Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Completed in 1887, the Illinois Central was the fourth major railroad to come to Sioux Falls. The line went through the quarry town of East Sioux Falls and connected Sioux Falls to Chicago, Illinois, via Cherokee, Iowa. Richard F. Pettigrew, Edwin A. Sherman, and Russell G. Parmley worked together to secure land for the depot and right-of-way for the tracks.
Erected by Big Sioux River Recreation Trail and Greenway, and Siouxland Heritage Museums.
Location. 43° 33.031′ N, 96° 43.448′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker can be reached from North Cherapa Place south of East 6th Street. Touch for map. Marker is located along the Big Sioux River Recreation Trail, overlooking the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 North Cherapa Place, Sioux Falls SD 57103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Industry (here, next to this marker); Manchester Biscuit Company Raven Industries (a few steps from this marker); Quarries (within shouting distance of this marker); Flooding (within shouting distance of this marker); Recreation (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Sioux Falls (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted at eye-level on a tall stone pillar.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Illinois Central Depot, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Also see . . . The Great Dakota Boom. The years 1878-1887 are most commonly recognized as the period of greatest growth, with 1883 being its peak. The few settlements existing prior to this time maintained a very tenuous existence on the prairie, and several, like Sioux Falls, were abandoned altogether due to Indian scares, drought, or locusts. As the economic depression of 1873 abated, the railroads took a new interest (Submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Last updated on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.