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Lead in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Thomas Johnston Grier

 
 
Thomas Johnston Grier Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
1. Thomas Johnston Grier Marker
Inscription.  
To the Memory
of
Thomas Johnston Grier

Born at Pakenham, Ontario, Canada, May 18th, 1850
Died at Los Angeles, California, September 22nd, 1914

Superintendent Homestake Properties
1884 to 1914

 
Erected by Homestake Employees, Homestake Mining Co., Hearst Mercantile Co., Citizens of Lead and the Black Hills, and Friends and Business Acquaintances.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 44° 21.087′ N, 103° 46.277′ W. Marker is in Lead, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is on West Main Street / CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) east of Paul Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker and statue are located near the sidewalk, directly in front of the Christ Episcopal Church at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 631 West Main Street, Lead SD 57754, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church and Grier Statue (here, next to this marker); City Hall and Masonic Temple (about 400
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Dakota Rebekah Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away); United States Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Glover House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Compressed Air Locomotive #9 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery Locomotive (approx. 0.2 miles away); Man Car / Ambulance (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lead.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted at eye-level on the polished pink granite pedestal supporting the Thomas Johnston Grier statue.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Christ Episcopal Church & Thomas Johnston Grier Statue
 
Also see . . .
1. Grier, Thomas Johnston. The year 1878 witnessed Mr. Grier's arrival in the Black Hills, at which time be entered the employ of the Homestake Company as bookkeeper. Six years later, or in 1884, following the demise of Samuel McMaster, he was appointed to the vacant position of superintendent of the company and so remained for three decades, honored
Thomas Johnston Grier Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
2. Thomas Johnston Grier Marker (tall view)
This monument is Deadwood-Lead '76 Centennial Historical Site #7
and respected alike by stockholders and employes. Under his direction was developed the largest gold mine in the world, but Mr. Grier, although he had every opportunity to do so, never became a stockholder, feeling that he could serve the interests of both employers and employees with greater fairness and justice if he was not financially connected with the corporation. (Submitted on July 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Homestake Mine. The Homestake Mine was a deep underground gold mine located in Lead, South Dakota. Until it closed in 2002 it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America. The mine produced more than forty million troy ounces of gold during its lifetime. Today, the Homestake Mine is famous in scientific circles for being the site at which the solar neutrino problem was first discovered. This became known as the Homestake Experiment. The deep underground laboratory was set up by Raymond Davis Jr. in the mid-1960s to become the first experiment to observe solar neutrinos. (Submitted on July 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Thomas Johnston Grier Memorial (<i>marker mounted on pedestal below statue</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
3. Thomas Johnston Grier Memorial (marker mounted on pedestal below statue)
Thomas Johnston Grier Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
4. Thomas Johnston Grier Statue
Thomas Johnston Grier Memorial (<i>wide view; Christ Episcopal Church in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2018
5. Thomas Johnston Grier Memorial (wide view; Christ Episcopal Church in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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