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Near Morton in Renville County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Henderson Monument

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Henderson Monument
Inscription.  
Erected by the
Renville Co. Pioneers,
Aug. 18, 1907.
In memory of
Mrs. S. R. Henderson
and her two little
daughters,
Jehiel Wedge,
and
Eugene White,
who were killed by
the Indians in the
massacre
of Aug. 18, 1862.
———
F. Thies,
Axcidently killed
March 1873.

 
Erected 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers. (Marker Number RN-BFS-002.)
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 44° 35.897′ N, 94° 59.684′ 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
Henderson Monument image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Henderson Monument
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earle Monument (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 1½ miles away); “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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Morton Pioneer Monuments. Minnesota Department of Transportation Historic Roadside Development Structures Inventory. "The Henderson Marker was moved to this site in 1981 by the Renville County Historical Society. It had been originally erected in 1907 by the Renville County Pioneers on the Henry Homeier farm (in Section 14 of Beaver Falls Township) where the five were killed. Some local historians believe the marker may have served as a grave marker." (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 

2. Family and Friends of Dakota Uprising Victims. Stephen and Clarissa Henderson. "They had only travelled one-half mile when sixteen Indians came upon them and blocked their path..." (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 

3. Henderson Monument. Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 30, 2013.) 
 
Plaque at Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Plaque at Marker
This monument was originally erected 1¼ miles S.W. of this site • It was re-erected here in 1981 • Renville County Historical Society
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 546 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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