Near Morton in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Remains of Hon. J.W. Lynde
Hon. J.W. Lynde
Aug. 18, 1862.
Erected 1898 by the Minnesota Valley Historical Society.
Location. 44° 31.601′ N, 94° 57.868′ W. Marker is near Morton, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker is on County Highway 2 0.1 miles east of Porter Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 32469 Redwood County Highway 2, Morton MN 56270, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Myrick's Trading Post Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes' Trading Post Site (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert's Trading Post Site (about 600 feet away); Court Martial Site (about 700 feet away); Redwood Ferry (approx. 1½ miles away); Repatriation Monument (approx. 1.6 miles away); St. Cornelia's Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morton.
More about this marker. Honorable James W. Lynde (Lynd or Linde), a former state senator, was one of the first men killed in the U.S.-Dakota
The Minnesota Valley Historical Society was composed of citizens of Renville and Redwood counties, that contracted with the Peterson Granite Company of St. Paul, to identify and mark historic sites. "As time passes the exact sites of many or these memorable incidents are liable to be lost, and the society wisely concluded to locate and mark them now, while there are living witnesses and other competent authorities to designate them."
source: New Ulm Review; January 27, 1897
Also see . . . Lower Sioux Agency. Minnesota Historical Society. "Established in 1853 by the U.S. government as the administrative center of the newly created Dakota reservation and the site of the first organized attack in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862." (Submitted on August 16, 2013.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.