Near La Salle in Watonwan County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Site of Capture of the Younger Brothers
One of the posse, Captain William Wallace 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.
Location. 44° 3.694′ N, 94° 34.156′ W. Marker is near La Salle, Minnesota, in Watonwan County. Marker is on Township Rd. 108 0.3 miles from Minnesota State Hwy 3., on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Salle MN 56056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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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