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Near Litchfield in Meeker County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Ness Cemetery State Monument

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Ness Cemetery State Monument
east side
Inscription.  
First Blood

In memory of the first five victims of the great Indian massacre of August 1862, and buried here in one grave

Robinson Jones • Viranus Webster • Howard Baker • Ann Baker • Clara D. Wilson

Erected by the State in 1878 under the direction of the Meeker County Old Settlers Association
 
Erected 1878 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 45° 5.739′ N, 94° 36.246′ W. Marker is near Litchfield, Minnesota, in Meeker County. Memorial is on 580th Avenue half a mile north of County Highway 23, on the right when traveling north. Monument is in Ness Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24040 580th Avenue, Litchfield MN 55355, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ness Lutheran Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Andreas Olson (approx. 1.7 miles away);
Ness Cemetery State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Ness Cemetery State Monument
south side
Battle of Acton (approx. 3.2 miles away); Legion Memorial Park (approx. 3.9 miles away); Civil War Monument (approx. 4 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Hall / Litchfield's Historic Downtown (approx. 4.4 miles away); G.A.R. Hall (approx. 4.4 miles away); Arndahl Lutheran Church (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Litchfield.
 
More about this monument. This monument was the third of 23 state monuments that were erected by the Minnesota legislature between 1873 and 1929. These monuments represent Minnesota's first public efforts to mark historic sites.
 
Additional keywords. Ness Lutheran Cemetery State Monument; Acton Massacre gravesite
 
Ness Cemetery State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
3. Ness Cemetery State Monument
west side
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By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Ness Cemetery State Monument
north side
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By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
5. Ness Cemetery State Monument
Ness Memorial Cemetery and State Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
6. Ness Memorial Cemetery and State Monument
 
 
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