Thursday, November 6, 2014

Stage Station Historical Marker / Osakis Historical Marker

East Nokomis Street
Osakis, MN

The Stage Station Historical Marker commemorates the Osakis stagecoach stop of the mid-1800s. It is a small turnoff and marker built in 1942 by the WPA.

"Osakis Stage Station
"Osakis was one of the stops on the Burbank Minnesota Stage Company line to the Red River, established in the spring of 1859 upon the opening of the Fort Abercrombie military road. During the Sioux Outbreak of 1862 the maintenance of this line of communication was vitally important, and the route was constantly patrolled by troops." [Seals of the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Department of Highways]