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By K. Linzmeier, July 23, 2011
Gervais Grist Mill Marker
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Little Canada — Gervais Grist Mill
Just across the road and creek from this marker was the site of the first commercial grist mill built in the region now named Minnesota. Constructed in 1844 – five years before the birth of Minnesota Territory – the water-powered, flour . . . — Map (db m45528) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — A History of Change
Looking at this preserve it is hard to imagine the shrill sounds, bustling Shops, and iron horses built and maintained here well over 100 years ago. Native Americans traveled through and used this landscape for thousands of years before . . . — Map (db m137697) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Building the "Skally"
You are standing at the turntable of the St. Paul & Duluth Roundhouse. Round and Round They Go A roundhouse, or engine house, is named for its distinctive shape and used for repairing and storing locomotives. Turntables allowed for efficient . . . — Map (db m137787) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Destination Lake Phalen
Lake Phalen has long been a magnet for people looking for a place to gather and connect with nature. As early as 1879, the Phalen Chain of Lakes was advertised as a resort area with excellent boating, fishing and hunting opportunities. The park was . . . — Map (db m135563) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Frost AvenueGateway to Gladstone — Transportation • Economy • Community • Recreation —
The intersection of Phalen Creek and the Frost Avenue Bridge is indicative of constructed change for social, economic, and recreational activity over the years. The waterways in this area that connect Gervais Lake, Keller Lake, and Lake Phalen have . . . — Map (db m135839) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Gladstone Savanna's Natural History
This landscape has changed many times over the 12,000 years since the glaciers. A thousand years after the glaciers retreated spruce forests dominated, with mastodons and other mega fauna common. As time passed the climate warmed drying the . . . — Map (db m138004) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — History in Depth
Minnesota has some of the most interesting geological history found anywhere on Earth. Depending on where you stand in the state you can see rock formed 3.6 billion years ago and then exposed during the last ice age. The bedrock soils beneath . . . — Map (db m137788) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Phalen Regional Park Waterfall
This waterfall was originally constructed in the 1950's as a way to replenish the receding water level in Lake Phalen. Water was drawn from a well at the top of the falls which then flowed over a stone wall into the lake. Operation of the waterfall . . . — Map (db m135561) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Maplewood — Ramsey County Cemetery
Established in 1893 on the grounds of the county almshouse and poor farm, the Ramsey County Cemetery was a "Potter's Field" for indigent persons, the homeless, and patients at Ancker Hospital who died without friends or relatives to pay funeral . . . — Map (db m137610) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — "Spiral for Justice" Roy Wilkins Memorial
The central element in this sculpture composition is a spiral. Its 46 elements represent the 46 years of Roy Wilkins' dedicated leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in its fight for social and . . . — Map (db m79419) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — 151-155 Western Avenue
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m76696) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Al AvilaVice President/Assistant General Manager Detroit Tigers
Entering his 21st season in professional baseball and his 11th season with the organization after being named to his current position on April 15, 2002. Al is responsible for assisting David Dombrowski with the day-to-day baseball operations of . . . — Map (db m76591) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Alexander Ramsey House
Appointed by President Zachary Taylor in 1849, Alexander Ramsey came to Minnesota as the territory's first governor. Ramsey stayed in Minnesota for his remaining fifty-four years and, during a successful political career as a Whig and then a . . . — Map (db m132702) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — C.S.P.S. Hall1887 Built. — 1917 Remodeled, 3rd floor added. —
Feb. 17, 1977 Placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior. Oct. 24, 1978 Designated as a Historic Preservation Site by the St. Paul City Council. 1980 Restoration begun by Sokol . . . — Map (db m76624) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Cathedral of Saint Paul1841 - 1907
Succeeding to the lowly chapel - built of old by the river's bank - from which our fair city received its glorious name, this noble temple rises; a solemn testimony to the growth of Holy Church, a generous offering of love and gratitude to the . . . — Map (db m79445) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Cathedral of Saint Paul Cornerstone
To God in Unity and Trinity. The sacred, auspicious stone of this metropolitan temple, bidden to bear the name of Saint Paul, was duly laid on the second day of June, A.D. 1907. To restore all things in Christ. — Map (db m79448) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Central Presbyterian Church
