The first German settlers in New Ulm and Milford Township have been called land thieves and squatters. Some say their settlement on Dakota land started the Dakota War of 1862. Local historians John LaBatte and Richard Runck will take a look at some of the facts in an upcoming presentation at the Fort Ridgely State Historic Site south of Fairfax. Two presentations will be offered on August 5th; the first at 1pm, the second at 2:30pm. Fort Ridgely is open Thursday through Sunday, 10 am – 5pm and is located within the State Park, 7 miles south of Fairfax and 11 miles north of Sleepy Eye on MN Highway 4. Admission is $5.00 for non-members and a state park vehicle sticker are required for all.
For more information, you can call (507) 426-7888 or (507) 934-2160