Leavenworth-Shetek Bus Tour

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Leavenworth-Shetek Bus Tour

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


This tour covers a combination of two separate topics: the Leavenworth Rescue Expedition and the history of the Old Shetek Trail.

Visit historic sites along the way which depict the failed August 19th rescue attempt of family and friends along the Big Cottonwood River. On the Shetek route between Iberia and Springfield, learn the trails history and it’s impact on settlers before & during the U.S.-Dakota War.

We will stop in Springfield for lunch. To learn about the western part of the Shetek Trail, we’ll then listen to guest, Janet Timmerman, discuss Lake Shetek, etc. On the return route, we’ll either view the eastern end of the Shetek Trail or detour to the Milford Monument area

Note: Due to travel limitations of the motor coach, we may not get to all the sites, but they can be pointed out. Lunch is included in the ticket price.

To purchase tickets/make reservations, contact 507-233-2621 or email education@browncountyhistorymn.org



August 19
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Brown County Historical Society


Brown County Historical Society
2 North Broadway Street
New Ulm, MN 56073 United States
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