Near Morton in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Myrick's Trading Post Site
Aug. 18, 1862.
Erected 1898 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society.
Location. 44° 31.611′ N, 94° 57.88′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker is on County Highway 2 0.1 miles east of Porter Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32469 Redwood County Highway 2, Morton MN 56270, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Remains of Hon. J.W. Lynde (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes' Trading Post Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert's Trading Post Site (about 500 feet away); Court Martial Site (about 700 feet away); Redwood Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Repatriation Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Cornelia's Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morton.
More about this marker. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled
The Minnesota Valley Historical Society was composed of citizens of Renville and Redwood counties, that contracted with the Peterson Granite Company of St. Paul, to identify and mark historic sites. "As time passes the exact sites of many or these memorable incidents are liable to be lost, and the society wisely concluded to locate and mark them now, while there are living witnesses and other competent authorities to designate them."
source: New Ulm Review; January 27, 1897
Also see . . . Minnesota Indian Uprising. "On August 15, 1862, Santee Sioux Chief Little Crow went to the Indian Agency located on the Minnesota River to ask government agent Thomas J. Galbraith to distribute the Indians' government-stockpiled provisions to his hungry people. 'We have no food, but here are these stores filled with food,' he yelled at Galbraith. 'So far as I'm concerned, if they are hungry, let them eat grass...' reported trading post operator Andrew J. Myrick." A few days later Myrick's corpse was found. (Submitted on August 18, 2013.)
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