Mattock Cabin - Arnolds Park, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 22.385 W 095° 07.544
15T E 327784 N 4804440
Quick Description: The cabin, where James Mattock, his wife, five children, and Mr. Robert Madison lived, was destroyed and the people burned within by Inkpadutah of the Sioux tribe.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2011 3:28:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMBCX9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 12

Long Description:
The text of the marker reads in full “Site of Mattock Cabin, Cabin Burned and Family Killed by Indians, 1857. Erected by Ladies of the Lake Chapter DAR, 1928.”

“The cabin, where James Mattock, his wife, five children, and Mr. Robert Madison lived, was destroyed and the people burned within by Inkpadutah of the Sioux tribe. After the attack at the Gardner cabin, and taking Abbie as prisoner, the Indians retraced their path past the Mattock cabin, which was still burning with the screaming victims inside.” (Taken from brochure of Ladies of the Lake Chapter, NSDAR, Spirit Lake.)

The stone marker is located on Highway 71 at the Four Seasons Motel just south of the bridge.
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