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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Vermillion in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Great Missouri River

Missouri National Recreational River

 
 
The Great Missouri River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 20, 2016
1. The Great Missouri River Marker
Inscription. The Missouri, the continent's longest river, figures prominently in the unfolding of America's saga. Flowing nearby in its 2,341 - mile course from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi, the Big Muddy is not only loaded with sediment but steeped in stories about American Indians, Lewis and Clark, fur traders, and steamboat captains.

The Missouri River's role in the settlement of the Great Plains is celebrated in two free flowing portions that Congress set aside as Missouri National Recreational River. Unlike the dammed and channelized sections, these river segments provide opportunities to pursue outdoor activities within one of America's great historic settings.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 47.047′ N, 96° 47.225′ W. Marker is near Vermillion, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Interstate 29 at milepost 26 and South Dakota Route 50. Click for map. Marker is located at Homestead Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Vermillion SD 57069, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Homestead Rest Area (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Rural Electric Cooperative
Homestead Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, February 20, 2016
2. Homestead Rest Area
(approx. 2 miles away); Bruyer Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); St. Mary's Catholic Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Fort Brule (approx. 5.9 miles away); Richland Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lewis & Clark Campsite / Eli Wixson Farm Site (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vermillion.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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