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
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
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
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
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
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
1975 — — Map (db m68877) HM
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