Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Laundress Quarters
The log buildings along the south side of the fort were used as officers quarters in the early years of the fort. When the brick officers' quarters were completed the log buildings became married enlisted men's and laundress quarters.
The laundress charged soldiers by the piece or at a monthly rate set by the commanding officer. The laundress collected the money the soldiers owed her directly from the paymaster.
The buildings were dismantled in the 1890s. Several archeological digs have uncovered where the buildings were located. Artifacts such as bottle fragments, doll pieces, ceramics and hardware were recovered during these digs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 39.428′ N, 97° 31.804′ W. Marker is near 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 Quartermaster and Commissary Building (a few steps from this marker); South Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Guard House (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutants Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Magazine (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 139 times since then and 10 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.