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

Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post

6 miles South

 
 
POST VERMILLION OR DICKSON'S POST Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, July 22, 2020
1. POST VERMILLION OR DICKSON'S POST Marker
Inscription.  In 1822, the Columbia Fur Company established a post at Audubon’s Point, opposite the mouth of Petite Arc Creek. Later taken over by the American Fur Company. William Dickson was factor from 1832 until his death before 1840 when Father Christian Hoecken baptized his daughter, Louise, there on May 30th. Theophile Bruguier was later in charge. Father Hoecken was there again in December, 1850, and Charles Larpenteur was then factor.
 
Erected 1966 by Clay Post 3061, V.F.W., Vermillion and State Highway Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 52.855′ N, 97° 9.735′ W. Marker is in Gayville, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker is on State Highway 50 0.8 miles east of 451st Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gayville SD 57031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 5.3 miles away).
 
What remains of Audubon Point on the Missouri River image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, November 11, 2011
2. What remains of Audubon Point on the Missouri River
Wide View of POST VERMILLION OR DICKSON'S POST Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, July 22, 2020
3. Wide View of POST VERMILLION OR DICKSON'S POST Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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