Near Fairfax in Nicollet County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This building was identical to Officers' Quarters B and was one of several Fort Ridgely structures excavated by G. Hubert Smith in the mid-1930s. Assisted by unemployed World War I veterans from the Works Progress Administration, Smith not only excavated most of the building sites you have visited on this tour but also stabilized the exposed foundations you see today.
Erected by the Minnesota Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Minnesota Historical Society, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 44° 27.168′ N, 94° 44.096′ W. Marker is near Fairfax, Minnesota, in Nicollet County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 30 1.1 miles west of State Highway 4, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Fort Ridgely State Park; fee area – a Minnesota state park vehicle permit is required. Marker is at or near this postal address: 72404 County State Aid Highway 30, Fairfax MN 55332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Surgeon's Quarters—Headquarters (a few steps from this marker); Reinforcements Arrive A Doctor's Life (a few steps from this marker); Surprise Attack at Redwood Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); A Second Wave of Attacks (within shouting distance of this marker); Economic Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Five Days and Nights on the River (within shouting distance of this marker); Four Days From Fort Snelling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. Fort Ridgely in 1862. Minnesota Historical Society. (Submitted on February 7, 2014.)
2. Fort Ridgely. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on February 7, 2014.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 7, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.