Monday, September 19, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 19

September 19, 1997 – Mankato’s “Reconciliation Park, located along the Minnesota River, was dedicated [on this date]. The park is a place of remembrance and of healing toward one of the most tragic moments in Mankato’s early history. Thomas Miller, Mankato native and local artist, sculpted the white buffalo from a 67-ton block of local Kasota limestone. The monumental sculpture is surrounded by native flowers and prairie grass. The buffalo symbolizes the spiritual survival of the Dakota people and honors the Dakota heritage of this area.”

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Sept. 19, 2016,
as long as acknowledgement included.


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