The Dustin Massacre memorial is located just West of Littfin Truss, on the North side of US Highway 12. Here is a little more information on this event, 29 June 1863:
Albrights Mill Park
A book by Middleville township Author - Karen Erickson
ALBRIGHT'S: A PARK OF HISTORY: PART 1 (ALBRIGHT'S: A PARK OF HISTORY PART I)
by Karen Erickson (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
Book 1 of 2: ALBRIGHT'S: A PARK OF HISTORY PART I
History enthusiasts', "Little House on the Prairie" will have to take a back seat to this book. Read about the makings of the town of Albright's Mill from 1878 until it became a park in 1961.
Learn how some of the settlers survived hardships of the early days and the means by which they lived. Find out the true and factual gruesome details of death, the murder trial and outcome in the local area of Howard Lake, massacre of a family, many different ways of entertainment used, many different ways used to treat illnesses and more.
Be shocked as you read about the KKK , the farmers strike, and happenings in Wright County back in the day.
Many joined together so that history would not be forgotten and memories could be shared for generations to come with many pictures and facts gathered from those who lived in the community and town itself.
Readers will find this very educational, interesting and will want to keep this for their families in the future for reference.
Albright's Mill County River Park is an abandoned mill and mill race. It is a bucolic site with all the amenities: a picnic table, an outhouse, and a rope swing into the North Fork of the Crow River. What's not to like? It is just off County Road 5 about 4 miles North of Highway 12, where the Crow River runs under the road.
Middleville Township even has it's own 'ghost' town. This marker is off 49th Street SW, just West of County Road 5 on the North side of Smith Lake. That's Smith Lake in the upper right corner of the picture. Here's some more information courtesy of the Herald Journal: http://www.herald-journal.com/archives/2010/stories/smith-lake-ed.html and the StarTribune: http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/171836061.html