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  John H. Stevens Statue, Minnehaha Park
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  • John H. Stevens Statue, Minnehaha Park - Minneapolis
      John H. Stevens Statue, Minnehaha Park
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      Inscription on the John H. Stevens Statue
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This statue honors John Harrington Stevens 1820-1900, the first white settler on the west bank of the Mississippi River in what is today Minneapolis, Minnesota. He provided ferry service across the river in exchange for the right to occupy the site, which was then part of the Fort Snelling military reservation.

Stevens, born in Quebec, Canada, became a colonel in the United States Army and saw duty in the Mexican-American War. He later served in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1857–1858 and the Minnesota Senate in 1859–1860. He returned to the house once later in 1876.

Address: 4801 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417
Directions: In Minnehaha Park, in front of the John H. Stephens House.
Phone: 612-230-6400
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_H._Stevens

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  • Updated Jun 12, 2007
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