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Encyclopedia > New Ulm, Minnesota
Parking meter checker stands by his police vehicle which is imprinted with the German word for police (Polizei). It is part of the town's return to German ethnic origins. 1974

New Ulm is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 13,594 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brown County6. It is famous for a statue of Hermann the German. The city was founded in 1854 by German Immigrants: Christian Ludwig Meyer, Alois Palmer, Athanasius Henle, and Franz Massopoust. The city was named in honor of the south Germany city Ulm. Today Ulm is New Ulm's sister city. In part due to the city's German heritage, it is a center for brewing in the Upper Midwest, home to the historic, storied August Schell Brewing Company. In 1862, the city was attacked and burned by Taoyateduta (Little Crow) and his Dakota Sioux warriors.[1] The modern day city is home to Martin Luther College. Flandrau State Park is adjacent to the city. Image File history File linksMetadata New_ulm_police. ... Image File history File linksMetadata New_ulm_police. ... Image File history File links MNMap-doton-New_Ulm. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Minnesota. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Hermann Monument in New Ulm, Minnesota. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ulm is a city in the German Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Danube, about 90 km south-east of Stuttgart and 140 km north-west of Munich. ... Ulm is a city in the German Bundesland of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the river Danube, about 90 km south-east of Stuttgart and 140 km north-west of Munich. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... The August Schell Brewing Company is a brewing company in New Ulm, Minnesota. ... Taoyateduta, known as Little Crow Taoyateduta (1810?–July 3, 1863) was a chief of the Mdewakanton Sioux tribe. ... Wahktageli (Gallant Warrior), a Yankton Sioux chief (Karl Bodmer) Funeral scaffold of a Sioux chief (Karl Bodmer) Horse racing of the Sioux Indians (Karl Bodmer) The Sioux (IPA ) are a Native American people. ... This article deals with the WELS-affiliated tertiary institution in Minnesota. ... Flandrau State Park is a Minnesota state park on the Cottonwood River just outside of New Ulm. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 22.7 km² (8.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (2.34%) is water. The Minnesota, and Cottonwood River runs past the city on its way to the Mississippi. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The Brown County Historical Society

The Brown County Historical Society, located at 2 North Broadway houses 3 floors of exhibits and one of the largest archives in the state. It contains over 5,500 family files, microfilm of census, naturalization, church, cemetery and birth and death records as well as business and history files. [1]


Hermann Monument

The most famous landmark in New Ulm is the impressive Hermann Monument which sits high on a hill overlooking the town. Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... Hermann Monument in New Ulm, Minnesota. ...


The Hermann Monument in New Ulm dominates the Minnesota River Valley skyline. Inspired by a similar monument called Hermannsdenkmal near Detmold, Germany, this colossal figure served as an important symbol for members of Sons of Hermann, a fraternal organization of German Americans. In 1885 the 362 Sons of Hermann lodges across the country committed themselves to the construction of a monument representing their cultural heritage. Through the determined efforts of Minnesota’s 53 Sons of Hermann lodges, the monument was built in New Ulm, home to many German immigrants. The sculptor chosen for this huge project was a German sculptor from Ohio, Alfonz Palzer. The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ... The Hermannsdenkmal The Hermannsdenkmal (German for Hermann monument) is a monument located in North Rhine Westphalia in Germany in the Southern part of the Teutoburg Forest, which is southwest of Detmold in the district of Lippe. ... Detmold is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, with a population of about 80,000. ... German-Americans are citizens of the United States of German ancestry. ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ...

Hermann Monument in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Hermann Monument has a total height of 102 feet. Constructed of sheet copper over iron, the 32-foot statue stands on a 70-foot iron column encircled by a spiral staircase to the dome, which is supported by 10 iron columns and a Kasota stone base. The only National Register property of its kind in Minnesota, the monument remains, for many Minnesotans of German descent, an impressive remembrance of their homeland. Image File history File links HermannNewUlm. ... Image File history File links HermannNewUlm. ... New Ulm is a city located in Brown County, Minnesota. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Standard atomic weight 55. ... Spiral stairway in the Vatican Museum Stairs, staircase, stairway, and flight of stairs are all names for a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Kasota limestone at night. ...


Hermann (Arminius), a Cheruscan chieftain, spearheaded the struggle to defend German tribes against a Roman imperial army. In time the Hermann story became a legend and Hermann a symbol of strength and unity in preserving freedom throughout Germany and for all German Americans. The Cherusci were a Germanic tribe inhabiting the Rhine valley and the plains and forests of northwestern Germany (between near modern Osnabrück and Hanover) during the 1st century BCE and 1st century CE. They were first allies and then enemies of Rome. ...


The 106th Congress (2000) of the United States designated the Hermann Monument in New Ulm to be an official symbol of all citizens of German heritage.[2] The monument was refurbished in 2005. Visitors can climb the spiral staircase at the base and have a stunning view of the Minnesota River Valley below. Look up Congress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Minnesota River is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 332 miles (534 km) long, in the state of Minnesota in the United States. ...


German Bohemian Monument

An impressive monument to German-Bohemian immigration to America is located in New Ulm, Minnesota. It was erected in 1991 by the German-Bohemian Heritage Society to honor the German-Bohemian immigrants who had the courage and foresight to come to this country. The immigrants came mostly from small villages, with the largest number from the village centers of Hostau, Muttersdorf, and Ronsperg. These were farm communities where the people lived and housed their stock, going out daily to work in the fields. Most villages had Catholic churches or chapels and the residents spoke a Bohemian dialect of German. Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ...


