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

Earle Monument

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Earle Monument
Inscription.
Erected by the
Renville Co. Pioneers,
Aug. 18, 1907.
In Memory of
Radnor Earle
who was killed by the
Indians in the massacre
of Aug. 18, 1862
while Saving his Father's life.

 
Erected 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers. (Marker Number RN-BFS-002.)
 
Location. 44° 35.885′ N, 94° 59.686′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Renville County. Marker is on 340th Street (U.S. 71) 0.4 miles north of 695th Avenue (County Road 116), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at Morton Pioneer Monuments Wayside Park – a highway pull-off located at a communications tower site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69891 U.S. Highway 71, 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. Henderson Monument (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.4 miles away); “The Fight Was On” (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Prairie Factor (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Birch Coulee
Earle Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Earle Monument
(approx. 1.7 miles away); Dakota Positions (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle Scars (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Morton.
 
Regarding Earle Monument. After his father died, his gravestone was moved from where he was killed and buried – near this location – to the parents gravesite at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, Iowa. It is believed that his remains were left at the original burial site.
 
Also see . . .
1. Morton Pioneer Monuments. Minnesota Department of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The Earle Marker was originally erected in 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers on the Louis Zinne farm in Beaver Falls Township where the boy was killed. The marker was moved to this site prior to 1948." (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 

2. Family and Friends of Dakota Uprising Victims. Jonathan and Amanda Macomber Earle. "Jonathan [the father] told Radnor, whose gun was loaded with pebbles as he did not have any ammunition, to turn and fire on the Dakota, and then run... the Dakota came up and killed him." (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 

3. Victims Tombstones. Jonathan and Amanda Earle.
Earle Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Earle Monument
Son Radnor is probably buried where he fell at the NW qtr. of the SE qtr. of Sec. 12, Beaver Township, Renville Co., MN. His tombstone, however, was moved to Le Mars, IA. (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Communications Radio Tower image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
4. Communications Radio Tower
Communications Site Signs image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
5. Communications Site Signs
Antenna Structure Registration #1270691
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 5 times this year. 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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