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Yellow Medicine County Minnesota Historical Markers

 
The Wood Lake Battle Marker image, Touch for more information
By K. Linzmeier, September 25, 2013
The Wood Lake Battle Marker
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Echo — The Wood Lake Battle
In mid-September, 1862, more than 1,600 soldiers commanded by Colonel Henry Sibley marched northwest from Fort Ridgely into the Minnesota River Valley with an aim to end the U.S.-Dakota War. Word of that movement reached the Dakota soldiers’ lodge . . . — Map (db m69099) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Echo — 15 — Wood Lake Battlefield State Monument
Northern side: To the memory of the men who here lost their lives in an engagement between Minnesota volunteer soldiers and the Sioux Indians Sept. 23, 1862. Wood Lake Battlefield Eastern side: Anthony C. Collins • . . . — Map (db m69179) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Granite Falls — Ancient Exposed Rocks
About 13,000 years ago, glacial melt water that collected in a basin named Glacial Lake Agassiz burst through a natural earthen dike creating a huge torrent of water that carved the Minnesota River Valley as we see it today. There are . . . — Map (db m71317) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Granite Falls — Henry Hill 1829-1879
1871 - Built dam for water power 1872 - Founded Granite Falls photo of dam Erected flour, grist, lumber mills in 1872. Gave free lots to secure settlers. Established first mail route and post office. Helped organize the first . . . — Map (db m69002) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Granite Falls — School Bell
The first school building in east Granite Falls was a structure 20 by 30 feet and erected in 1873 at a cost of $1,500. The first teacher was C.E. Clark. Enrollment continued to grow and in the summer of 1879, a new school district was organized on . . . — Map (db m69259) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Granite Falls — World's Oldest Rock
Site of some of the oldest exposed rock in the world. Geologists estimate this Granitic Gneiss was formed 3,800,000,000 years ago. Erected by the Yellow Medicine County Historical Society 1975Map (db m68877) HM
Minnesota (Yellow Medicine County), Hanley Falls — The Hanley Falls Railroad "Y"
In 1901 the Supreme Court of the United States ordered the installation of a transfer track between the Great Northern Railroad, now the Burlington Northern, and the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad, now the Chicago and Northwestern. This . . . — Map (db m20574) HM

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