Near La Salle in Watonwan County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of Capture of the Younger Brothers
One of the possemen, Captain W.S. Murphy, called for volunteers. Six men stepped forward -- Sheriff Glispin, Colonel T.L. Vought, B.M. Rice, G.A. Bradford, C.A. Pomeroy, and S.J. Severson. Forming a line twelve feet apart, they charged and started firing. Pitts was killed and the Younger bothers were captured, taken to Madelia, placed in the Flanders Hotel under guard until they were transferred to Faribault in Rice County. They were tried and sentenced to prison for life. Bob Younger died in prison, Cole and Jim were paroled after about twenty years.
Erected 1976 by Watonwan County Historical Society.
Location. 44° 3.694′ N, 94° 34.156′ W. Marker is near La Salle, Minnesota Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Salle MN 56056, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Hanska (approx. 4.3 miles away); Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park (approx. 4.3 miles away); Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin (approx. 4.3 miles away); Norwegian Stabbur (approx. 6.9 miles away); Truss Bridge #6527 (approx. 6.9 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); Hanska (approx. 7.1 miles away); John Armstrong (approx. 7.7 miles away).
Regarding Site of Capture of the Younger Brothers. The Northfield raid occured on September 7, 1876, 14 days prior to their capture, not 16 days as mentioned on the marker.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Millersburg marker about the Northfield Bank Robbery.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 19, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 379 times since then and 146 times this year. Last updated on February 11, 2017, by Douglas Kurtz of Bloomington, Minnesota. This page was the Marker of the Week September 23, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 19, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.