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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bloomington, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Hennepin 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 Hennepin County, MN (185) Anoka County, MN (21) Carver County, MN (16) Dakota County, MN (46) Ramsey County, MN (114) Scott County, MN (9) Sherburne County, MN (3) Wright County, MN (5)  HennepinCounty(185) Hennepin County (185)  AnokaCounty(21) Anoka County (21)  CarverCounty(16) Carver County (16)  DakotaCounty(46) Dakota County (46)  RamseyCounty(114) Ramsey County (114)  ScottCounty(9) Scott County (9)  SherburneCounty(3) Sherburne County (3)  WrightCounty(5) Wright County (5)
Minneapolis is the county seat for Hennepin County
Bloomington is in Hennepin County
      Hennepin County (185)  
ADJACENT TO HENNEPIN COUNTY
      Anoka County (21)  
      Carver County (16)  
      Dakota County (46)  
      Ramsey County (114)  
      Scott County (9)  
      Sherburne County (3)  
      Wright County (5)  
 
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1Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — 1856 Federal Style Gideon H. Pond House
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Restoration funded through a $270,000 grant appropriated by the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Resources. A project of the Minnesota State Historical Society and the City of . . . Map (db m117721) HM
2Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — A Bridge to the Past
In 1919, Hennepin County hired the Illinois Steel Bridge Company to replace a deteriorating timber trestle built across Long Meadow Lake in 1891. The new 860-foot bridge was the longest Camelback through-truss bridge in the state when it opened in . . . Map (db m180917) HM
3Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Bloomington Town Hall
The Bloomington Town Hall was built twenty feet from this site in 1892 on land given to the Township by the Baillif family. The building was moved to the current location in the 1930's in the first of a number of remodelings the building has . . . Map (db m15357) HM
4Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Changing Landscapes
You are entering a river bluff environment that has been greatly altered over the last two centuries. The bluff top area was formerly oak savannah with prairie and woodland elements. Natural springs and shallow flood plain lakes in the river bottoms . . . Map (db m117485) HM
5Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Civil War Monument
[south side] Erected by the Citizens of Bloomington, Memorial Day, 1890, In honor and memory of our country's defenders 1861, - 1865. Monument Committee. Sever Ellingson, Chairman. • Wm. Oxborough, Jr. • H.H. Pond, Treas. . . . Map (db m56933) WM
6Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Dakota Life
Many Dakotas consider the Minnesota River Valley to be their spiritual home. The Dakota Indians were the last group of native peoples to live in the valley near this site. Starting in the mid-1600s, they migrated here in successive waves from the . . . Map (db m117487) HM
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7Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Dakota Missions on the Frontier
In the 1830s and 1840s Christian Missionaries came into Indian Country, which included Bloomington, with the purpose of converting Dakota Indians to Christian beliefs and white person's ways. This included farming, owning property, receiving a . . . Map (db m117572) HM
8Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Fallen Heroes Memorial
Fallen Heroes SPC Benjamin J. Slaven June 9, 2006 · SGT Brent W. Koch June 16, 2006 · SPC Kyle R. Miller June 29, 2006 · SSG Jeffery J. Hansen Aug. 21, 2006 · . . . Map (db m42804) WM
9Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Gideon and Agnes Pond House
Welcome to the 19th century dwelling of Gideon and Agnes Hopkins Pond, missionaries to the Dakota Indians, farmers, and ministers to the community of Bloomington, Minnesota, during the mid- to late-1800s. Following a move from the Lake . . . Map (db m117722) HM
10Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Minnesota River Valley
Look over the tree-framed bluff across 12,000 years of human history where native peoples and Euro-American settlers made their home in the river valley. There are many cultural differences between you, the modern-day visitor, and the native people . . . Map (db m117489) HM
11Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Missionaries to the Dakota
Listed below are some of the most prominent missionaries to the Dakota Indians. These missionaries were sponsored by the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, a joint venture of the Presbyterian and Congregational Churches of America. . . . Map (db m117630) HM
12Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Oak Grove Mission
After several years at Lake Calhoun and a series of battles with the Ojibwe (Anishinabe), Chief Cloud Man (Marpiyawicasta) moved to the banks of the Minnesota River. In 1843 Gideon and Samuel Pond followed Cloud Man to this river bluff location. . . . Map (db m117498) HM
13Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Pond Dakota Mission Park
Welcome to Pond Dakota Mission Park, the site of the historic Oak Grove Mission and the 1856 Gideon and Agnes Pond House. The Ponds served as missionaries to the Dakota Indians and as farmers and ministers to the community of Bloomington, Minnesota. . . . Map (db m117549) HM
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14Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Pond Family Heritage Timeline
Samuel Pond (1808-1891) and Gideon Pond (1810-1878) were born into a mostly rural United States comprised of 17 states with a population of slightly over 7 million. These brothers from Connecticut were two of the most influential persons interacting . . . Map (db m117720) HM
15Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Rodney J. Putz1939 – 1994
In memory of Rodney J. Putz 1939 – 1994 This living garden has been planted in memory of Rodney J. Putz. Visionary, Entrepreneur, Leader, Teacher, Mentor, Friend, Brother, Father, Husband, Great Human . . . Map (db m17287) HM
16Minnesota (Hennepin County), Bloomington — Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond
1834 – 1934 To honor Samuel W. and Gideon H. Pond Volunteer missionaries to the Dakotas who arrived at Ft. Snelling May 6, 1834. This tablet is placed on the house built in 1856 by Gideon H. Pond. Near-by is the site of . . . Map (db m4894) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022