Jannet Walsh

Video from Forest City Stockade

In Blogging, Family, Health, iphone, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Travel on October 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm


This video was recorded on the iPhone 4.

By Jannet Walsh
Forest City, Minnesota

I restored memories yesterday at the Forest City Stockade, located in Forest City, Minnesota.

In fact, in 1976 my family attended the Bicentennial celebrations at the Forest City Stockade. The walls of the stockade were restored along with a museum. There is now a pioneer village located outside the walls of the stockade you can enjoy walking around the historic buildings and replicas of pioneers in Meeker County. Find out about the special celebrations at the stockade.

A Few Facts
“On September 3, 1862 during the Sioux Uprising the citizens of Forest City erected upon this site a stockade for the defense against Indians. Early next morning soon after some 240 people had taken refuge there, the stockade was attacked. The Indians were driven off but a state of siege existed for ten days before the people were relieved by Company B of the 8th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment.” (From the Forest City Stockade Historical Marker)
Click here to learn more about the stockade.

How to Get There
The Forest City Stockade is located about 6 miles northeast of Litchfield, Minnesota and about 1/2 miles south of Forest City on Highway 24. View map here.

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Native Minnesotan Jannet Walsh is a blogger, columnist, journalist, photojournalist, terrier owner, hula hooper and more! Contact her at jannetwalsh@gmail.com. Click here to view full biography. View her other blog at http://jannetwalsh.blogspot.com/.
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  1. Very informative. Will have to attend.

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