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Monument Park
Parks
Location: St. Joseph, MN 
Amenities: Benches, Memorial Monument, and Parking Area
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Size
.39 Acres

Description

The Park is home to the historical marker constructed in the early 1940's.  The monument commemorates a blockhouse erected as a defense to protect settlers from the Indian attacks during the Dakota Conflict of 1862, as known as the "Sioux Uprising".  

This war was fought primarily along the Minnesota River Valley from Aug. 17, 1862 to Sept. 26, 1862.  However, when word of the uprising spread to the Lower River Valley, terrified settlers erected defenses as a refuge from attacks.  Three pentagonal blockhouses of green timber from Joseph Linneman's flourmill were built in various locations.  The fortifications were one foot thick and the sides were 50-feet long.