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Near Hanska in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Armstrong

 
 
John Armstrong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. John Armstrong Marker
Inscription.  This memorial is dedicated to the memory of John Armstrong pioneer of Linden Township, in 1857 he represented this part of Brown County as its first Territorial County Supervisor (Commissioner) and later became Linden Township's first townclerk.

On Sunday morning Sept. 7, 1862 he was killed by three Sioux Indians due south of this monument on the shore of this Linden Lake. He was buried on the farmstead of his claim, 126 rods south and 20 rods east from this monument.

Erected by
The Hanska Community Memorial and Historical Society

 
Erected by the Hanska Community Memorial and Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is September 7, 1970.
 
Location. 44° 8.824′ N, 94° 28.279′ W. Marker is near Hanska, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is on County Road 257, 0.4 miles east of 155th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Marker is along a paved shoulder near the northwest bank of
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Lake Linden. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanska MN 56041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Asle Sorbel's Ride (here, next to this marker); Hanska (approx. 1.1 miles away); Norwegian Stabbur (approx. 1.1 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lake Hanska (approx. 4˝ miles away); Omsrud Thordson – Torgrimson Log Cabin (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lake Hanska Pioneer / Lake Hanska County Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Searles (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanska.
 
More about this marker. The farmstead from the marker is 126 rods south and 20 rods east or 693 yards (0.4 miles) south and 110 yards east.
 
Also see . . .  US-Dakota War of 1862. "Sept. 21[sic], 1862: John Armstrong of Linden Township was ambushed near his home and killed." (Submitted on August 24, 2013.) 
 
John Armstrong Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. John Armstrong Marker
left marker
Linden Lake image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Linden Lake
south of marker
looking towards farmstead
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 952 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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