Letter: Missing: 1 historic marker“The cornfields and village of the Sioux Chief Medicine Bottle occupied the land between this point and the river from 1838-1852."
By: Bernice Wenzel, Rosemount,
To the editor,
“The cornfields and village of the Sioux Chief Medicine Bottle occupied the land between this point and the river from 1838-1852. This friendly Chief, uncle of the Medicine Bottle executed in 1865, with his band moved to the Redwood Agency after the Mendota Treaty of 1851 and died before the Sioux outbreak of 1862. This marker also stands on the abandoned roadbed of the St. Paul and Southern Railway.”
Does anyone know where this historical marker is? It was removed from the intersection of Highway 52 and 117th Street when the new bridge was built.
I have contacted Lunda Construction, the city of Rosemount, the city of Inver Grove Heights, the state of Minnesota and Dakota County. Everyone says, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”