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Redwood Falls in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Military Road

 
 
Old Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
1. Old Military Road Marker
Inscription.
First wagon trail in Redwood County, crossed the Redwood River at this fording site. Not yet dammed, the river was a small stream in pioneer years.

Built in 1853, the road connected Fort Ridgely with the Lower and Upper Sioux Agencies and consisted, in time, of two ruts worn deep in the prairie sod. Some are visible to this day.

From the Upper Agency near Granite Falls the road continued to army posts along the Missouri River in South Dakota.

Erected by Redwood Falls Jaycees 1976
Our Nations Bicentennial Year

 
Erected 1976 by the Redwood Falls Jaycees.
 
Location. 44° 32.453′ N, 95° 7.419′ W. Marker is in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker can be reached from West Bridge Street (State Highway 19 / 67) near North Grove Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at Perk's Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 320 West Bridge Street, Redwood Falls MN 56283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clayton H. Pickett / The General Sherman (within shouting distance of this marker); Geology of the Redwood Falls Region (approx. 0.9 miles
Old Military Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
2. Old Military Road Marker
away); Civil War Monument (approx. 1.4 miles away); Wowinape or Thomas Wakeman (approx. 1.4 miles away); Richard Sears Memorial Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lower Sioux Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.3 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 6.3 miles away); St. Cornelia's Church (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Redwood Falls.
 
Also see . . .  History of Redwood Falls. (Submitted on October 11, 2013.)
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The General Sherman at Perk's Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
3. The General Sherman at Perk's Park
The marker, and the Redwood River bridge, are in the distance.
Lake Redwood along Perk's Park image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
4. Lake Redwood along Perk's Park
Perk's Park Scenic Overlook Sign image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
5. Perk's Park Scenic Overlook Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 11, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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