Near Morton in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Renville Co. Pioneers,
Aug. 18, 1907.
In Memory of
who was killed by the
Indians in the massacre
of Aug. 18, 1862
while Saving his Father's life.
Erected 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers. (Marker Number RN-BFS-002.)
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 44° 35.885′ N, 94° 59.686′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Renville County. Memorial is on 340th Street (U.S. 71) 0.4 miles north of 695th Avenue (County Road 116), on the left when traveling north. Marker is at Morton Pioneer Monuments Wayside Park – a highway pull-off located at a communications tower site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69891 US Highway 71, Morton MN 56270, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henderson Monument (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.4 miles “The Fight Was On” (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Prairie Factor (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dakota Positions (approx. 1.7 miles away); Battle Scars (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morton.
Regarding Earle Monument. After his father died, his gravestone was moved from where he was killed and buried – near this location – to the parents gravesite at Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars, Iowa. It is believed that his remains were left at the original burial site.
Also see . . .
1. Morton Pioneer Monuments. Minnesota Department of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The Earle Marker was originally erected in 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers on the Louis Zinne farm in Beaver Falls Township where the boy was killed. The marker was moved to this site prior to 1948." (Submitted on November 30, 2013.)
2. Family and Friends of Dakota Uprising Victims. (Submitted on November 30, 2013.)
3. Victims Tombstones. Jonathan and Amanda Earle. Son Radnor is probably buried where he fell at the NW qtr. of the SE qtr. of Sec. 12, Beaver Township, Renville Co., MN. His tombstone, however, was moved to Le Mars, IA. (Submitted on November 30, 2013.)
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