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Battle of Tupelo, MS. Commemoration and Civil War Soldier Grave Rededication


Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Saturday July 12, 2014

Silver Creek Cemetery, Houston, Minn.

Ceremony commences at 10:30 a.m.

Sponsored by: Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Silver Creek Cemetery Association, Houston American Legion Post 423 and the Houston County Historical Society.

On Saturday July 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. the Governor’s Civil War Commemoration Task Force and the Silver Creek Cemetery Association will host a Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration and soldier grave rededication celebrating the historical Battle of Tupelo in Mississippi that was fought July 14-15, 1864.

The grave rededication is part of this year’s sesquicentennial ceremonies to commemorate and remember the participation of Minnesota Civil War soldiers by honoring their memory and dedicating grave sites of those who were killed or mortally wounded and returned for burial in Minnesota. This will include the unveiling and dedication of a new stone marker at Silver Creek Cemetery for Private Joseph Cox. Cox was seriously wounded at the Battle of Tupelo and returned home where he died as a result of those wounds. Silver Creek Cemetery is the final resting place for Private Joseph Cox.

The event will include presentations by state and local dignitaries as well as historians on Private Joseph Cox, The Battle of Tupelo and the role of Minnesota soldiers. The ceremony will also include participation by the Houston American Legion Color Guard, Rushford American Legion Riders, Civil War re-enactors and more.

The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Visit www.mncivilwar150.com for directions.

Silver Creek Cemetery (Listed as Looney Valley Cemetery if using Google Maps)

From Houston

• MN-76 North 0.5mi

• Right onto County Road 9 3.4mi

• Cemetery on Left Hand Side

From I-90

• Exit 258 Houston

• MN-76 South 13.1mi

• Left onto County Road 9 3.4mi

• Cemetery on Left Hand Side

For more information contact; Ken Flies, Soldier Recognition Sub-Committee Coordinator, Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Kenflies@comcast.net Phone: H. 651-207-6275, C. 952-334-4092

Silver Creek Cemetery: Mark Witt Phone: H. 507-896-2235
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The ABC's of bees

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

A free beekeeping class, “The ABC’s of Bees,” will be held Wednesday, July 9, from 5-6 p.m., at Creekside Park in Rushford, Minn., in the small pavilion. The class is part of an ongoing educational and community effort by the Rushford Peterson ..... 
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Highway 43 construction begins in Rushford

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in Rushford The Great Outdoors

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Motorists will encounter a detour in Rushford when construction begins soon on Highway 43 in a project that will replace the street and improve curb, gutter, sidewalks and utilities along a one-mile stretch in the city, accordin ..... 
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Fillmore SWCD seeking applicants for Reinvest in Minnesota Buffer Easement program

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

The Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is seeking applicants for the 2014 Reinvest in Minnesota (RIM) Reserve Riparian Buffer Easement Program. The program creates vegetated buffers on riparian crop land adjacent to streams and l ..... 
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Root River citizen conversations at five local events

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Join Root River watershed neighbors in June at five local events from Grand Meadow to La Crescent for citizen-led conversations about protecting water resources in the watershed. Portions of six counties drain to the Root River: Dodge, Fillmore, Hou ..... 
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MDA to set nearly 15,000 traps statewide to look for gypsy moth

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set nearly 15,000 gypsy moth traps across Minnesota this spring. The work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forest ..... 
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MnDOT seeks online input for statewide bicycle system plan

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Persons interested in helping the Minnesota Department of Transportation develop a statewide bicycle system plan can provide input through an online interactive map and survey available through June 1. The information will help ..... 
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Women caring for the land workshop in Lanesboro June 19th

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

Female landowners in Fillmore County are invited to attend a Women Caring for the Land workshop on June 19 at the Lanesboro Community Center, 202 Parkway Avenue S., Lanesboro, MN. These workshops are free for women to attend. The workshop starts a ..... 
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Recycling 101 - 5.19.14

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, May 16th, 2014
Posted in All The Great Outdoors

By LaVerne C. Paulson Recycling Education Coordinator The last week of April was a bit on the cool side and more or less relatively damp. But Mother Nature made a few changes so many of our farmers found their way into their fields when the sun r ..... 
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