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

Verendrye Site

National Historic Landmark

 
 
The Verendrye Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
1. The Verendrye Site Marker
Inscription.  
Verendrye Site
has been designated a

National
Historic Landmark


This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1991

National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1991 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExploration. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 44° 21.328′ N, 100° 22.712′ W. Marker is in Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker is on Verendrye Drive (2nd Street), 0.4 miles north of West 2nd Avenue. Marker is located at the Verendrye National Historic Site, on the hilltop overlooking Fort Pierre and the Missouri River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Pierre SD 57532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Verendrye Tablet Site (here, next to this marker); Translation of the Verendrye Plate
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(a few steps from this marker); Verendrye Explorers (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Verendrye Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Pierre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark / Fort Pierre, South Dakota (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Pierre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casey Tibbs (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Pierre.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large National Park Service/Department of the Interior metal plaque, mounted at waist-level on a tall stone monument.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Verendrye National Historic Site
 
Also see . . .  Verendrye Site. The Verendrye Site, on Verendrye Hill overlooking the city of Fort Pierre just northwest of where the Bad and Missouri Rivers come together, is one of only a few verifiable sites associated with the first Europeans to explore the northern Great Plains region. Frenchman Pierre
Verendrye Site Marker (<i>tall view; related marker in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
2. Verendrye Site Marker (tall view; related marker in background)
Gaultier De La Verendrye and his sons explored the interior of North America in the 18th century. In 1742, Francois and Louis-Joseph Verendrye embarked on an expedition to find a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Though the Verendryes’ epic achievements were dismissed as a failure in their time because they found no Northwest Passage to the Pacific, this site documents their undisputed role in the French effort to achieve colonial dominance in North America. (Submitted on October 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Verendrye Site Marker (<i>wide view; related markers, Missouri River & Pierre, SD in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 19, 2016
3. Verendrye Site Marker (wide view; related markers, Missouri River & Pierre, SD in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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