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Osakis in Douglas County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stage Station

 
 
Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2014
1. Stage Station Marker
Inscription.  Osakis was one of the stops on the Burbank Minnesota Stage Company Line to the Red River, established in the spring of 1859 upon the opening of the Fort Abercrombie Military Road. During the Sioux outbreak of 1862 the maintenance of this line of communication was vitally important, and the route was constantly patrolled by troops.
 
Erected by Minnesota Historical Society, and State of Minnesota Department of Highways.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Minnesota Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 45° 52.016′ N, 95° 9.363′ W. Marker is in Osakis, Minnesota, in Douglas County. Marker is at the intersection of West Nokomis Street (County Road 82) and 2nd Avenue West, on the right when traveling east on West Nokomis Street. Marker is located in a pull-out and wayside on the south side of the street. Touch for map. Marker
Stage Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 25, 2014
2. Stage Station Marker
(marker is mounted atop a large masonry monument)
is at or near this postal address: 213 West Nokomis Street, Osakis MN 56360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Red River Ox Cart Trails (approx. 9.3 miles away); Boyhood Home of Sinclair Lewis (approx. 13.1 miles away); Sinclair Lewis Boyhood Home (approx. 13.1 miles away); Sinclair Lewis (approx. 13.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Minnesota Stage Company (Wikipedia). The Minnesota Stage Company's road opened the valley to new immigrants. However, it did so at the expense of the area's original inhabitants. While the stage road ran on land already ceded by the Ojibwe people, the company's steamboats passed through territory held by the tribe's Red Lake and Pembina bands. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Fort Abercrombie. The fort guarded the oxcart trails of the later fur trade era, military supply wagon trains, stagecoach routes, and steamboat traffic on the Red River. Fort Abercrombie served as a hub for several major transportation routes through the northern plains. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Dakota War of 1862 (Wikipedia). The Dakota War of 1862, also known as the Sioux Outbreak of 1862, the Dakota Conflict, the U.S.–Dakota War
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of 1862 or Little Crow's War, was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota (also known as the eastern Sioux). It began on August 17, 1862, along the Minnesota River in southwest Minnesota. The Dakota attacked several unfortified stagecoach stops and river crossings along the Red River Trails. (Submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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