Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory
In February 1871, President Grant approved an 82,000 acre parcel of land measuring nine miles by fifteen miles as the Fort Sisseton Military Reservation. The land was set aside for use by the military for training exercises and hay ground for livestock.
As settlements encroached on the military reservation, government engineers surveyed the area. First lieutenant Faber led an eight-man crew using two four-mule wagon teams to mark the boundary on the military reservation. Since the military reservation and the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation intersected, five iron markers were used to make the military reservation boundary. They then place wooden posts every mile along the boundary. The original iron markers have been located and two have been brought back to Fort Sisseton.
Location. 45° 39.514′ N, 97° 31.769′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. 1½ miles south of 118th Stret. Marker is located 100 feet from the parking lot down a foot path at the Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton (a few steps from this marker); Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton (a few steps from this marker); North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sisseton (about 400 feet away); South Barracks (about 400 feet away); Doctor's Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.