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

Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern

 
 
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2016
1. Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Marker
Inscription.  
On June 2, 1983, a meeting to save rail service was organized by area shippers and community leaders at the American Legion Hall in Philip that began a three year struggle which culminated in the creation of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. This memorial is dedicated with heartfelt appreciation to the communities and shippers that made our existence possible.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 2, 1983.
 
Location. 44° 2.289′ N, 101° 39.858′ W. Marker is in Philip, South Dakota, in Haakon County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street and South Center Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Oak Street. Marker is located in a small triangular plaza on the south side of East Oak Street, overlooking the railroad tracks to the south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philip SD 57567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Molyneux Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
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1. Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern. The DM&E came into existence in 1986 when the Chicago & North Western Railway (the C&NW) decided to abandon a large chunk of its railroad in South Dakota in 1985, which at the time was quite unprofitable as nearly all of the granger railroads during that period were having a very tough time earning a profit on a region which was not only overpopulated with railroads but also losing traffic. What actually led to the DM&E’s creation was in part due to US Senator Larry Pressler who fought against the C&NW’s proposed abandonment of the South Dakota lines and won (which then led to DM&E being created to serve the routes). (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad. In the early 1980s, Chicago and North Western Railway (CNW) announced plans to abandon a section of railroad through Minnesota and South Dakota that dated to 1859. Due to pressure from customers and Senator Larry Pressler from South Dakota, a deal was reached and announced on April 24, 1986, creating the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Railroad out of sections of CNW from Winona, Minnesota, to Rapid City, South Dakota. This deal also included buildings, rolling stock
Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2016
2. Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern Marker (wide view)
and locomotives, mostly rebuilt EMD SD9s, from the CNW. (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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