Farther and Gay Castle

Farther and Gay Castle (HM1BDS)

Location: Sacred Heart, MN 56285 Renville County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 41.783', W 95° 19.352'

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These ruins are all that remain of a large stone house built in 1861 by Joseph R. Brown, frontier fur trader, Indian agent, politician, journalist, and inventor.

The house, known as Farther and Gay Castle, was a center of hospitality and happy family life for the short time that Brown, his mixed-blood Sioux wife, and their twelve children lived in it.

On August 19, 1862, during the Sioux Uprising, the Browns were forced to flee their home, which was looted and burned by the attacking Indians.

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Hans M. Strandjord
Nels M. Strandjord
Euphemia Strandjord
Donors of this
3 acre memorial park
in 1937
Erected 1968
Year Placed1958
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 315984 N 4951847
Decimal Degrees44.69638333, -95.32253333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 41.783', W 95° 19.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 41' 46.98" N, 95° 19' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)320
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76937-76947 145th St, Sacred Heart MN 56285, US
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