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of Interior Heritage Preservation Service Founded February 21, 1852 First Pastor Rev. John G. . . . — Map (db m79344) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Charles A. LindberghThe Boy and the Man — Sculptor Paul T. Granlund, 1985 —
"I used to imagine myself with wings on which I could swoop down off our roof into the valley, soaring through the air from one river bank to another." "The accumulation of knowledge, the discoveries of science, the products of technology, . . . — Map (db m79393) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Church of Saint Louis, King of France
"Blessed be the Lord, for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me when I was beset as in a besieged city." Psalm 31:21 Here in the center of the clamorous city, providing an oasis of solace, silence, mystery and artistry, is . . . — Map (db m79343) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Como Park's Early Years
Creating the Park Saint Paul set aside land for parks as early as 1849 but did little to develop these areas because green space was plentiful and accessible in the small metropolis. As the population grew, however, creating parks became a . . . — Map (db m130809) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — De Dakod Makoce Unkitawapi E EThis is our Dakota Land
Tatanka Oyate Makoce Land of the Buffalo People [river valley map] The Minnesota and Mississippi River Valleys have been home to the Dakota for hundreds of years, and the existence of our ancestors was sustained by their . . . — Map (db m46170) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Endicott Building1891
Cass Gilbert Architect — Map (db m76627) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — F. Scott Fitzgerald House
has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historical Sites Act of August 21st 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of United States. U.S. . . . — Map (db m7144) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Fountain Cave
Fountain Cave, a landmark known as early as 1811, was named for the sparkling creek that flowed from its mouth and continued some 375 feet through a ravine to join the Mississippi River about 140 feet downstream from this marker. The cave attracted . . . — Map (db m42305) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Freedom House Station 51
In recognition of the innovation and dedication of the Freedom House Ambulance Service, the Saint Paul Fire Department hereby recommissions this station, home of the EMS Academy, as Freedom House Station 51. Freedom House Ambulance Service of . . . — Map (db m76666) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hackett Block1890
C. H. Johnston, Sr. Architect — Map (db m76693) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hamm's Bear
[Front] From the land of sky blue waters [Hamm’s Beer slogan] [Back] The Hamm’s Bear started in one of the twentieth century’s greatest advertising campaigns and has long been known as Minnesota’s most famous brand icon. . . . — Map (db m76620) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Harold "Hep" Cronin
While teaching and coaching high school basketball, he began his scouting career in 1966 as an Associate Scout for the Cincinnati area under Paul Snider. Cronin became a part-time Scout for three state areas in 1980 and scouted and signed . . . — Map (db m76601) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — History of Saint Paul
[1.] We entered a strange wilderness [2.] We camped among Indian Nations [3.] We trapped the land’s abundance [4.] We labored with the Earth [5.] We bridged great distances [6.] Now we remember the . . . — Map (db m76727) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hubert H. Humphrey1911 - 1978
[Major accomplishments on statue base] Vice President · U.S. Senator · Mayor Peace Corps · Civil Rights Nuclear Test Ban Treaty [Adjoining panels read] Mayor, City of Minneapolis 1945-1948 United States Senator 1949-1964, . . . — Map (db m79385) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Hydro Electric Turbine1924 – 1994
Cast Iron • Rotation Speed 100 RPM Weight 15 Tons • 4,500 Horsepower This is one of four turbines Ford Motor Company installed 1924 at the hydro electric plant located below this lookout. The turbines were replaced between 1992 . . . — Map (db m46518) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Irvine Park / Irvine Park Historic District
Pioneer land developer John Irvine established the Upper Landing for steamboats where Chestnut Street meets the Mississippi River. In 1849 he deeded this square to the village of Saint Paul as a public park. Its earliest use as public grazing land . . . — Map (db m134630) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Jacob Fahlstrom
In memory of the first Swedish settler in Minnesota Jacob Fahlstrom Fur Trader – Mail Carrier Missionary 1793 – 1857 who farmed in this region before 1838 Erected and dedicated by the Minnesota Swedish Pioneer . . . — Map (db m76665) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — James J. Hill / The James J. Hill House
James J. Hill "Most men who have really lived here have had, in some shape, their great adventure. This railway is mine," wrote James J. Hill to the Great Northern Railway employees upon his retirement in 1912. Throughout his long working . . . — Map (db m31496) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Kenneth Wayne Stauffer
