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Richfield, Minnesota Historical Markers

 
Colonel Josiah Snelling Marker <i>(foreground)</i> image, Touch for more information
By Keith L, October 16, 2008
Colonel Josiah Snelling Marker (foreground)
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Colonel Josiah Snelling 1782 – 1828 Soldier Pioneer Builder
An Appreciation He served with distinction in the Indian wars of the old northwest border and in the War of 1812. In August, 1820, he assumed command of the Fifth United States Infantry at Camp Coldwater on the site of Fort Snelling. Selecting . . . — Map (db m17240) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Elizabeth R. Snelling
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Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Fort Snelling 1861–1946
This historical ground was a pivotal place in the development of the Northwest. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Fort Snelling expanded its limestone walls into this area, formerly a part of the U.S. Indian Agency and the location of the . . . — Map (db m42180) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Giacomo Constantino Beltrami 1779 – 1855
From this point, Beltrami, Italian jurist, scholar and explorer, on July 7, 1823, started his journey into the wilderness of northern Minnesota resulting in his discovery of the source of the Mississippi River August 19, 1823. Through persistence, . . . — Map (db m17239) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — PFC. Jimmy Berray United States Marine Corps 1922 – 1942
Mortally wounded Nov. 13, 1942 during the naval battle of Guadalcanal while serving on the cruiser USS San Francisco. Awarded Navy Cross for Distinguished Service in this battle. Buried at Sea, Nov. 14, 1942 "On the early morning of . . . — Map (db m67005) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Richfield Pioneer Homestead General Riley Lucas Bartholomew 30 May 1807 - 21 September 1894
Born the son of 1812 War Veteran, Benjamin Bartholomew, and a grandson of Revolutionary War heroes, Benjamin Bartholomew and Abigail Patchen Bartholomew, Riley was the oldest of 12 siblings living on a frontier farm in Harpersfield, Ashtabula County . . . — Map (db m37380) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The First Flag Raised Over Iwo Jima
On the morning of February 23, 1945, members of the 3rd Platoon, 28th Regiment, 5th Marine Division were given orders to climb and secure Mount Suribachi. Upon reaching the top, a Marine stood guard while the other Marines raised the first American . . . — Map (db m73111) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The Honoring All Veterans Memorial
This memorial pays tribute to the men and women of this country who are Veterans from all US Military branches – Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Merchant Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force. The memorial is a place to reflect and thank those who . . . — Map (db m57566) WM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — The Prairie
A Sea of Grass In its early days Fort Snelling was surrounded by a sea of head-high grass. The vast Minnesota prairie was broken only by small groves of trees—willows, cottonwoods, and oaks that grew near creeks, lakes, and marshes. . . . — Map (db m17259) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18
Built in 1904-05 by the U.S. Army, Buildings 17 and 18 were constructed as double barracks to house cavalry troops. By 1911 the cavalry had left Fort Snelling, but the buildings continued to house troops through the early 1940s as the post grew in . . . — Map (db m74889) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — Whiskey
A Great Horse A Stout Heart 1911 – 1943 — Map (db m17237) HM
Minnesota (Hennepin County), Richfield — World War Memorial
We Honor Those - Who - Do Us Honor In this metal we inscribe our humble expression of appreciation to those citizens of this community who answered our country's call to arms, and in loving memory of those who gave their lives in the World . . . — Map (db m73063) WM

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