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Excavating the Site of Old Fort Ridgely

Smith , Hubert G.
This article reports on the results of a 1936 excavation and study of the remains of Fort Ridgely, a fort constructed in 1853 along the Minnesota River near New Ulm. Details are presented concerning the excavation of the barracks and other structures, as well as the restoration of the commissary building. Information discovered relating to Indian occupation of the site is described, including burial mounds, pottery fragments, and flint implements.
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