Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 4

*September 4, 1862 - The town of Hutchinson “was founded in 1855 by a group including the famous Hutchinson Family, who were singers/entertainers. The town was attacked by Little Crow on this date during the Sioux Outbreak. A stockade 100 feet square was erected on the present public square, and was successfully defended by home guards, but several unprotected buildings were burned."

Guide to historic markers erected by the State Highway Department cooperating with the Minnesota Historical Society
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This tablet marks the site of a stockade built by the settlers of Hutchinson and vicinity for protection against the Sioux Indians. Sept. 4, 1862, Chief Little Crow’s band attacked the stockade and was repulsed. Erected Oct. 4, 1905.
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