Near Leavenworth in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Attack on the Brown Family
This road, known by the Dakota and early settlers as the Shetek Trail, connected New Ulm westward to Sioux Falls and the Missouri River settlements.
The Brown family was buried in a small cemetery on their farmstead. Later, in 1901 the bodies were reburied in the Springfield City Cemetery.
This marker was erected in 2012 in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the US Dakota War of 1862. It was donated by the Richard and Mary Lou Mathiowetz Family, and supported by the Township of Leavenworth.
Erected 2012 by the Richard and Mary Lou Mathiowetz Family, and supported
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1862.
Location. 44° 13.212′ N, 94° 49.447′ W. Marker is near Leavenworth, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on County Road 24, 0.9 miles west of County Road 8, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield MN 56087, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leavenworth (approx. one mile away); Jackson Crossing (approx. 1.3 miles away); Cobden (approx. 4.7 miles away); Jonathan Brown and the Shetek Trail (approx. 5.1 miles away); Dakota Reservation and the Leavenworth Road (approx. 5.2 miles away); Iberia (approx. 6˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Springfield, Minnesota (approx. 7.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leavenworth.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.