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Near Granite Falls in Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Annuity Center/Warehouse

 
 
The Annuity Center/Warehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
1. The Annuity Center/Warehouse Marker
Inscription.  Of all the buildings at the Upper Sioux Agency in the 1800s, the warehouse received the most visitors. At this location, the Dakota received annuity payments, food, and material goods promised to them by treaty.

The warehouse also housed the offices of the Indian Agent, his assistants, and the doctor. The two-story brick structure measured 105 feet by 33 feet wide. Built in 1859, it was severely damaged during the Dakota War of 1862 and was torn down in the 1870s.
 
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 44.052′ N, 95° 27.104′ W. Marker is near Granite Falls, Minnesota, in Yellow Medicine County. Marker can be reached from Minnesota Route 67, on the right when traveling north. Located in Upper Sioux Agency State Park near Agency Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5908 MN-67, Granite Falls MN 56241, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Upper (Or Yellow Medicine) Sioux Agency (within shouting distance of this marker); Upper Sioux Agency

Site of the warehouse. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
2. Site of the warehouse.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Employee Duplexes No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Employee Duplex No. 2 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Manual Labor School (about 400 feet away); Agency Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yellow Medicine City (approx. ¼ mile away); Mazomani (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granite Falls.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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