Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
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.
Tues. Nov. 14, 1865. Took the best bath I could and put on clean clothes, first time in nearly three weeks. We indulged in a stag dance this evening.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 39.448′ N, 97° 31.793′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. 1˝ miles south of 118th Stret. The Marker is located .1 mile from the parking lot on the main foot path. 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. The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster and Commissary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutants Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guard House (about 300 feet away); Magazine (about 300 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.