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Sibley County Minnesota Historical Markers

 
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By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
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Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — A place of big plans and broken dreams...
The Minnesota River Valley has been home to many cultures. Paleo, Archaic, Plains, Woodland, Iowa, Oneota and Dakota Indians followed each other in the basin. After 1852, settlers from Europe and the eastern U. S. came to the valley looking for a . . . — Map (db m72107) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — August F. Poehler House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m74022) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — Exiled from Their Homeland
In November of 1862, after the fighting of the U.S.-Dakota War had drawn to a close, those who had not engaged in battle — mostly women and children — were taken overland by U.S. soldiers from the Redwood (Lower Sioux) . . . — Map (db m73578) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — John Other Day
In Memory Of John Other Day Noble Sioux Chieftain who piloted 62 whites to safety in the Outbreak of 1862 "I commend him to the care of a just God and a liberal government" Maj. T. J. Galbraith. — Map (db m68144) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center
Welcome to the Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center. In this restored 1879 Sibley County Courthouse is a Center dedicated to telling the many stories of the Minnesota River valley from the South Dakota hills to Fort Snelling, and of . . . — Map (db m72069) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — 14 — Joseph R. Brown State Monument
Joseph R. Brown Pioneer. Statesman. Soldier. 1805 — 1870 Founder of Henderson. — Map (db m71162) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — Meet Joseph R. BrownA major public figure in early Minnesota (1820-1870)
In 1852, Joseph R. Brown founded the town of Henderson after a 32-year career as a soldier at frontier outposts, fur trader, experimental farmer, justice of the peace, speculator, lumberman, lobbyist and legislator, transportation agent and . . . — Map (db m72373) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation
This building was erected by members of St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation The first Episcopal services were held in Henderson on February 26, 1856. The building was consecrated on July 31, 1873 by Bishop Whipple. The property was . . . — Map (db m68178) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862
The Minnesota River Valley was ripe for conflict in 1862. Tensions between the Dakota people and the U.S. government had long been brewing over broken treaty promises and dramatic changes to Dakota traditional lifestyles. Focused on . . . — Map (db m73545) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Henderson — Veterans Memorial
In Honor of the Men and Women Who Served Our Country — Map (db m72343) WM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Le Sueur — 1923 Minnesota River Bridge
Built in 1923 this bridge spanned the Minnesota River here until it was replaced in 1984. The massive steel beams are typical of the truss bridge system used in this era. The 1923 bridge replaced the first bridge which was opened in 1894. — Map (db m68768) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Winthrop — Eagle City, Minnesota1851 – 1881
This is the approximate site of Eagle City which was settled in 1858 at the halfway point on the Henderson to Fort Ridgely Trail. This was the same year Minnesota became a state. A. (Michael) Cummings built a tavern/hotel which also became a United . . . — Map (db m66949) HM
Minnesota (Sibley County), Winthrop — Sibley County, Minnesota Veterans Memorial
In Honor of the Men and Women of Sibley County who Served our Country During time of War Lest We Forget Forever in our Hearts — Map (db m119989) WM

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