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Pierre in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

A Changing Landscape

 
 
A Changing Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 18, 2017
1. A Changing Landscape Marker
Inscription.  
The landscape before you has undergone many changes since 1804. The Army's Corps of Discovery, headed by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, passed through here heading west. The hill you are standing on is man-made, associated with the construction of Oahe Dam by the Army Corps of Engineers.

How do you think this landscape looked like in 1804? The painting by George Catlin (right) will give you and idea. Try to find the Landmarks identified in the photograph (above). What would Lewis and Clark think about these changes?
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1804.
 
Location. 44° 26.64′ N, 100° 22.547′ W. Marker is in Pierre, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is on State Highway 1804, 1.7 miles west of Grey Goose Rd. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pierre SD 57501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis and Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); The Oahe Dam & Lake
A Changing Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 18, 2017
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(a few steps from this marker); Sioux Indian Mosaic (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turtle Effigy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oahe Mission (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oahe Mission School and Chapel (approx. 1.1 miles away); Stilling Basin (approx. 1.7 miles away); Centre of Missouri Valley History (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 17, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 20, 2023