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Drainage of surface water is vital to all aspects of development, from town sites to agricultural crop land. Its importance, impact, and consequences cannot be over stated. With the western expansion of the United States, swamp lands. as they . . . — — Map (db m166441) HM
Nothing But Prairie
Look across the landscape. Imagine standing here in 1850.
There were no farms, no roads – only tallgrass prairie,
shimmering in the wind as far as the eye could see.
The lifecycle of these southern Minnesota . . . — — Map (db m161865) HM
Erected by the State of Minnesota
in the year 1909, to the memory of the pioneer setters of Jackson County, whose names are inscribed below, massacred by the Sioux Indians on March 26th, 1857, and August 24th, 1862.
William . . . — — Map (db m205190) HM
Olson Slaabakken Cabin
Emmet Olson donated this cabin to the city of Jackson in 1926. The cabin is said to have been the first cabin occupied by the family of Engebret Olson when they arrived in Jackson County in 1860. He said that he traded a . . . — — Map (db m205193) HM
This cabin was donated by
in 1927 to this park.
Built prior to 1860, the cabin was the home of these Norwegian settlers who underwent the Indian massacre of Aug. 24, 1862, in Belmont Twp. north of Jackson. Sioux raiders . . . — — Map (db m205191) HM