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Taylors Falls, Minnesota Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2014
Chisago Hotel Marker
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Chisago Hotel1852
On Bench Street (State Highway 95) at 1st Street (County Route 20), on the left when traveling north on Bench Street.
Stephen A. Douglas "Little Giant" spoke from this hotel balcony 1854 — Map (db m78665) HM
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Folsom House
On West Government Street 0.1 miles south of First Street, on the right when traveling west.
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
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Geology of the Taylors Falls Region
On Saint Croix Trail (U.S. 8) 0.3 miles south of Bench Street (State Highway 95), on the left when traveling south.
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
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Glacial Potholes
Near U.S. 8 near Bench Street.
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
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Saint Croix Falls Hydroelectric Project"'Something is doing' that may be quite important."
On St Croix Trail (State Highway 95) 0.3 miles south of Mulberry Street (County Highway 34), on the left when traveling south.
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
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Taylors Falls United Methodist Church
On West Government Street at Basil Street, on the right when traveling west on West Government Street.
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
Minnesota (Chisago County), Taylors Falls — Town House SchoolBuilt 1852
On Government Street south of 1st Street (County Route 20), on the right when traveling west.
Minnesota's Oldest Existing Public School House — Map (db m78666) HM

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