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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mendota, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Dakota 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 Dakota County, MN (38) Goodhue County, MN (24) Hennepin County, MN (163) Ramsey County, MN (84) Rice County, MN (9) Scott County, MN (9) Washington County, MN (57) Pierce County, WI (6)  DakotaCounty(38) Dakota County (38)  GoodhueCounty(24) Goodhue County (24)  HennepinCounty(163) Hennepin County (163)  RamseyCounty(84) Ramsey County (84)  RiceCounty(9) Rice County (9)  ScottCounty(9) Scott County (9)  WashingtonCounty(57) Washington County (57)  PierceCountyWisconsin(6) Pierce County (6)
Location of Mendota, Minnesota
    Dakota County (38)
    Goodhue County (24)
    Hennepin County (163)
    Ramsey County (84)
    Rice County (9)
    Scott County (9)
    Washington County (57)
    Pierce County, Wisconsin (6)
 
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1Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — "Where the Waters Meet"
Called M'Dote or "the place where waters meet" by the Dakota, this area is central to many Dakota creation stories and is significant to Dakota people today. Just west of this site is Pilot Knob, which was used extensively for burials by the Dakota . . . Map (db m37659) HM
2Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — Faribault House
In front of you stands the Faribault House, built by long-time fur trader Jean-Baptiste in 1839. Faribault was originally from the Montreal area, and had been associated with the British and American fur traders since the late 1790s. He built . . . Map (db m37618) HM
3Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — General Henry Hastings Sibley
[symbol of the Daughters of the American Revolution; image of the Sibley House] To the glory of God and in memory of General Henry Hastings Sibley. Born February 20, 1811, died February 18, 1891. A great patriot - soldier - . . . Map (db m37573) HM
4Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — Henry Sibley and Old Mendota
The Sibley House was built in 1836 for Henry Hastings Sibley, regional manager for the American Fur Company. The first floor was designed for business operations, and the second floor was his bachelor's residence. Two additions were made to the . . . Map (db m41358) HM
5Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — Mendota / Sibley House
[symbol of the Daughters of the American Revolution] Mendota In the language of the Sioux means the mouth of a river. Was the earliest permanent white settlement in southern Minnesota. A pioneer center of the fur trade. . . . Map (db m37534) HM
6Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — Mendota / Sibley House Association
Mendota This wide valley intersection between the two rivers known today as the Minnesota and Mississippi has been a meeting place for people for thousands of years. The Dakota people lived on these prairielands by the 1700s. . . . Map (db m38269) HM
7Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — Sibley House Historic Site
Welcome to the Sibley House Historic Site! This area had long been the center of travel and trade for the Dakota when it became the center for American Fur Company operations on the Upper Mississippi. It was also home to Minnesota's first governor, . . . Map (db m41238) HM
8Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — St. Peter's Church
Here at Mendota (where the rivers meet) missionaries ministered to both Indians and settlers, enduring the hardships of a sprawling wilderness that was the Minnesota country. In 1842, Father Lucien Galtier built a small, log chapel with only two . . . Map (db m37714) HM
9Minnesota (Dakota County), Mendota — The First Stone House1835 • 1916
The first stone house erected in the State of Minnesota by its first Governor, Gen. Henry Hastings Sibley. Secured in 1910 for the St. Paul Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution from St. Peter's Parish of Mendota . . . Map (db m37594) HM
 
Jun. 14, 2021