Little Rapids Fur Post

Little Rapids Fur Post (HMRHW)

Location: Chaska, MN 55318 Carver County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 46.963', W 93° 36.72'

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By 1804 Jean B. Faribault was trading in furs for the Northwest Company near the "Little Rapids" of the Minnesota River, 5 miles south of this point, and in this vicinity. His fur post of 1824 on the site of Chaska became the nucleus for the first Catholic mission in Carver County under Father Ravous.

[Seals of the Minnesota Department of Highways and the Minnesota Historical Society]
Additional InformationSee MNDOT's Inventory Sheet for further info.
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota Historical Society series, and the Minnesota Department of Highways series.
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther, Monument
Marker TypeHistoric Structure
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker NumberCR-CKC-057
Year Placed1938
Placed ByMinnesota Department of Highways; Minnesota Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 6:40pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] MARTHA DECKER  [2] MARTHA DECKER  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 451583 N 4958995
Decimal Degrees44.78271667, -93.61200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.963', W 93° 36.72'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 57.7800" N, 93° 36' 43.2000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)952, 612, 651
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3526-3558 Chaska Blvd, Chaska MN 55318, US
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