Mendota Historical Marker - Mendota Heights, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Nomiker
N 44° 53.004 W 093° 09.999
15T E 486838 N 4970011
Quick Description: Marker showing site of the earliest white settlement in Minnesota.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 2:40:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMC9QK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
Views: 12

Long Description:
This marker was placed by the Minnesota Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It reads:

Mendota
In the language of the Sioux means the mouth of a river.
Was the earliest permanent white settlement in southern Minnesota.
A pioneer center of the fur trade.
Near here wear signed treaties with the Indians in 1805 * 1837 * 1851 ceding to the whites most of the land in Minnesota.
Fort Snelling was established on this side of the river in 1819.
This region was long known as Saint Peters.
Sibley House
Three blocks northeast from here stands the oldest house in Minnesota.
Built in 1835 by General Henry Hastings Sibley.
First governor of the state * 1858 * 1859
Restored by the Minnesota Daughters of the American Revolution.
Maintained by them as a museum.

This marker is located just off of highway 110 by the entrance to the St. Peter historic Cemetery.
Marker Type:: City

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'.
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