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Near Mobridge in Walworth County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Revheim Park

 
 
Revheim Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
1. Revheim Park Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated to the early settlers of the Mobridge area, Revheim Park is named for Mons J. Revheim who established a homestead on this site in 1881. During the Great Dakota Boom of 1878-1887, thousands of landseekers headed for western Dakota Territory in search of free land a new life. Most of those homesteading in this area were farmers from Northern Europe, primarily immigrants from Scandinavian countries.

Mons Revheim (1862-1942), born and raised in a farming community on Osteroy, Norway, arrived at this location in the summer of 1881 with his two brothers, Ingebret and Baste. Finding good souls and thick stands of timber, Mons filed a homestead patent on a section of prime bottom land along the Missouri River. In 1882 he constructed a one room cabin of logs with a roof of sod and cottonwood branches. The cabin remained on this land until 1962 when it became inundated by Oahe Reservoir.
 
Erected by US Army Corp of Engineers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.

Picnic shelter at Revheim Recreation Area. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
2. Picnic shelter at Revheim Recreation Area.
45° 31.149′ N, 100° 24.254′ W. Marker is near Mobridge, South Dakota, in Walworth County. Marker is on Revheim Road East, on the right when traveling east. Located in Revheim Bay State Recreation Area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mobridge SD 57601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Valuable Member of the Team (approx. 1.6 miles away); "the track of the white bear" (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lewis and Clark/Mobridge (approx. 1.7 miles away); "they just did a man's job" (approx. 2.2 miles away); "Sakakawea and Lewis & Clark" (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 2.4 miles away); Honored Leaders (approx. 2˝ miles away); A Final Resting Place (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobridge.
 
Playground at Revheim Recreation Area. image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 21, 2020
3. Playground at Revheim Recreation Area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Last updated on July 31, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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