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Hennepin Avenue 1600
(Basilica of St. Mary)

Father Louis Hennepin

Father Louis Hennepin, O.F.M. baptized Antoine
Ath, Belgium 1626 - Rome c. 1701
missionary of the Franciscan Recollect order and explorer of the interior of North America
Friedrich Thuma Jr.

Minneapolis /  Father Louis Hennepin   Minneapolis /  Father Louis Hennepin


Bronze statue with on the east side of the pedestal a relief of the discovery of St. Anthony Falls by Father Hennepin (after a c. 1905 painting by Douglas Volk, 1856-1935).

The discovery of St. Anthony Falls by Father Hennepin


1680 - 1930

On the west and north sides of the pedestal:
dedicated to
explorer – historian
on the 250th anniversary
of his discovery of the
falls of st. anthony
beside whose flound waters
the pioneers of the
city of minneapolis
erected by
the knights of columbus
of minnesota

site donated by
the basilica of st. mary

On the south side of the pedestal:

let us praise
men of renown
ecclus 44-1

Signed (statue as well as relief): THVMA

Information Sign

father louis hennepin
1640 —— 1705
rededicated by the
knights of columbus of minn.
october 12, 1980



Location (N 44°58'20" - W 93°17'12")

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Item Code: usmn50; Photograph: 24 October 2010
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