Near Sacred Heart in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Farther and Gay Castle
The house, known as Farther and Gay Castle, was a center of hospitality and happy family life for the short time that Brown, his mixed-blood Sioux wife, and their twelve children lived in it.
On August 19, 1862, during the Sioux Uprising, the Browns were forced to flee their home, which was looted and burned by the attacking Indians.
Hans M. Strandjord
Nels M. Strandjord
Donors of this
3 acre memorial park
Location. 44° 41.783′ N, 95° 19.352′ W. Marker is near Sacred Heart, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on 145th Street (County Road 15) 0.1 miles west of 180th Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacred Heart MN 56285, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Joseph R. Brown House (a few steps from this marker); The Kittelsland Water Wheel (approx. The Enestvedt Marker (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Family's Proud Heritage (approx. 1.5 miles away); A New Life with Family and Friends (approx. 2.2 miles away); Boiling Spring (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vicksburg Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Wood Lake Battle (approx. 5.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacred Heart.
Regarding Farther and Gay Castle. The three-and-a-half story Farther and Gay Castle is a pun on Fotheringhay Castle (also Fotheringay Castle) in Fotheringhay, a village and civil parish in Northamptonshire, England. Fotheringhay Castle is where Mary, Queen of Scots, was tried and beheaded in 1587.
Also see . . . Minnesota Historical Society. A Visit to Farther-and-Gay Castle. "All the rooms — there must be twenty of them — are well furnished, but the parlor is gorgeous with its sofa and chairs upholstered in black mohair, heavy damask curtains hanging from brass cornices, and heavy bronze chandeliers with crystal pendants. All the fine
excerpt from an 1861 letter (Submitted on October 17, 2013.)
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
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