Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Joseph LaFramboise -
Interpreter to the Sioux
1826 Licensed U.S. fur buyer with H. H. Sibley.
1834 Owned Little Rock Trading Post on the Minnesota River.
1837 Interpreter for Indian Treaty at Fort Snelling and Washington D.C.
1838-39 Guide for Jean N. Nicollet, U.S. Gov’t Cartographer in Nicollet Co.
July 23, 1851 Interpreter with Rev. Riggs for Sioux Indians at Traverse des Sioux Treaty.
1853 First assessor for West half of Nicollet Co.
1856 Largest land owner in Nicollet Co. – 400 A.
Erected 1976 by the Nicollet County Bicentennial Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 44° 27.115′ N, 94° 43.806′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 30 0.7 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at Fort Ridgely State Cemetery within Fort Ridgely State Park; fee area – a Minnesota state park vehicle permit is required. Marker is in this post office area: Fairfax MN 55332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers To the Memory of Hazen Mooers (within shouting distance of this marker); Eliza Müller State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John S. Marsh State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Chief Mou-Zoo-Mau-Nee State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely State Park's Buildings Today (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Deal for Fort Ridgely State Park (about 500 feet away); Working Year-Round to Develop the Park (about 500 feet away); CCC Camp Life is a Healthful One (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. Author chronicles LaFramboise family. The Journal. "Of French and Dakota (Metis) blood, LaFramboise was considered one of the best educated men in the Northwest Territory." (Submitted on December 8, 2013.)
2. Joseph LaFramboise: a factor of treaties, trade, and culture. Thesis by Janet Timmerman. (PDF file.) (Submitted on December 8, 2013.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
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