Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone

Loring Park: The Devil's Backbone (HM1PWK)

Location: Minneapolis, MN 55403 Hennepin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 58.198', W 93° 16.721'

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Surveys conducted in the early 19th Century identified several significant geological features of the area now known as the Loring Park neighborhood. One was "The Devil's Backbone," a long ridge located about one mile south of the Mississippi River at the Falls of St. Anthony. Later to be known as Lowry Hill, Native Americans had long followed migrating buffalo along a trail which cut across the ridge bending to the northeast around a spring fed pond. The trail would later become today's Hennepin Avenue, and the pond, the center piece of today's Loring Park.
Image and Text Source: In the Shadow of the City, A History of the Loring Park Neighborhood
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Date Added Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 478024 N 4979651
Decimal Degrees44.96996667, -93.27868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 58.198', W 93° 16.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 58' 11.88" N, 93° 16' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)612, 651
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55403, US
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