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Leavenworth in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Jackson Crossing

 
 
Jackson Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Jackson Crossing Marker
Inscription. About 5 blocks north of this marker was the location of a very important river crossing for the early settlers of this area, going from the "Shetek Trail" on the south to "Old Leavenworth" and New Ulm on the north side of the Cottonwood River. It was named after the first settler on this farm, John Jackson, who lived here at the time of the Sioux Indian conflict in August 1862. Jackson also erected the first water powered sawmill about 4 blocks northwest of this point around the year 1868.

John Jackson drowned in the Cottonwood River while fording the stream with a team of horses in 1872. John was married to Bertha, daughter of John Schneider early settler of Leavenworth township.

Erected by Richard Mathiowetz 1990

 
Erected 1990 by Richard Mathiowetz.
 
Location. 44° 13.409′ N, 94° 47.849′ W. Marker is in Leavenworth, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on County Road 24 half a mile east of County Road 8, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located by Mathiowetz Construction Company. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30676 County Road 24, Sleepy Eye MN 56085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of
Jackson Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Jackson Crossing Marker
north side of marker with duplicate text
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leavenworth (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Attack on the Brown Family (approx. 1.3 miles away); Dakota Reservation and the Leavenworth Road (approx. 4.1 miles away); Cobden (approx. 5.1 miles away); Iberia (approx. 5.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Chief Sleepy Eyes (approx. 6.4 miles away); Jonathan Brown and the Shetek Trail (approx. 6.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Leavenworth.
 
Also see . . .  Leavenworth, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on August 15, 2013.) 
 
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Close-up of 1868 River Crossing image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Close-up of 1868 River Crossing
Jackson Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Jackson Crossing Marker
Jackson Crossing Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
5. Jackson Crossing Marker
looking north
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 330 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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