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

Employee Duplexes No. 1

 
 
Employee Duplexes No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
1. Employee Duplexes No. 1 Marker
Inscription.  This brick structure, one of the first duplexes constructed in Minnesota, was erected in 1859-60. The head carpenter, the superintendent of farms, and their families lived here.

The duplex was burned during the Dakota War of 1862. George Olds, a farmer, surveyor, and later member of the Minnesota Legislature, bought this building in 1866 and rebuilt it to use as his family’s home. In 1974 the structure was reconstructed to its original appearance by the Minnesota Historical Society
 
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 44.086′ N, 95° 27.107′ 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 Sioux Agency (a few steps from this marker); The Annuity Center/Warehouse

Reconstructed Employee Duplex No. 1 Agency building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
2. Reconstructed Employee Duplex No. 1 Agency building and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Manual Labor School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper (Or Yellow Medicine) Sioux Agency (about 300 feet away); Employee Duplex No. 2 (about 300 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 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 36 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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