“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Employee Duplex No. 2

Employee Duplex No. 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
1. Employee Duplex No. 2 Marker
Inscription.  This structure mirrored the appearance and function of Employee Duplex No. 1. The bricks for both buildings were fired in the Agency’s kiln. Workers at the Agency saw mill, located south east on the Yellow Medicine River cut and process the wood used in construction. Historical records do not indicate which Agency employees lived in this building from 1859 to 1862, but officers were quarter here in 1860 when US soldiers were stationed at the agency. In 1866 Joseph Fortier, a French-Canadian interpreter, he was part of the damn structure as a trading post and store.
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNative AmericansWars, US Indian.
Location. 44° 44.1′ N, 95° 27.181′ W. Marker is near Granite Falls, Minnesota, in Yellow Medicine County. Memorial can be reached from Minnesota Route 67, on the right when traveling north. Located in Upper Sioux Agency State Park. 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
Remains of the duplex. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
2. Remains of the duplex.
walking distance of this marker. The Manual Labor School (a few steps from this marker); Employee Duplexes No. 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Sioux Agency (about 400 feet away); The Annuity Center/Warehouse (about 400 feet away); Upper (Or Yellow Medicine) Sioux Agency (about 500 feet away); Agency Homes (about 600 feet away); Yellow Medicine City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mazomani (approx. 0.6 miles 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 42 times since then and 4 times this year. 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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