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Fall River in Fall River County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive

 
 
Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2015
1. Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive Marker
Inscription. This highway along Fall River is dedicated to Leslie Jensen, 15th Governor of South Dakota 1937-1939, a native of Hot Springs, and a son of Chris Jensen, Black Hills Pioneer and Lille May Haxby Jensen. Educated in Hot Springs, Culver Military Academy and the University of South Dakota, he took an early interest in the Military and was a lieutenant in the 4th South Dakota Infantry on the Mexican Border in 1916-17 and when that organization became the 147th Field Artillery in World War I, he went to France with it and was the Regimental Adjutant. Staying with the 147th, he was its Lieutenant Colonel in 1937 when, as Governor, he became his own Commander-in-Chief. Promoted to Colonel in 1941, he took his Regiment to the South Pacific in World War II and when the Regiment was battalionized in 1943, he served with distinction as a Base Commander on the staff of the Commanding General of the Sixth Army. In 1921 he was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the District of South Dakota serving until 1934 when he returned to Hot Springs and to the telephone business which his father had started in 1894. His administration, in 1937, initiated a Highway Construction program of great economic and social benefit to his native state.
 
Erected 1962 by Friends of Leslie Jensen and the State Highway Commission
Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 6, 2015
2. Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive Marker
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Location. 43° 24.198′ N, 103° 25.212′ W. Marker is in Fall River, South Dakota, in Fall River County. Marker is on Fall River Road (U.S. 385) near Hill Side Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13223 Fall River Road, Hot Springs SD 57747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fall River Falls (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hot Springs, SD (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD (approx. 3.5 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith’s Route - - 1823 (approx. 9 miles away); Paha Sapa Limestone (approx. 11 miles away); The CCC's Enduring Legacy (approx. 11 miles away); Life in a Prairie Dog Town (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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