Constructed in 1864
Soldiers spent much of their off duty time playing chess, checkers and card games. Drinking and gambling were commonplace. Stag dances became popular and helped to counteract the loneliness and isolation they experienced at this frontier post.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1865.
Location. 45° 39.448′ N, 97° 31.793′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue 1˝ miles south of 118th Street. The Marker is located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave, Eden SD 57232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutant's Office
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 174 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.