Community dedicates monument, conducts memorial service for 1862 massacre
JACKSON — The sound of raindrops hitting the roof and pavement outside provided accompaniment for the chorus of “Amazing Grace” sung by the assembled crowd of about 100 people Saturday morning in Ashley Park’s shelterhouse along the banks of the Des Moines River in Jackson.
FLANDREAU, S.D. — When Myron Taylor encountered an Abraham Lincoln impersonator a few years back at Pipestone’s Civil War Days, the two men had a lot to discuss. Myron is a direct descendant of one of the Native Americans the real Lincoln pardoned in the wake of the Dakota Conflict of 1862.
“I felt bad, because I’m confined to a wheelchair, and you’re supposed to stand in the presence of the president, don’t you?” recalled Myron about the meeting, adding that a friend later told him that “Mr. Lincoln said one of the most powerful moments he’d had was meeting a real survivor (of the pardon).”
Festivities honor Pipestone site’s rich history, culture
PIPESTONE — Pipestone National Monument Superintendent Glen Livermont has mixed feelings about Saturday’s weather forecast, which currently includes a 40 percent chance of rain. He knows the moisture is badly needed, but also doesn’t want it to rain on his facility’s celebration.
Photographs sought for anniversary exhibits
PIPESTONE — The official date is still more than four months in the future, but preparations are already well under way for the observance of Pipestone National Monument’s 75th anniversary.
PIPESTONE — Glen Livermont, formerly supervisory park ranger at Pipestone National Monument, has been selected as the site’s new superintendent.
, June 06, 2008
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