Day 77 - Fahlstrom Plaque
St. Paul has a lot of Swedish history. If you want to take it from the beginning you should head down to Kellogg Bouleward and Robert Street, right at the north end of the Robert Street Bridge.
Here you find the Jacob Fahlstrom Historic plaque, embedded in a seven-foot dark stone monument in a park in front of the America Center Building, that honors the first Swedish settler in Minnesota (Day 76). The plaque was unveiled by Prince Bertil of Sweden in 1948. Fahlstrom once owned eighty acres in what is now downtown St. Paul, but he is said to have given up his claim because the land was too hilly.
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