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Historical Markers in Taylors Falls, Minnesota

 
Clickable Map of Chisago 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 Chisago County, MN (8) Anoka County, MN (21) Isanti County, MN (3) Kanabec County, MN (3) Pine County, MN (5) Washington County, MN (59) Burnett County, WI (5) Polk County, WI (18)  ChisagoCounty(8) Chisago County (8)  AnokaCounty(21) Anoka County (21)  IsantiCounty(3) Isanti County (3)  KanabecCounty(3) Kanabec County (3)  PineCounty(5) Pine County (5)  WashingtonCounty(59) Washington County (59)  BurnettCountyWisconsin(5) Burnett County (5)  PolkCounty(18) Polk County (18)
Center City is the county seat for Chisago County
Taylors Falls is in Chisago County
      Chisago County (8)  
ADJACENT TO CHISAGO COUNTY
      Anoka County (21)  
      Isanti County (3)  
      Kanabec County (3)  
      Pine County (5)  
      Washington County (59)  
      Burnett County, Wisconsin (5)  
      Polk County, Wisconsin (18)  
 
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1Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Chisago Hotel1852
Stephen A. Douglas "Little Giant" spoke from this hotel balcony 1854Map (db m78665) HM
2Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Folsom House
William Henry Carmen Folsom, St. Croix River Valley lumberman and land speculator, chose this imposing site for his home in 1854. He, his wife Mary Jane, and their two small sons lived in an open barn on this property to prove up the claim while the . . . Map (db m44027) HM
3Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Geology of the Taylors Falls Region
About 1.1 billion years ago, a great rift valley formed across the North American continent from the Lake Superior region southwest to Kansas. As this rift valley opened, basaltic lavas erupted into it, accumulating to a thickness of up to 20 . . . Map (db m45814) HM
4Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Glacial Potholes
The potholes at the St. Croix Dalles have their origins in a tale of fire and ice. They are carved in a dark volcanic rock called basalt, which erupted as lava 1.1 billion years ago. This basalt is related to lava flows that line the North Shore of . . . Map (db m46434) HM
5Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Saint Croix Falls Hydroelectric Project"'Something is doing' that may be quite important."
So read the local paper in 1904 as engineers surveyed the Saint Croix River in search of a suitable place to build a hydroelectric project. The falls had long fueled the local lumbering and milling industries, but the Minneapolis General Electric . . . Map (db m120099) HM
6Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Taylors Falls United Methodist Church
This is the oldest Methodist Church building in continuous use in Minnesota. Methodist circuit riders of the Sunrise Mission served the Taylors Falls area 1852-59. On March 27, 1859, the Rev. Sias Bolles organized the Taylors Falls Methodist . . . Map (db m44571) HM
7Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Town House SchoolBuilt 1852
Minnesota's oldest existing public school houseMap (db m78666) HM
 
 
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Aug. 16, 2022