Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Saint Paul
Minnesota

Summit Avenue / Old Kellogg Boulevard

School Patrol Flagpole


1973

Saint Paul /  School Patrol Flagpole   Saint Paul /  School Patrol Flagpole

Description

Flagpole with plaque on the foot, showing a sister and two children.

Inscription(s)

site of the first school patrol crossing
in the world
february 17th. 1921
originated by sister carmela hanggi
principal cathedral school
dedicated june 6th. 1973
to all school patrol members in minnesota
since 1921

Annotation

The school patrol, starting with 17 volunteer eighth grade boys, was organized by Sister Carmela Hanggi (1875-1968) to address the problem of the rush of modern transportation that was hemming in the school, located just below the Cathedral of St. Paul at 328 Kellogg Boulevard, with the help of St. Paul Police Lieutenant Frank Hetznecker, but with lukewarm interest from St. Paul Public Safety Commissioner A. E. Smith. In 1922, Lieutenant Hetznecker had organized patrols in 86 public and private schools and the St. Paul City Council officially sanctioned the school patrols.

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 44°56'49" W 93°6'27"

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