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Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Log Buildings

 
 
Log Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Log Buildings Marker
Inscription.
Five log buildings stood in a row behind the barracks. They were among the earliest structures erected at the post to serve as officers' homes until regular quarters were completed. Archaeological excavations indicate that the building in the center later served as the post's hospital, and records show that the one farthest east was the home of Ordnance Sergeant John Jones and his family. The other three structures may have served as housing for laundresses.

Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely

 
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 27.233′ N, 94° 44.044′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from County Highway 30 1.1 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in Fort Ridgely State Park; fee area – a Minnesota state park vehicle permit is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72404 County State Aid Highway 30, Fairfax MN 55332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Women (here, next to this
Log Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Log Buildings Marker
(marker located at left side of photo)
marker); Who Lived in the Barracks? (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Garrison Life Was Like Clockwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Attack from the Northeast (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Ridgely Closes (within shouting distance of this marker); Bakehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Powder Magazines (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ridgely in 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on April 5, 2014.) 

2. Fort Ridgely. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on April 5, 2014.) 

3. The U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. John Jones. (Submitted on April 5, 2014.) 

4. Saint Paul Police Historical Society. John Jones was largely credited with the survival of Fort Ridgely during the Dakota War of 1862. Later, he was appointed St. Paul chief of police on July 8, 1866. (Submitted on April 5, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
Barracks Ruins image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Barracks Ruins
(marker at left background of photo)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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