Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
To the Memory of Hazen Mooers
Becoming the First White Settler of This Community
Donated & Erected by B. J. Krahn 1940
Hazen Mooers one of the pioneers of the fur trade with the Sioux, came to the no. west in 1816 conducted a trading post at Big Stone Lake for 15 yrs. In 1835 established a post at Little Rock, 5 miles below Fort Ridgely. In 1853 secured contract for erecting the first govt. bldgs. at Lower Sioux Agency. This work completed, retired to a small farm home in the valley just below Fort Ridgely. There he died Apr. 3, 1857. Age 68 yrs.
Erected 1940 by B. J. Krahn.
Location. 44° 27.135′ N, 94° 43.809′ 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 are within walking distance of this marker. Eliza Müller State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Captain John S. Marsh State Monument (a Chief Mou-Zoo-Mau-Nee State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Joseph LaFramboise - (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely State Park's Buildings Today (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); A New Deal for Fort Ridgely State Park (about 400 feet away); Working Year-Round to Develop the Park (about 400 feet away); CCC Camp Life is a Healthful One (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. Hazen P. Mooer Park. City of Cottage Grove. "Hazen P. Moores was born in New York in 1795. After serving in the war in 1812 with "Aiken's Volunteers," he joined the American Fur Company and built several trading posts in the region." (Submitted on December 9, 2013.)
2. Historical notes of Grey Cloud Island and its vicinity. "Mooers and his family removed in 1838 from Little Rock to what is now called Grey Cloud island." (Submitted on December 9, 2013.)
3. Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. GenForum. (Submitted on December 9, 2013.)
4. Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society. Google Books. (Submitted on December 9, 2013.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
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