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Arnolds Park in Dickinson County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Massacre Monument

Gardner Cabin

 
 
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By Juris Bets, May 2, 2015
1. Massacre Monument Marker
Inscription.
(Side One:)
The pioneer settlers named below were massacred by Sioux Indians March 8 to 13 1857. This barbarous work was commenced near this spot and continued to Springfield now Jackson Minn.
39 names listed below

(Side two)
Memoranda Miss Abbie Gardner. Mrs. Margaret Ann Marble. Mrs. Lydia Noble. and Mrs. Elizabeth Thatcher were carried into captivity. Mrs. Marble war rescued May 21, and Miss Gardner June 23, 1857. Through the efforts of Gov. Sam Medary and Hon. Chas. E. Flandrau. of Minn.
Mrs. Noble and Mrs. Thatcher were murdered by the Indians.
Cap. J. C. Johnson of Webster City and Wm. E. Burkholder of Fort Dodge were frozen to death on the return march in Palo Alto CO. April 4, 1857. Next list is of people who were rescued.
 
Erected 1894.
 
Location. 43° 21.892′ N, 95° 8.405′ W. Marker is in Arnolds Park, Iowa, in Dickinson County. Marker is on Monument Drive. Touch for map. It is on a city block with a museum (open only in summer for it is a resort town) It has the original Gardner cabin and the Gardner graveyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 74 Monument Dr, Arnolds Park IA 51331, United States of America.
 
Regarding Massacre Monument.

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By Juris Bets, May 2, 2015
2. Massacre Monument Marker
Nearby are markers for James Mattock Cabin (351 N. HWY 71, Arnolds Park.) where the whole family of 7 plus a visitor was burned alive inside
Granger Cabin (1200 HWY 71, Okaboji, IA) where 4 men were killed.
Joel Howe Cabin (1769 Spirit Lake, IA) where the family of 8 were murdered.
Thatcher-Noble cabin ( 1687 260th Ave, Spirit Lake,IA) where Mrs. Noble and Mrs.Thatcher were taken captive only to be killed later.
Marble Cabin (3200 HWY 276, Spirit Lake,IA) where the Indians killed Mr. Marble and his wife was taken hostage
 
Additional keywords. Indian Massacres
 
Categories. DisastersNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Juris Bets
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By Juris Bets, May 2, 2015
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2015, by Juris Bets of Des Moines, Iowa. This page has been viewed 438 times since then and 115 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 3, 2015, by Juris Bets of Des Moines, Iowa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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