Born in Taylor, Texas and a graduate of Texas A&M University with high honors, Ken Stauffer began his long career in baseball as a teacher and coach in Brenham, Texas serving as the Junior High Coordinator of Athletics and Assistant Varsity . . . — Map (db m76595) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Lambert's LandingPort of Saint Paul
Since the advent of steamboats in 1812, this landing has served as a tie-up location for countless numbers of commercial river vessels, from paddle-wheelers to tugs. From here, thousands of barges can be seen passing by each year, quietly ferrying . . . — Map (db m44376) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Leif EriksonDiscoverer of America — 1000 A.D. —
Erected through popular subscription Sponsored by the Minnesota Leif Erikson Monument Association, Inc. Presented to the State of Minnesota during its territorial centennial October 9, 1949 Designed & executed by John Karl . . . — Map (db m79383) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Market Street Methodist Episcopal Church
. . . — Map (db m136150) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Marti Wolever
Marti Wolever got his start in professional baseball when he was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th Round of the 1975 Amateur Draft. Wolever played Minor League baseball until 1978 when he returned to college to finish his degree. . . . — Map (db m76599) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Meeker Island Lock and Dam Historic Site
The Meeker Island Lock and Dam was the first lock and dam constructed on the Mississippi River between 1899 and 1907. The lock was in operation for 5 years, closing in 1912. The dam was then demolished. However, in low water conditions the 334 foot . . . — Map (db m131185) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Northern Pacific Railway Warehouse1907 - 1908
Northern Pacific Railway Co. Architect — Map (db m76695) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Phil Rizzo
Phil Rizzo got his first taste of professional baseball at the tender age of 19, signing his first contract out of high school. Rizzo spent eight years playing Minor League ball before making the transition into Scouting. Rizzo's Scouting . . . — Map (db m76600) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Pioneer Building
1889 Designed by Chicago architect Solon Spencer Beman and erected by the George J. Grant Construction Company to house Minnesota's first newspaper, the St Paul Pioneer Press, the Pioneer Building was the first 12-story skyscraper in St. . . . — Map (db m71845) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Rice Park
The scene of circuses, celebrations, and concerts, and seven years older than New York's famous Central Park, this land was designated a "public square" in 1849 by John R. Irvine, a territorial pioneer, and Henry M. Rice, territorial delegate . . . — Map (db m42269) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Saint Paul Rubber Company1905
[Title is text] — Map (db m76697) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Sisters of St. Joseph of CarondeletSt. Paul Province — 150th Anniversary 1815-2001 —
On November 3, 1851, four Sisters arrived in St. Paul from Carondelet, Missouri. Their ministry began in education and evolved to include health care, social services and spirituality. In the first 150 years more than 2600 Sisters . . . — Map (db m76692) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Site of First School Patrol Crossing in the WorldFebruary 17th, 1921
Originated by Sister Carmela Hanggi Principal, Cathedral School Dedicated June 6th, 1973 to all School Patrol members in Minnesota since 1921 — Map (db m79453) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Site of Minnesota's First SynagogueFrom Generation to Generation Mount Zion Temple 1856-Present
1856: The First Jewish Congregation in Minnesota Mount Zion Hebrew Association was founded in 1856 by eight German Jewish families who came up the Mississippi from St. Louis. Joseph Ullman and Isidor Rose were in the fur business. Other . . . — Map (db m134145) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — St. Joseph's Academy
St. Joseph's Academy, the oldest Catholic educational institution in Minnesota, was founded in 1851 by four Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, two hundred years after the order's founding in Le Puy, France. Leaving the mother house in St. Louis at . . . — Map (db m134907) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Streetcars to Como
From Horse Car to Streetcar The Saint Paul City Railway used horse cars for its first route in 1872, but horses were expensive to feed and susceptible to disease and injury. As an alternative, the company tried cable cars in 1888, but an . . . — Map (db m130807) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Summit Lookout Park
This park was originally the site of the Carpenter's Hotel, a towering wooden structure of the late 1850s, that sat on the east corner of the triangular lot defined by Summit Avenue, Ramsey Hill and the river bluff. The Victorian building featured a . . . — Map (db m41942) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Summit–Selby Neighborhood
