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F.O.E. Ten Commandment Monuments in Minnesota (10)


Albert Lea, Minnesota
Albert Lea, Minnesota
Albert Lea, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Central Park
Screenshot: Google Maps street view October 2013 (as viewed from N. St. Mary Ave. between W. Clark and Water Streets

Donated by FOE: June 1956

Location: Central Park.

Scroll: (Cannot determine from screenshot)



Austin, Minnesota
Austin, Minnesota
Austin, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Mower County Courthouse
Photo courtesy of Jon Lindgren (July 2010)
Austin, Minnesota
Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Jonathunder (May 2006) available at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/02/10commandmentsAustinMN.JPG


Donated by FOE: June 18, 1960

Location: Mower County Courthouse.

Scroll: “Presented To / The City Of Austin / And County of Mower / June 18, 1960 By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / Austin Aerie 703”



Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Detroit Lakes, MN Ten Commandments Monument
City Park
Google Maps (Aug. 2016) Screenshot Courtesy of K.R. Stuart

Donated by FOE: 1962

Location: Detroit Lakes City Park – behind and to the left of the Detroit Lakes Pavilion, 1361 Washington Avenue.

Scroll: (Cannot be determined from the above screenshot)



Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, Minnesota
Downtown Lakewalk
Screenshot: Google Maps street view September 2012
Duluth, Minnesota
Duluth, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Photo by Chuck Ashley available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/puckster55pics/5831244528/

Donated by FOE: 1957

Current Location: Downtown Lakewalk, Canal Park Dr. at the intersection of Buchanan St. (On private property.)

Original Location: Duluth City Hall. Removed May 2004 as a result of litigation.

Scroll: “Presented To / The City Of Duluth / By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / Aerie No. 79”

Litigation: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Minnesota filed a lawsuit on February 27 or 28 after weeks of negotiations with the city. The MCLU attorney stated that the monument “excludes those people who don’t believe in the Ten Commandments.”



Faribault, Minnesota
Faribault, Minnesota
Buckham Memorial Library
Google Maps street view September 2014
Faribault, Minnesota
Fairibault, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Photo courtesy of K.R. Stuart (September 2016)
Faribault, Minnesota
Photo courtesy of K.R. Stuart (September 2016)



Donated by FOE: 1957

Location: Buckham Memorial Library, 11 Division St. E.

Scroll: “To / The City Of Faribault / Presented By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / And Eagles Ladies Auxiliary / 1957”



Hastings, Minnesota
Hastings, Minnesota
Saint John’s Lutheran Church
Screenshot: Google Maps street view September 2014
Hastings, Minnesota
Hastings, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Photo courtesy of K.R. Stuart (Sept. 2016)
Hastings, Minnesota
Photo courtesy of K.R. Stuart (Sept. 2016)

Donated by FOE: 1963

Current Location: Saint John’s Lutheran Church, 202 8th St. W.

Original Location: Dakota County Courthouse.

Scroll: “Presented To The City Of / Hastings, County Of Dakota / In Memory Of / John F. Daly / By Aerie 2212 F.O.E. / 1963”

Story: As part of the renovation of courthouse—which would become the new Hastings City Hall— the monument was moved in 1993 to Roadside Park. When the park was renovated in 1997, the monument was put in storage at the City Department of Garage. In July 2002, the monument was rededicated at Saint John’s Lutheran Church.



Minneapolis, Minnesota
Picture Not Available

Donated by FOE: October 1956

Location: Sunset Memorial Park is a cemetery operated by Dignity Memorial Network - Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery since 1922. It is located at 2250 St Anthony Boulevard NE. (Private property.)

Scroll: “Presented To / Sunset Memorial Park / By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / October 1956”

Notes: The monument was actually purchased by Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Chapel which gave credit to the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Website: http://www.dignitymemorial.com/sunset-funeral-chapel/en-us/index.page



Moorhead, Minnesota
Moorhead, Minnesota
Clay County Courthouse
Screenshot: Google Maps street view August 2011
Moorhead, Minnesota
Moorhead, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Clay County Courthouse
Photo by Lilie Schoenack (Aug. 2009)

Donated by FOE: 1960

Location: Clay County Courthouse, 8th Ave. N between 10th & 11th Streets.

Scroll: “Presented To / Clay County / By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / Aerie No. 153 / Fargo, N. Dak.”



Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
River Walk overlooking Red Lake River
Screenshot: Google Maps street view September 2012
Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Thief River Falls, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Photo courtesy of K.R. Stuart (Oct. 2016)

Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Photo courtesy of K. R. Stuart (Oct. 2016)


Donated by FOE: 1957

Current Location: United Methodist Church (116 Horace Ave. N.) at the head of the River Walk overlooking Red Lake River (intersection of Horace Ave. N. and 1st Street E.).

Original Location: Pennington County Courthouse and City Auditorium.

Scroll: “To The / City Of Thief River Falls / Presented By / Fraternal Order Of Eagles / Aerie 2368 / And The Eagles Ladies Ausiliary / 1957”



Winona, Minnesota
Winona, Minnesota
Winona, MN Ten Commandments Monument
Screenshot: Google Maps street view August 2012 (monument to the left of center on the left side of a tree)

Donated by FOE: June 1958

Location: Veterans Memorial Park on Park Dr.

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