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Monuments, Memorials & Historic Places

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In Memoriam Gateloupe
Central Park, Saint Olaf Avenue North and 3rd Street West
Canby
MN
USA
56220

This is a brick gateway, approximately 12 x 15 X 4 feet in size, erected by the Canby Memorial Association in memory of the veter­ans of the Spanish-American War and WWI. It was dedicated on No­vember 11,1930, and bears lists of the veterans of those two wars.

 
Macalester College Memorialloupe
1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105
Saint Paul
MN
USA
55105
 
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Memorial Stadium Archloupe
200 Oak Street S.E., Suite 100 Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis
MN
USA
55414

The largest memorial to those Minnesotans who died in World War I no longer exists, except for a preserved fragment and an impressive website that thoroughly documents its nearly ninety-year history.

 
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Mendota Bridgeloupe
Hwy 55, Mendota Heights, MN 55120
Mendota Heights
MN
USA
55120

The Mendota Bridge (full name Fort Snelling – Mendota Bridge) carries Minnesota State Highway 55 over the Minnesota River between Fort Snelling and Mendota Heights. It is the final bridge over the Minnesota River before the Minnesota flows into the Mississippi River at the "Meeting of the waters" or "Mendota" in the Dakota language.

The structure was designed by C.A.P. Turner and Walter H. Wheeler. Turner also designed the Aerial Lift Bridge in Duluth, Minnesota and the Liberty Memorial Bridge between Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota.

The bridge is dedicated to the "Gopher Gunners", 151st Field Artillery who died in World War I.

 
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Merci Boxcarloupe
15000 Highway115 Little Falls, MN 56345
Little Falls
MN
USA
56345

Minnesota's Merci Boxcar arrived in Minneapolis on February 13, 1949. The following day at 10:30 a.m. in what could only be described as miserable conditions, icy cold and windy, a brief ceremony was held on the front steps of the Capitol. Speakers included Governor Luther Youngdahl; Jacques Fermaud, the French consul in Minneapolis; J. J. Viala, the French consul general of Chicago; and Gladys Peterson, a 15-year-old school girl from Tyler, Minnesota in recognition of the work the state's school children performed when the Friendship Train came through Minnesota.

 
Minnesota History Centerloupe
345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102
Saint Paul
MN
USA
55102
 
Minnesota Military Museumloupe
15000 Highway115 Little Falls, MN 56345
Little Falls
MN
USA
56345
 
National Guard Armory, New Ulmloupe
205 N Broadway St, New Ulm MN 56073
MN
USA
56073
1916

The Minnesota National Guard Armory, 205 North Broadway, New Ulm, Minnesota was dedicated in May, 1916.  Burg’s Battery, New Ulm’s private army dating from 1863, welcomed Governor J. A. A. Burnquist to the ceremony with a 21-gun salute.  This Armory has served Minnesota and the United States for 99 years.  Today it is occupied by the Minnesota Army National Guard Headquarters Battery Battalion Headquarters.

By George L. Glotzbach

 
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New Brighton Town Hallloupe
803 Old Hwy 8 NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
New Brighton
MN
USA
55112

Veterans of WW1

 
Officer Training Camps, Fort Snellingloupe
200 Tower Avenue St. Paul, MN 55111
Minneapolis
MN
USA
55417

At camps held around the country during World War I, the U.S. Army quickly trained the officers it needed to grow from a small defensive force into one of millions, ready to step onto the world stage. Fort Snelling hosted two such camps in 1917: one between May 11 and August 15 and another between August 28 and November 27.

 

Minnesota WW1 Centennial Committee

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Committee Members

Susanne Adler
Reenactor

Johannes Allert
Author

Annette Atkins
Organization of American Historians

Patricia Bauer
Educator

Doug Bekke
Formerly of the MN Military Museum

Jeff Boorom
Historic Fort Snelling

Jessica Ellison
Minnesota Historical Society

Daniel Ewer, Co-Chair
Minnesota National Guard

Randal Dietrich, Co-Chair
Minnesota Military Museum

Christopher Gehrz
Bethel University

George Glotzbach
Author

Tim Lutz
School Superintendent

Larry Marquardt, Co-Chair
Historian

Iric Nathanson
Author

Nancy O'Brien Wagner
Author

Al Zdon
American Legion

 

U.S. Commission Liaison

Susan Mennenga
Pritzker Military Museum & Library

 

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