- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - Stillwater police are looking for suspects after someone vandalized the headstone of a pioneer missionary over the weekend.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press (https://bit.ly/1ReoY8j ) reports vandals tipped over the headstone of the Rev. William T. Boutwell.

Executive director Brent Peterson of the Washington County Historical Society says he discovered the damage Monday.

Peterson says officials won’t know how much damage was done until they can get a crew to lift the stone.

The Boutwell family cemetery is on city land across the street from the Boutwell house.

Boutwell was a Presbyterian missionary from New Hampshire who arrived in the Stillwater area in the 1840s. He helped organize the First Presbyterian Church in Stillwater and helped named Lake Itasca, the headwaters of the Mississippi River. He died in 1890.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, https://www.twincities.com


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