Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 46° 16.217 W 096° 35.237
14T E 685908 N 5126907
Quick Description: This Minnesota Historical Markers about the origin of Breckenridge is in a small roadside park off Hwy 75 on the north side of Breckenridge, MN.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 7:23:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM92YD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member KC0GRN
Views: 3

Long Description:
~ text from marker ~

Named for John C. Breckenridge, vice-president of the United States from 1857 ti 1861, the town was laid out in 1857. On August 23, 1862, its citizens were warned that the Sioux Indians were planning a raid on the town, and most of them fled to Fort Abercrombie. Scoffing at the warning, three men - Edward Russell, Charles Battle, and Martin Fehrenbach - stayed behind and were killed by the Indians. After the Sioux Uprising, Breckenridge remained a virtual ghost town until 1871 when the St. Paul and Pacific Railroad reached here and ushered in a period of booming growth.
Marker Type:: Roadside

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Peter and Gloria visited Breckenridge 6/17/2010 Peter and Gloria visited it