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

Daniel A. Cross

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
1. Daniel A. Cross Marker
Inscription.
Killed By Indians In
Sioux Uprising
September 20, 1862
440 Yards South

 
Location. 44° 59.655′ N, 94° 26.984′ W. Marker is near Darwin, Minnesota, in Meeker County. Marker is at the intersection of County Highway 18 and 655th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on County Highway 18. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Darwin MN 55324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Little Crow (approx. 3.5 miles away); St. Columban Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chief Little Crow (approx. 7.8 miles away); Cupola Restoration Project (approx. 7.9 miles away); McLeod County Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 8.1 miles away); Hutchinson Stockade (approx. 8.1 miles away); Legion Memorial Park (approx. 8.6 miles away); American Legion Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Daniel A. Cross. In 1862, the Minnesota Dakota, also known by the French term, “Sioux," waged war against the United States following two years of unfulfilled treaty obligations. During the U.S.–Dakota War, several hundred settlers had taken refuge at the Hutchinson stockade
Daniel A. Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Daniel A. Cross Marker
(a timber fort). Caleb Sanborn left the stockade to go back to his farm to check on crops and livestock – he was attacked and killed. When he didn't return, Daniel Cross, Lt. Oliver Pierce, and Frank Jewett left the stockade to look for Sanborn. They were attacked – Cross was killed, Pierce and Jewett escaped.
 
Also see . . .  Daniel A. Cross. Find A Grave. (Submitted on November 6, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
Daniel A. Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
3. Daniel A. Cross Marker
Daniel A. Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Daniel A. Cross Marker
Daniel A. Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
5. Daniel A. Cross Marker
Daniel A. Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
6. Daniel A. Cross Marker
County State Aid Highway 18
looking south at sunset
Nearby Bench Mark Survey Disk image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 13, 2014
7. Nearby Bench Mark Survey Disk
State of Minn. Dept. of Highways Bench Mark
 
 
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