Powder Magazines

Powder Magazines (HM1CZR)

Location: Fairfax, MN 55332 Nicollet County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.247', W 94° 44.111'

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This original log powder magazine, and another one similar to it, stood across the road in front of you when Fort Ridgely was an active military post. These buildings were used for storing ammunition and unused weapons. During the 1862 battles, a detail of soldiers left the security of the fort's main square and crept out here to successfully retrieve supplies from the magazines.

Minnesota Historical Society
Fort Ridgely
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HM NumberHM1CZR
Series This marker is part of the Minnesota Historical Society series, and the Minnesota: Fort Ridgely Interpretive Series series.
Tags
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceBattlefield, Fort, Military Installation, Monument, Park
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByMinnesota Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 6:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 361948 N 4923776
Decimal Degrees44.45411667, -94.73518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.247', W 94° 44.111'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 14.8200" N, 94° 44' 6.6600" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)507
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 Co Hwy 30, Fairfax MN 55332, US
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