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Forum staff reports, Published November 26 2013

Fort Juelson named to National Register

UNDERWOOD, Minn. – Fort Juelson, located two miles east of here, was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The National Register is a listing of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects considered to be worthy of preservation.

Through integrity of location, materials, feeling and association, the site retains an association to traditional cultural practices that likely took place there in the Middle Woodland Tradition from 800 B.C. to A.D. 1750.

Its other compelling feature is the earthen barricade constructed in 1876 in response to fear of Indian attack. The remains provide a rare example of a Civil War-style fortification constructed under the leadership of war veterans to assuage the fears of the county’s early settlers.

For more information, call (218) 736-6038.