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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2012 10:04 pm | Updated: 3:35 pm, Thu Apr 11, 2013.

FORT RIDGELY STATE PARK, NEAR FAIRFAX — Traces of history are everywhere near what's left of Fort Ridgely. You just need to know where to look for it.

 In the woods along the seventh fairway on the nine-hole golf course at Fort Ridgely, where you're as likely to find golf balls as arrow points or a button from a soldier's uniform, is an earthen barricade built by soldiers on Aug. 21, 1862 — one day after a fierce attack by Dakota fighters and one day before a second attack.

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