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Near Morton in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Forbes’ Trading Post Site

 
 
Forbes' Trading Post Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Forbes' Trading Post Site Marker
Inscription.
400 feet north stood
Forbe's trading-post,
Aug. 18, 1862.

 
Erected 1898 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 31.62′ N, 94° 57.948′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker is on County Highway 2 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. Robert's Trading Post Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrick's Trading Post Site (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Remains of Hon. J.W. Lynde (about 400 feet away); Court Martial Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Repatriation Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); St. Cornelia's Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Redwood Ferry (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morton.
 
More about this marker. The Minnesota Valley Historical Society was composed of citizens of Renville and Redwood counties, that contracted with the Peterson Granite Company of St.
Forbes' Trading Post Site and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Forbes' Trading Post Site and Marker
looking north
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
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Forbes' Trading Post Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Forbes' Trading Post Site Marker
County Highway 2
 
 
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