius Coller II When Minnesota was a territory with rivers and trails across . . . Map (db m213159) HM
21 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 10 — The Railroad to Shakopee 1865Pathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
For many years, steamboats along the Minnesota River were the most efficient way for people and goods to reach the young city. However, in the mid-1860s, a new method of transportation arrived — the railroad. The first steam train rolled from . . . Map (db m213160) HM
22 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 7 — The SpringsPathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
American Indian and Dakota people lived in the river valley for centuries. Tíŋta Otuŋwe was a summer planting village on Mnisota Wakpa, which later was called the Rivière Saint-Pierre and is now called the Minnesota River. The 600 Dakota . . . Map (db m213157) HM
23 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 1 — What Once WasPathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
When glaciers melted, the meltwater created Lake Agassiz, which was bigger than the Great Lakes. The lake drained over the years, creating the massive River Warren. The river carved out the Minnesota River Valley and started from the bluffs by . . . Map (db m213089) HM
24 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee — 8 — Who Else Was HerePathways of Shakopee History — A self-guided tour on the development of the City of Shakopee —
Hazen P. Mooers and Mahpiya-hota Wiŋ II (Fall 1846 — Spring 1849) A former trader from the American Fur Company, Hazen P. Mooers was sent to instruct the Dakota in "modern" agricultural techniques in the fall of 1846. Hazen and his wife . . . Map (db m213158) HM
25 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee, Louisville Township — Echoes of the Past
Imagine a long-ago village along the river, shaded by majestic oak trees. People have lived here for thousands of years. In the early 1800's, this landscape was home to a band of Dakota Indians called the Wahpeton, or People of the Leaves. . . . Map (db m225967) HM
26 Minnesota, Scott County, Shakopee, The Landing — Loads of WorkLaundress' Home
In the 1800s, doing laundry took much more time and effort than it does today. Heaving tubs of water, scrubbing garments and hanging it all out to dry was hard work. Many people dreaded washing clothes and paid the laundress to do the job. . . . Map (db m241615) HM
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