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Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Location of Site: Saint Anthony Falls Historic District
Neighborhood/s within: Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Hennepin County, Minnesota
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Nicollet Island Minneapolis Hennepin County

Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota
(44.98774880068876° N, 93.26336860656738° WLatitude: 44°59′15.896″N
Longitude: 93°15′48.127″W
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Nicollet Island was named a state historic place in 1965 by the Minnesota legislature.

The Native Americans called the densely forested island in the Mississippi above the dangerous rapids leading to St. Anthony Falls, Wi-Ta Wa-Ste, or "beautiful island" and harvested maple sugar from the "sugar bush".[1] Charles M. Loring, an early Nicollet Island resident and father of the Minneapolis Park system, said that "The island was a park as it stood. It was thickly grown up to a grove as beautiful native maples as one would care to see."


Charles M Loring - The Future of Nicollet Island as a Park was Lost because of a $100 Bet

"And now," he promised, "I'll tell you a bit of history that has not yet been written. Nicollet Island would be a park today if George Brackett had not bet John H. Thompson $100 that a project then before the city to establish the Island as a park would carry handsomely. Seeing an easy $100, Thompson, as a result of the bet, electioneered so forcefully that the referendum was lost by 83 votes and Nicollet Island never became city property. It has been one of my lifelong regrets."

(Newspaper interview with Charles M Loring published on 16 Sep 1920 and contained in his scrapbook in the Minnesota Historical Society.)

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    Buildings in Nicollet Island, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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    164 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 164164 Island Avenue E
    171 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 171171 Island Avenue E
    175 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 175175 Island Avenue E
    181-185 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 181181 Island Avenue E
    183 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 183183 Island Avenue E
    184 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minneapolis 184184 Island Avenue E
    187 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minneapolis 187187 Island Avenue E
    188 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 188188 Island Avenue E
    190 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minneapolis 190190 Island Avenue E
    195 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 195195 Island Avenue E
    27 Maple Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2727 Maple Place
    Backe-Barquist House, 91 Nicollet Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 9191 Nicollet Street
    Barquist Holmberg House, 167-169 Nicollet Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 167167 Nicollet Street
    Eastman Flats, Eastman Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota (1878-1959) Eastman Avenue
    George Calladine House, 203 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 203203 Island Avenue E
    George W. Brookins House, 163 Nicollet Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 163163 Nicollet Street
    Grove Street Flats, 2-16 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 22 Grove Street
    James Pye House, 163 Island Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota 163163 Island Avenue E
    John A. Schlener House, 32 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 3232 Grove Street
    John DeLaittre House, 24 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Razed) 2424 Grove Street
    John Mayall House, 93 Nicollet Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 9393 Nicollet Street
    Loring/King House, 25 Island Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2525 Island Avenue W
    Meader-Farnham House, 105 West Island Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 105105 Island Avenue W
    Nimocks/Bassett House, 30 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Razed) 3030 Grove Street
    Rea/Secombe House, 23-25 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2323 Grove Street
    William P. Burnett House, 111-113 West Island Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 111111 Island Avenue W
    William W. Eastman House, 29 Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2929 Grove Street

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    Grain Belt Beer Sign, 4 Island Avenue West, Minneapolis, Minnesota 44 Island Avenue

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