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138.585 STATE MONUMENTS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. The monuments, memorials, tablets, markers and cenotaphs
enumerated in this section are "state monuments," officially established as such by the state
of Minnesota since 1873.
    Subd. 2. Captain John S. Marsh State Monument. Captain John S. Marsh State Monument
in Fort Ridgely Cemetery, in memory of Captain John S. Marsh and 25 men killed at Redwood
Ferry in the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1873.
    Subd. 3. Eliza Miller State Monument. Eliza Miller State Monument, in Fort Ridgely
Cemetery, in memory of the valor of Mrs. Eliza Miller during the Siege of Fort Ridgely in the
Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1877.
    Subd. 4. Ness Lutheran Cemetery State Monument. Ness Lutheran Cemetery State
Monument, in Meeker County, marks the mass grave of the five settlers killed at the Baker cabin
at Acton in 1862, established in 1878.
    Subd. 5. Lundborg-Broberg State Monument. Lundborg-Broberg State Monument, in
Kandiyohi County, in Lebanon Swedish Cemetery, New London, marks the mass grave of 13
members of two families killed during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1891.
    Subd. 6. Defenders' State Monument. Defenders' State Monument, in Brown County, a
twenty-four foot granite shaft on Center Street, New Ulm, commemorates the two battles fought
in this city during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1891.
    Subd. 7. Camp Release State Monument. Camp Release State Monument, in Lac qui Parle
County, a fifty foot granite shaft in Camp Release Memorial State Wayside, near Montevideo,
marks the spot where the Sioux Indians surrendered and released 269 Sioux Uprising captives
on September 26, 1862, established in 1894.
    Subd. 8. Birch Coulee State Monument. Birch Coulee State Monument, in Renville
County, a fifty-two foot granite shaft overlooking highway 19 at Morton, in memory of those who
fought in the Battle of Birch Coulee in the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1894.
    Subd. 9. Fort Ridgely State Monument. Fort Ridgely State Monument, in Nicollet County,
a fifty-two foot granite shaft in Fort Ridgely State Park, commemorating the heroism of the fort's
defenders during its nine day siege in the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1896.
    Subd. 10. Hinckley Fire State Monument. Hinckley Fire State Monument, in Pine County,
a fifty-two foot granite shaft in Hinckley Memorial Cemetery, marks the mass grave of 248
victims of the Hinckley Fire of 1894, established in 1900.
    Subd. 11. Guri Endreson Rosseland State Monument. Guri Endreson Rosseland State
Monument, in Kandiyohi County, in Vikor Lutheran Cemetery, near Willmar, marks the grave of
Sioux Uprising heroine Guri Endreson, established in 1907.
    Subd. 12. Chief White Cloud State Monument. Chief White Cloud State Monument, in
Becker County, in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, near White Earth, honoring Chippewa Chief
White Cloud, established in 1909.
    Subd. 13. Acton State Monument. Acton State Monument, in Meeker County, a granite
shaft at Acton, near Grove City, marks the site of the Howard Baker cabin, where the Sioux
Uprising began on August 17, 1862, established in 1909.
    Subd. 14. Jackson State Monument. Jackson State Monument, in Jackson County, a granite
shaft in Ashley Park, Jackson, in memory of 19 pioneer settlers killed in this area in 1857 and
1862, established in 1909.
    Subd. 15. Joseph R. Brown State Monument. Joseph R. Brown State Monument, in Sibley
County, a granite shaft in Brown's Cemetery, Henderson, marks the grave of pioneer Joseph
R. Brown (1805-1870), established in 1910.
    Subd. 16. Wood Lake State Monument. Wood Lake State Monument, in Yellow Medicine
County, a fifty foot granite shaft in Wood Lake State Wayside, near Granite Falls, in memory of
seven soldiers who died in the Sioux Uprising battle at this site in 1862, established in 1910.
    Subd. 17. Chief Mouzoomaunee State Monument. Chief Mouzoomaunee State
Monument, in Nicollet County, in Fort Ridgely Cemetery, in recognition of the loyalty of Chief
Mouzoomaunee and the Chippewa Indians during the Sioux Uprising, established in 1914.
    Subd. 18. Brook Park State Monument. Brook Park State Monument, in Pine County, a
thirty-two foot granite shaft in Brook Park Cemetery, marks the mass grave of 23 Brook Park
Township residents who perished in the Great Fire of 1894.
