— Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Trail —Nicollet Island bears the name of a French scholar and scientist who explored the headwaters of the Mississippi for the US government in 1836. Accompanied by some Ojibway friends and two hired voyageurs, Joseph Nicollet camped by the falls for several days, then canoed up the river with his barometer, sextant, chronometer, charts, and notebooks. From his measurements he created the first reliable map of the region.
|Placed By||The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:47am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15T E 479448 N 4981370|
|Decimal Degrees||44.98548333, -93.26068333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 59.129', W 93° 15.641'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 59' 7.74" N, 93° 15' 38.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||612, 763, 952, 651|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 25 Wilder St, Minneapolis MN 55401, US|
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