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August 18 Bus Tour

August 18: Program and Tour of LqP Historic Sites

Reservations for this tour include a seat on an air-conditioned coach bus; the fee of $15 per person goes to cover the cost of the bus. Spaces are still available, make your reservation soon.

The Lac qui Parle History Center presents “1862 – A Fateful Year for America”, a program and bus tour of historical sites around the county.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the U.S.–Dakota Conflict of 1862. We will visit the site of the home of the Huggins family;  Amos Huggins was the only white person in what was to become Lac qui Parle County to be killed during the conflict. Other destinations include LqP Lake Overlook, Ft. Renville, LqP Mission, LqP Village, the Frank Stay home site, two Montevideo cemeteries, Wegdahl, Stony Run or Red Iron Creek, LqP Trail remnant, Red Iron’s Village and Camp Release.

The program will begin at 10:00am sharp at the Lac qui Parle County Annex Media Center (the east end of MMN Elementary School) in Madison.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a box lunch for a picnic at the Madison City Park Shelter at 11:30am followed by boarding the tour-bus at 12:30pm.

Tour guides will be Russ Olson and Dave Craigmile.

More info here.

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