This area has long been a meeting place of people and ideas. In the 1850s two major overland routes converged just a few blocks from here. By the 1880s the district was a bustling residential area for both the wealthy and the immigrant. Today the . . . — Map (db m35598) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Terry Reynolds
Terry Reynolds was named Senior Director of Professional and Global Scouting in December 2010 after having served four years as the Head of Player Development. He joined the organization in January 2004, when he was hired as Director of Amateur . . . — Map (db m76594) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Hamline PlazaBishop Leonidas L. Hamline — 1797 - 1865 —
Bishop of the Methodist Church in Ohio who donated a substantial portion of his estate in 1854 for the establishment of Hamline University with the following prayer: O Lord, render me cheerful in giving, happy in the hopes of doing good, and . . . — Map (db m65933) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The James J. Hill Reference LibraryJames J. Hill · (1838-1916)
The Hill Reference Library opened in 1921 as a living gift to the people of Saint Paul from railroad pioneer James J. Hill. By building the Great Northern Railway's transcontinental line to Seattle in 1893, Hill played a central role in the settling . . . — Map (db m42267) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Melan Arch
From Europe to America Both concrete and steel were becoming more available for bridge construction in the late nineteenth century. This inspired designs for systems of steel reinforcing to produce longer concrete spans. Austrian engineer . . . — Map (db m130808) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The New York Life Eagle
In 1890, architect Stanford White gave the commission for The New York Life Eagle to Augustus Saint-Gaudens on behalf of The New York Life Insurance Company. Augustus sketched its conceptual form and the sculpture was carved in marble by his brother . . . — Map (db m41946) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Picturesque Landscape
Painting the Land Britain's Industrial Revolution created gritty urban centers by the late eighteenth century. Nostalgia for the countryside and an increasing appreciation for nature gave rise to the "Picturesque" aesthetic, a term derived . . . — Map (db m131041) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Reverend Lucien Galtier
In the year 1841 The Reverend Lucien Galtier erected near this site the Chapel of Saint Paul from which this city derived its name ————————— In 1841 and in the month of . . . — Map (db m76689) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — The Saint Paul Public Library
On September 7, 1882, the Saint Paul Common Council passed a resolution "to establish and maintain a free public library and reading room." As a result, Saint Paul's first public library opened on the second floor of Ingersoll Hall, Kellogg . . . — Map (db m42268) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Tom Greenwade
Largely regarded as the most successful Scout in baseball history, Greenwade was responsible for signing New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle, and also played a significant role in persuading the Brooklyn Dodgers to pursue Jackie Robinson. . . . — Map (db m76597) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Union Depot1917 - 1923
Charles S. Frost Architect — Map (db m76699) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Dale Street Station
The Frogtown neighborhood developed in the late 19th Century as residents spilled over from the adjacent downtown area. Many of these early residents worked in the growing railroad industry or at the Saint Paul Foundry, which operated through . . . — Map (db m79454) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Union Depot Station
Union Depot Station is an important and unique multi-modal link to the greater metropolitan area and beyond. St. Paul Union Depot Company founders built the original Union Depot in 1881. One of America’s great rail stations from the early 20th . . . — Map (db m76726) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — Welcome to Victoria Street Station
The Frogtown and Rondo community that surround Victoria Street Station are rich in history and culture, elements of which live on today. The historic Rondo neighborhood was heavily influenced by the railroad industry. There was a time when a . . . — Map (db m79456) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), Saint Paul — What Did They Do?
3M constantly improved its machinery and technology to develop, produce, and sell its products. Nonetheless, it was dependent on its people to get the job done. Some of these jobs no longer exist or have been completely automated. Mineral . . . — Map (db m136886) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), St. Paul — St. Paul Civil War Memorial
To perpetuate the memory of the Union Soldiers and Sailors of the War of 1861 — 1865 · Their patriotism inspired unquestioning devotion · Their valor was attested on hard-won battlefields · Their suffering and sacrifice exalted the . . . — Map (db m32893) HM
Minnesota (Ramsey County), White Bear Lake — The Original Townsite Plat of White Bear Lake
The summer of 1971 marked the centennial anniversary of the original townsite plat of White Bear Lake. During the 1860's officials of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad purchased the land which was to become the nucleus of the village of . . . — Map (db m134931) HM

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