Blue Earth County Monuments and Markers

Jane Tarjeson
Issue Date: 
Fall 2011

The author summarizes the history of the monuments and markers of Blue Earth County, both lost and surviving. Describes Civil War monuments, the “Indian Monument” commemorating the execution of Dakota men after the U.S. Dakota War, and WWI and WWII monuments. It also includes a discussion of landmarks commemorating pioneer and milling history. 

Key Word Search Terms: 
Monuments, U.S. Dakota War, Civil War, Grand Army of the Republic, WWI, WWII, Ott Cabin, Sibley Park, Cairn of Peace, World Plowing Contest, Seppmann Mill, Hubbard Milling