Christmas Lake

Christmas Lake (HM1CVP)

Location: Excelsior, MN 55331 Hennepin County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 54.372', W 93° 32.232'

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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.
Details
HM NumberHM1CVP
Additional InformationFor more info, see MNDOT's Inventory Sheet about this marker and Roadside Parking Area.
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota Department of Highways series, and the Minnesota Historical Society series, and the Minnesota NYA Projects series.
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Historical PeriodPre Columbian, 20th Century, 19th Century
Historical PlacePark, Monument
Marker TypeHistoric District
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberHE-SHC-022
Year Placed1941
Placed ByMinnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Dept. of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  [3] MARTHA DECKER  [4] MARTHA DECKER  [5] MARTHA DECKER  [6] MARTHA DECKER  [7] MARTHA DECKER  [8] MARTHA DECKER  [9] MARTHA DECKER  [10] MARTHA DECKER  [11] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
Location DescriptionThe Christmas Lake Historical Marker is located within a 16-acre former Roadside Parking Area along Minn. Hwy. 7 in Shorewood. The RPA, which was built and added on to from 1937 to 1941, occupied both sides of the highway by design. That design is attributed to Arthur R. Nichols, designer of some of Minnesota's finest rustic roadside sites.
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 457591 N 4972670
Decimal Degrees44.90620000, -93.53720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.372', W 93° 32.232'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 22.3200" N, 93° 32' 13.9200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)952, 612
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1130-1198 Delton Ave, Excelsior MN 55331, US
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