Near Eden in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Constructed in 1881
One of the doctor's duties was to record mammal sightings. In 1869, elk, buffalo, antelope, grey wolf, and black bear were recorded. The antelope is the only animal still sighted in this region.
Due to dwindling numbers, an order was issued prohibiting the hunting of prairie chickens in 1876. This may have been the first conservation practice implemented in the area.
Wed. Nov. 22, 1865. Met my old comrade, Captain Ryan. He has been out trapping and has developed into a splendid cook.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is October 22, 1865.
Location. 45° 39.498′ N, 97° 31.866′ W. Marker is near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Avenue near 118th Street. 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. Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse and Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort SissetonLibrary-Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stable (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away); North Barracks (about 400 feet away); Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 176 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.