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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Spicer, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Kandiyohi 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 Kandiyohi County, MN (50) Chippewa County, MN (12) Meeker County, MN (21) Pope County, MN (2) Renville County, MN (44) Stearns County, MN (27) Swift County, MN (2)  KandiyohiCounty(50) Kandiyohi County (50)  ChippewaCounty(12) Chippewa County (12)  MeekerCounty(21) Meeker County (21)  PopeCounty(2) Pope County (2)  RenvilleCounty(44) Renville County (44)  StearnsCounty(27) Stearns County (27)  SwiftCounty(2) Swift County (2)
Willmar is the county seat for Kandiyohi County
Spicer is in Kandiyohi County
      Kandiyohi County (50)  
ADJACENT TO KANDIYOHI COUNTY
      Chippewa County (12)  
      Meeker County (21)  
      Pope County (2)  
      Renville County (44)  
      Stearns County (27)  
      Swift County (2)  
 
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1Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Gates Homestead
Joshua H. Gates arrived at Diamond Lake in 1857 where he claimed land in Sections 17 and 20 of Harrison Township. Gates may have been the first farmer in what is now Kandiyohi County. This is the site of the Joshua and Lucinda Gates family . . . Map (db m77102) HM
2Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Green Lake Mounds
   During the Woodland period, about 1000 B. C. to A. D. 1650, Indian peoples began constructing earthworks or "mounds." Many if not most of these mounds functioned to visibly define and demarcate burial areas, much . . . Map (db m78079) HM
3Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — How Irving Township Got Its Start — Hold it Holden!
The first settlers in Kandiyohi County arrived in 1856 eager to stake a real estate claim on the shores of Green Lake. Early pioneers were hopeful that this place would soon become home to a thriving new city. Two men from . . . Map (db m77865) HM
4Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Johannes Iverson
On September 28, 1858, Johannes and Carin Iverson and family settled on section 32 of Lake Andrew Township near Crook Lake. Using supplies from the Eagle Lake Sawmill, Johannes Iverson built a log house here. Almost four years later, on August . . . Map (db m79375) HM
5Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Lake Florida Mission Covenant Church
First Church in Minnesota Organized by Mission Friend Immigrants from Sweden 1870-Organized on J.A. Skoglund Farm 1873-Built                   1910-Enlarged 1870-1955 Served this Rural Parish 1961-Perpetual Care Fund Raised . . . Map (db m77844) HM
6Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Little Crow's Camp
The Dakota nation established campsites in Kandiyohi County to hunt and fish. Little Crow's campsite located here was used for that purpose. Little Crow was born Taoyateduta about 1810 in the Mdewakanton Dakota village of Kaposia. Little Crow later . . . Map (db m78384) HM
7Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Olof Olson Haugen
In May 1859, Olof Olson Haugen, his wife Bergeret, and son Frederick homesteaded here in section 32, Dovre Township. Over the next three years, the Haugen family diligently worked to establish their new life; building shelter, raising crops and . . . Map (db m77770) HM
8Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Spicer
Green Lake has had three names. The Dakota who spent their summers here for hundreds of years, called it Mdeto. The first whites called it Carnelian, for its red sandy beaches. Later settlers observed the green color, as the Indians had, and . . . Map (db m77792) HM
9Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the Veterans of All Wars Who Served Their Country to Protect the Freedom of Humanity Presented by Spicer American Legion Post 545Map (db m77050) WM
10Minnesota (Kandiyohi County), Spicer — Victory Dance
Ojibwe and Dakota nations had a long history of conflict in what would become Minnesota. Both Dakota and Ojibwe people contended for the control of the abundant natural resources in the future Kandiyohi County area that played an economic role in . . . Map (db m78028) HM
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2022