Robbins Island

Robbins Island (HM1GFQ)

Location: Willmar, MN 56201 Kandiyohi County
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N 45° 7.859', W 95° 2.079'

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Robbins Island was formed about 25,000 years ago during the Wisconsin glaciation period. Early people used it as a refuge from prairie fires and their enemies. Artifacts, including a copper projectile point about 3 thousand years old, have been found here.

Swan Swanson and family took refuge here from the Dakota (or Sioux) Indians during the Uprising on August 21, 1862.

Before becoming part of the Willmar park system in 1934 the island was owned by J.S. Robbins, pioneer business family of Willmar, from who it received its name.

This Marker was Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Willmar and Erected in 1981
Year Placed1981
Placed ByThe Rotary Club of Willmar; the Kandiyohi County Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 340004 N 4999514
Decimal Degrees45.13098333, -95.03465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 7.859', W 95° 2.079'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 7' 51.54" N, 95° 2' 4.74" W
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Area Code(s)320, 952, 651
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 659-999 MN-23 BUS, Willmar MN 56201, US
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