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Near Doniphan in Hall County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Martin Brothers Historic Memorial

Erected to commemorate the Martin Brothers Incident of August 1864

Martin Brothers Historic Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Desaulniers, Jr., March 30, 2010
1. Martin Brothers Historic Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Nathaniel Martin, age 15, and Robert O. Martin, age 12, while fleeing from a war party of Sioux Indians were struck by two Indian arrows, one of which pinned the two boys together. They fell from their horse and were left for dead, but survived.

Incident happened approximately 800 feet from this point.

Martinville post office and stage station was located about a half a mile southwest from here.

Nathaniel Martin
May 22, 1928
Nov 22, 1848

Robert O. Martin
Dec 17, 1851
Mar 20, 1899
Erected 1965 by Hall County Historical Society, Inc.
Location. 40° 45.402′ N, 98° 29.619′ W. Marker is near Doniphan, Nebraska, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of South Alda Road and West Platte River Drive (County Route 9), on the left when traveling north on South Alda Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doniphan NE 68832, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wood River Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Sinclair Tank Wagon, 1917
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(approx. 7.9 miles away); Original Townsite of Wood River (approx. 9.1 miles away); Earth Lodge Design and Construction (approx. 10.6 miles away); The Pawnee: Prairie Town Builders, Pawnee History (approx. 10.6 miles away); Old California Overland Trail (approx. 10.7 miles away); Mormon Trail (approx. 10.7 miles away); Grand Island (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Regarding Martin Brothers Historic Memorial. The story of the Martin brothers is chronicled in Wayne C. Lee's book, Bad Men and Bad Towns, in the chapter entitled "Red Man versus White Man." Included are historic photographs of the Martin brothers, their parents, and their ranch.
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. This page has been viewed 2,697 times since then and 89 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 6, 2010, by John Desaulniers, Jr. of Mingo, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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