Near Grove City in Meeker County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Acton State Monument
This marks the spot where the first blood was shed in the Sioux Indian Outbreak Aug. 17, 1862
Victims: Robinson Jones • Ann Baker-Jones • Howard Baker • Viranus Webster • Clara D. Wilson
Bodies of these Victims are buried in Ness Cemetery
Erected by the State of Minnesota on 47th Anniversary, Aug. 17, 1909
Erected 1909 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1913.
Location. 45° 6.364′ N, 94° 42.068′ W. Marker is near Grove City, Minnesota, in Meeker County. Memorial is on 248th Street, 0.2 miles west of Minnesota Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Monument is at a private residence. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53322 248th Street, Grove City MN 56243, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Acton Incident (here, next to this marker); Arndahl Lutheran Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Acton Andreas Olson (approx. 3.3 miles away); Backlund / Lorentson Monument (approx. 4.1 miles away); Ness Lutheran Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Ness Cemetery State Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wheeler Lake Camp (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
More about this monument. This monument was the twelfth of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929. These monuments represent Minnesota's public efforts to mark historic sites.
Also see . . . Little War on the Prairie. Minnesota Public Radio. "The death toll was higher than those at Little Big Horn or Wounded Knee. Hundreds, up to 1,000 people died in the war -- most of them white settlers... This Dakota war monument sits in the middle of a yard on a farm in southwest Minnesota." (Submitted on November 23, 2013.)
Additional keywords. U.S.-Dakota War
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 23, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,350 times since then and 369 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 23, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.