Inscribed in granite slabs around the base of the monument are over 350 immigrant family names. The first immigrants were farm settlers. As more and more arrived, and as they could all no longer farm, they settled in the city of New Ulm and some of the small communities to the west and north. Quarrying granite for the Mormon Temple, Utah Territory. ...


The bronze statue that rests on top of the granite base was designed and sculpted by the renowned sculptor Leopold Hafner, a German-Bohemian who now lives near Passau, Germany. Assorted ancient Bronze castings found as part of a cache, probably intended for recycling. ... Sculptor redirects here. ... Old Town of Passau Passau (Latin: Batavia) is a town in Niederbayern, Eastern Bavaria, Germany, known also as Dreiflüssestadt (the City of three rivers), because the Danube River is joined there by the Inn River from the South, and the Ilz River coming out of the Bavarian Forest to...


The monument sits proudly at 1 North German Street and is open year-round.


Minnesota Music Hall of Fame

In 1962 it was first suggested by the govenor that Minnesota develop a museum or Hall of Fame to honor the rich music heritage Minnesota has to offer. Many cities offered their cities for such a museum of Hall of Fame location. The Minnesota Music Hall of Fame is located at First North Street and Broadway in New Ulm, Minnesota, USA, in the former public library. ...


However in 1990 New Ulm had their old library building open to offer and because of the rich ethnic music heritage here, the city was chosen for the site. Established with categories reflecting the wide variety of Minnesota's musical heritage, the founding organization is incorporated and trademarked as the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Inc. Julio Pérez Ferrero Library - Cúcuta, Colombia A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a public body, institution, or private individual. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... For other uses, see Music (disambiguation). ... Walhalla temple, Germany A hall of fame (sometimes HOF) is a type of museum established for any a field of endeavour to honour individuals of noteworthy achievement in that field. ...


The museum has displays of music memorabilia for musicians and groups from around the state. You can find memorabilia from Prince, Judy Garland, Bob Dylan to Whoopee John Wilfahrt and The Six Fat Dutchmen. The Hall of Fame and museum is located at First North Street and Broadway. In summer the museum is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day each Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. A souvenir stall in London, England A souvenir (from the French for memory) is an object that is treasured for the memories associated with it. ... The term prince, from the Latin root princeps, is used for a member of the highest ranks of the aristocracy or the nobility. ... Superscript text Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an Oscar-nominated American film actress, considered by many to be one of the greatest singing stars of Hollywoods Golden Era of musical film, best known for her role as Dorothy Gale from The... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is a Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet who has been a major figure in popular music for five decades. ... The Six Fat Dutchmen was a polka band formed around 1932 by Harold Loeffelmacher in Minnesota. ... Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. ...


Each year in October the museum holds a gala to induct new members into the Hall of Fame. The gala is referred to as Minnesota's Grammies. Look up gala in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Polka Capital of the Nation

Music was always a part of life in New Ulm, especially with the arrival of the musically-inclined German-Bohemians in the 1870s. However, New Ulm took a major leap to national prominence in the 1920s.


Whoopee John Wilfahrt’s successful career opened the door to what became known as “Old-Time” music. After him, other local bands such as those led by Harold Loeffelmacher, Babe Wagner, Elmer Scheid and Fezz Fritsche kept New Ulm well known around the state and region. They even produced nationally popular recordings. Categories: Polka musicians | Musician stubs ...


With the opening of George’s Ballroom and the New Ulm Ballroom and the start of KNUJ radio station in the 1940s, it was no wonder that New Ulm was called the ”Polka Capital of the Nation”.[3] For years New Ulm's famous Polka Days were known world-wide by polka lovers. The festival was held each year in July. Polka Bands played on Minnesota Street and people danced and drank beer until midnight. Georges Ballroom was a popular American ballroom in New Ulm, Minnesota located on Center Street. ... Street musicians in Prague playing a polka Polka is a type of dance, and also a genre of dance music. ...


The local radio Station KNUJ is the only all-polka radio station in the world.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,594 people, 5,494 households, and 3,554 families residing in the city. The population density was 597.8/km² (1,548.3/mi²). There were 5,736 housing units at an average density of 252.2/km² (653.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.10% White, 0.11% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.26% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,494 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.89. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,044, and the median income for a family was $51,309. Males had a median income of $34,196 versus $24,970 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,308. About 4.6% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In 2002 the U.S. Census Bureau released a report showing New Ulm has more citizens of German descent per capita than any other city in the U.S.


Notable natives

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See also

German Americans are citizens of the United States of German ancestry. ... Chief Taoyateduta, known as Little Crow The Dakota War of 1862 (also known as the Dakota Conflict and the Sioux Uprising) was an armed rebellion against the United States and Minnesota governments by several bands of the Dakota Oyate (nation). ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ Burnham, Frederick Russell (1926). Scouting on Two Continents. New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, p.2 (autobiographical account). ASIN B000F1UKOA. 

Frederick Russell Burnham, DSO (1861-1947), an American scout and world travelling adventurer is best known for his service to the British Army in Colonial Africa and for teaching woodcraft (i. ...

External links

Coordinates: 44°18′45″N, 94°27′38″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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