Civil War 150 Historical Markers

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
City of Plainview
Recipient Type
Local/Regional Government
In Progress
Start Date
December 2014
End Date
December 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
To design, produce, and install historical markers in the City of Plainview to commemorate the Civil War.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Minnesota Historical Society Governing Board: William R. Stoeri, President Missy S. Thompson, Vice President Ruth Huss, Vice President D. Stephen Elliott, Secretary Dean M. Nelson, Treasurer Suzanne Blue Brenda J. Child Robert Bruininks Judith S. Corson D. Stephen Elliott Phyllis Rawls Goff William D. Green David R. Hakensen Ruth S. Huss Martha Kaemmer Dennis L. Lamkin David M. Larson Charles Mahar Dean M. Nelson Elizabeth M. Nordlie Dennis Nguyen Peter R. Reis Hussein Samatar Simon Stevens Susan Kenny Stevens William R. Stoeri Karen Wilson Thissen Missy Staples Thompson Eleanor Winston Ex-Officio: Mark Dayton, Governor Yvonne Prattner Solon Lieutenant Governor Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State Lori Swanson, Attorney General Rebecca Otto, State Auditor
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota for 2011 Chapter 6, Article 4, Subdivision 5, Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants.
Appropriation Language

Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

The installation of the markers was highly publicized in local media and to Veteran's Service organizations and Civil War History groups. Local schools are aware of the marker to utilize with history class. Because of park design consideration and highway construction delays near the park impeded an earlier installation of the marker. For this reason a formal dedication event was postpone until next year, possibly in conjunction with a major service holiday such as Memorial Day. At this time the landscaping will also be completed for the enhancement of that event. Further promotion will be done in conjunction with this event per the guidelines specified in the original grant request. MNDOT has been contacted relative to installation of highway signage on State Highway 42 which is anticipated to be installed in 2016

Description of Funds
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Source of Additional Funds

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Recipient Board Members
Todd Graves, Mayor
Bob Haley, Councilman
William Goede, Councilman
Ben Jacobs, Councilman
Dustin Boettcher, Councilman
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
City of Plainview
Street Address
241 West Broadway
Zip Code
Administered By
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345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155