    Subd. 19. Schwandt State Monument. Schwandt State Monument, in Renville County, on
County Road No. 15 near North Redwood, in memory of six members of the Johann Schwandt
family killed during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1915.
    Subd. 20. Lake Shetek State Monument. Lake Shetek State Monument, in Murray County,
a twenty-five foot high granite shaft in Lake Shetek State Park, in memory of those killed at this
site during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1925.
    Subd. 21. William Colvill State Monument. William Colvill State Monument, in Goodhue
County, a granite shaft with a statue of William Colvill (1830-1905), honors the colonel who led
the First Minnesota Regiment in the Civil War battle of Gettysburg in 1863, established in 1928.
    Subd. 22. Milford State Monument. Milford State Monument, in Brown County, on
county road No. 4 near Essig, in memory of over 50 Milford Township settlers killed in the
Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1929.
    Subd. 23. Moose Lake State Monument. Moose Lake State Monument, in Carlton County,
a twenty-seven foot granite shaft in Riverside Cemetery, Moose Lake, in memory of 183 victims
of the Fire of 1918, established in 1929.
    Subd. 24. Samuel J. Brown State Monument. Samuel J. Brown State Monument, in
Traverse County, a bronze tablet in Sam Brown Memorial Park, Browns Valley, honors Samuel
J. Brown (1845-1925), the "Paul Revere of the Northwestern Frontier" for his valiant ride in
1866, established in 1929.
    Subd. 25. Count Beltrami State Monument. Count Beltrami State Monument, in Beltrami
County, in honor of Count Beltrami to commemorate the discovery of the height of land on the
Continental Divide on August 23, 1823, established in 1945.
    Subd. 26. Chief Sleepy Eyes State Monument. Chief Sleepy Eyes State Monument, in
Brown County, a twenty-foot granite shaft in the city of Sleepy Eye, honoring Santee Sioux Chief
Sleepy Eyes (Ishtaba), for whom the city is named, established in 1971.
    Subd. 27. Sioux Indians State Monument. Sioux Indians State Monument, in Renville
County, a fifty-foot granite shaft overlooking trunk highway 19 near Morton honoring the Indians
who were friendly to white settlers during the Sioux Uprising of 1862, established in 1971.
    Subd. 28. Traverse des Sioux State Monument. Traverse des Sioux State Monument in
Nicollet County, including the Traverse des Sioux Treaty Site, where the treaty of Traverse des
Sioux was signed in 1851, consists of two tracts divided by United States Highway No. 169 as
follows: All that land owned by the state of Minnesota under the jurisdiction of the Departments
of Natural Resources and Transportation within the statutory boundary of the Traverse des Sioux
State Park located westerly of United States Highway No. 169 and northerly of Chestnut Street of
the plat of Traverse des Sioux north of Sibley Street and containing approximately 19 acres, more
or less, and, all that land owned by the state of Minnesota under the jurisdiction of the Department
of Natural Resources within the statutory boundary of the Traverse des Sioux State Park located
easterly of United States Highway No. 169 and northerly of McCann Street of the plat of Traverse
des Sioux south of Sibley Street, and containing approximately 90 acres, more or less, both
parcels located in Sections 4 and 9, Township 110 North, Range 26 West.
    Subd. 29. Governor Floyd B. Olson State Monument. Governor Floyd B. Olson State
Monument, in Hennepin County, a statue of Floyd B. Olson, who served as Minnesota's 22nd
governor from 1931 to 1936, located along Trunk Highway 55 at Penn Avenue North in the city
of Minneapolis, established in 1983.
    Subd. 30. Monument to the Living. Monument to the Living, in Ramsey County, a
statue of a military fighting man, created by Roger Brodin to serve as a memento to all living
Minnesota veterans, dedicated in May of 1982 and located on the State Capitol grounds in St.
Paul, established in 1984.
    Subd. 31. Native American Monument. Native American Monument, in Ramsey County,
to memorialize Native Americans, located in a place of honor in the capitol complex in St. Paul.
History: 1971 c 688 s 6; 1975 c 353 s 35-38; 1980 c 546 s 2; 1983 c 32 s 1; 1984 c 507
s 1; 1986 c 398 art 10 s 2

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