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Near Hayes in Stanley County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Plum Creek Waterhole

 
 
Plum Creek Waterhole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 15, 2016
1. Plum Creek Waterhole
Inscription.  
was best in the territory over 100 years ago. At that time there was a telegraph station, a road ranch, & the Deadwood Stage changed horses here. 3 famous old trails crossed here - Deadwood Trail - Ft Bennet Army trail to Neb. - Cherrycreek Indian Trail to Rosebud.
 
Erected 1951 by Matt A. Brown Chamberlain.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 20.457′ N, 101° 7.653′ W. Marker is near Hayes, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker is on U.S. 14, 2 miles south of State Route 34, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayes SD 57537, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deadwood Trail Went S.W. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Western Highway (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
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Plum Creek Waterhole & Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 15, 2016
2. Plum Creek Waterhole & Station Marker
Plum Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 15, 2016
3. Plum Creek Station Marker


Pierre Deadwood Trail

1878 - 1886
Harry L. Brost
Telegrapher
Plum Creek Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 15, 2016
4. Plum Creek Station Marker
Plum Creek & Plum Creek Waterhole (<i>view northeast from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2016
5. Plum Creek & Plum Creek Waterhole (view northeast from marker)
Plum Creek & Plum Creek Waterhole (<i>view east, downhill, from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2016
6. Plum Creek & Plum Creek Waterhole (view east, downhill, from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 358 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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