Historical Markers and War Memorials in Stillwater, Minnesota
Stillwater is the county seat for Washington County
Stillwater is in Washington County
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On Easter Sunday April 18, 1965 floodwaters of the St. Croix River crested here at 694.07 ft. above sea level, highest stage ever recorded at this point, and 19 ft. above normal. A mile-long dike built by hundreds of volunteer workers, including . . . — — Map (db m78691) HM
On this site, in the frontier river settlement of Stillwater, sixty-one delegates from the vast unorganized wilderness west of the St. Croix assembled on August 26, 1848 to hold the Minnesota Territorial Convention. In this convention the name . . . — — Map (db m136724) HM
In this ravine at daybreak July 3, 1839, a war party of Sioux overtook a body of Chippewa returning from Fort Snelling where a Sioux had been killed by another Chippewa. A bloody battle took place in which the Chippewa losses were about 50 killed . . . — — Map (db m207756) HM
Minnesota Territory 1849 – 1858
On March 3, 1849, during his last hours in office, President James K. Polk signed a bill adding a new name to the American political landscape – Minnesota Territory. A vast land, it stretched from . . . — — Map (db m43908) HM
who was born in Shipton-
Aug. 10, 1845.
Chas. H. Bloomer,
Born Sept. 27, 1866,
Died Apr. 25, 1891.
Grace G Bloomer
Born Feb. 18, 1872, . . . — — Map (db m72008) HM WM
A Trail for All Seasons
Opened in 2014, the Brown's Creek State Trail connects Stillwater with the Gateway State Trail. Nearly six miles long, the path travels along forests, ponds, Brown's Creek and the St. Croix River. Along the way . . . — — Map (db m233502) HM
This was the site of the
Stillwater High School from 1887 - 1994.
The Stillwater Veterans Memorial was built on this historic site and dedicated on Memorial Day 2004. The plaques on the Wall of Honor spire list the names of veterans who . . . — — Map (db m72045) HM
Dedicated to the
Soldiers and Sailors of the
Enlisting or Residing in
Erected by the Citizens of
Alcorn James 2nd Cav. . . . — — Map (db m72153) WM
The earliest mills depended on water to power their saws. But in 1855, the Hersey, Staples Company (later Hersey & Bean) built the first steam powered sawmill on the St. Croix on this location just south of Stillwater. Steam powered a mechanized . . . — — Map (db m148719) HM
These plaques form a Wall of Honor that bears the names of the more than 100 service personnel who attended Stillwater area schools and lost their lives in times of war.
Veterans, living or dead, . . . — — Map (db m72031) WM
Here in 1839, in Crawford County, Wisconsin Territory, Joseph R. Brown, first settler of this valley, laid out the town of Dahcotah. The following year as a member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature, Brown secured passage of a bill setting up . . . — — Map (db m233073) HM
In 1849, the Governor of the new Territory of Minnesota, Alexander Ramsey, urged the Territorial Legislature to provide for a "proper and safe place of confinement" for prisoners of the territory. Because of Ramsey's request, the Legislature . . . — — Map (db m43747) HM
This flag, which once flew over the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., now flies proudly over Main Street, Stillwater, Minnesota.
It is placed as a memorial to all Veterans, who in times of wars and in times of peace, throughout the . . . — — Map (db m78689) WM
Minnesota's first courthouse, a three-room frame structure erected at the corner of 4th and Chestnut Street in Stillwater in 1849, had become inadequate by 1866. On November 6 of that year, Washington County voters approved funds for the . . . — — Map (db m171962) HM
Yours are not the first feet to tread this bit of land. Yours are not the first eyes to gaze into this beautiful forest. And yours will not be the last.
In 1858, Washington County purchased 207 acres of land for a Poor Farm. Residents . . . — — Map (db m233581) HM
Look toward the creek and you'll see Minnesota's oldest remaining stone arch bridge, a relic of the Point Douglas-St. Louis River Military Road. Stretching from the mouth of the St. Croix River to Lake Superior, the 185-mile road opened the . . . — — Map (db m232817) HM
Explore the Trail
If you go east, you will catch glimpses of the Brown's Creek stream as you pass through open fields, shady ravines and golf courses. You can also see Minnesota's oldest standing stone bridge. At the eastern end, . . . — — Map (db m233733) HM
From 1856 to 1914, the St. Croix Boom was the logging industry center on the St. Croix River–the place where logs cut from northern forests entered the marketplace.
Each spring, loggers harnessed the river's powerful current to float their . . . — — Map (db m233850) HM
The site of this tablet marks the northern limit of Lake St. Croix, impounded by the natural dam of sand and gravel, made by the Mississippi where it is joined by the St. Croix River, twenty miles below Stillwater. The valley, with its steep . . . — — Map (db m233569) HM
As the St. Croix logging industry center, the Boom Site bustled with activity beginning in June and ending when all of the logs were sorted from the river, usually in August but sometimes as late as October. At the height of operations, around 600 . . . — — Map (db m233570) HM
The Gateway trail travels through a landscape that was once dominated by oak forest, oak savanna, brush land and prairie openings. Today small remnants of these plant communities can still be enjoyed along the trail providing a unique . . . — — Map (db m232836) HM
Center of log and lumbering activities in this region for over half a century prior to 1914.
Here millions of logs from the upper St. Croix and tributaries were halted, sorted, and rafted, later to be sawed into lumber and timber products. . . . — — Map (db m233571) HM