Christmas Lake
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member bookworm1225
N 44° 54.360 W 093° 32.260
15T E 457554 N 4972648
Quick Description: Historical marker for Christmas Lake, named for surveyor Charles W. Christmas. Located east of Excelsior, along state highway 7.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 5/20/2009 9:51:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM6E6D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
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Long Description:
Named for Charles W. Christmas, first county surveyor of Hennepin County elected in 1852, who platted the original town site of Minneapolis for John H. Stevens and Franklin Steele. This lake and Lake Minnetonka now occupy what in pre-glacial times was part of the channel of the Mississippi River near its junction with the pre-glacial Minnesota River. (#29 in Minnesota History Along the Highways: A Guide to Historic Markers and Sites, by Sarah P. Rubinstein.)
Marker Type:: Roadside

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