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

Comanche Park

 
 
Comanche Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 3, 2018
1. Comanche Park Marker
Inscription.  
Comanche, an Indian mustang ridden by Captain Keogh, Seventh U.S. Cavalry, was named for the Comanche Indians, from whom he was captured. The buckskin horse proved dependable under fire and was ridden by Keogh during the ill-fated Battle of the Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876. When “Custer’s Last Stand” had ended, only one survivor of the Cavalry unit was found- Keogh’s horse, Comanche.

General Custer’s forces, including Keogh and his faithful mount, Comanche, spent the winter near here in 1874.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1876.
 
Location. 43° 43.968′ N, 103° 42.817′ W. Marker is in Custer, South Dakota, in Custer County. This marker is near campsite #21 in Comanche Park Campground off US 16 in Custer, South Dakota. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Custer SD 57730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jasper vs. Jewel (approx. 5.8 miles away); Prescribed Fire (approx. 5.8
Comanche Park Campground in Black Hills National Forest. image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 3, 2018
2. Comanche Park Campground in Black Hills National Forest.
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miles away); Horace N. Ross (approx. 6.1 miles away); Custer County Courthouse (approx. 6.1 miles away); First National Bank of Dakota Territory (approx. 6.2 miles away); Frontier Protection (approx. 6.3 miles away); Everything changes, or does it? (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Comanche. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Captain Myles Keogh. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
3. Comanche Park Campground. (Submitted on October 18, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 18, 2021