Joseph R. Brown State Wayside (Site)
Located on Renville Co. 15, south of Sacred Heart. The Joseph R. Brown State Wayside Rest displays the granite ruins of Brown’s home from 1862. Destroyed during the U.S./Dakota Conflict of 1862, the three story home was a mansion compared to normal pioneer homes. Brown’s family was spared because of his wife’s Native American heritage. Brown was a politician, inventor, publisher and Indian Agent.