150th Anniversary August 24, 25 & 26th

The date is fast approaching for the gathering of descendants of the victims of the Belmont Massacre Dakota war of 1862 and the Springfield Massacre of 1857. Plan now to attend and join in the weekend events. See the link at the right on our web-site for the schedule of events to be held August 24, 25 and 26th. A dedication of the 1909 monument in Ashley Park along the Des Moines River in Jackson will start the day on Saturday. The State of Minnesota designated $2000 to the City of Jackson to erect this monument in 1909. The monument was never dedicated. In 1899 the remains of the victims were reburied at the location where the monument now stands. A memorial service was never held for these victims. Let us take time to do these things that have long been put aside. We hope you will join us for the day or the weekend.