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Marty in Charles Mix County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Martin Marty / Rev. Sylvester Eisenman

 
 
Martin Marty/Rev. Sylvester Eisenman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
1. Martin Marty/Rev. Sylvester Eisenman Marker
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Martin Marty
1834-1896

First Abbot of St. Meinrad Archabbey, First Bishop of the Dakota Territory, began to visit the Indians in this territory in 1877. He established the first Indian Mission called St. Ann’s Mission of Wheeler, about 30 miles N.W. of here in 1878. The same year South Dakota was created a state - 1889, he was made the first Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Rev. Sylvester Eisenman
1892-1948

With the help of many friends, built St. Paul’s Mission, Marty, and with the help of 3 Blessed Sacrament Sisters he operated it as a school Indian education in 1924. In 1935, he established here the convent for the Oblate Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. He laid down his burden on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14, 1948.

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Erected by State of South Dakota.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 42° 59.61′ N, 98° 

Wide View of Martin Marty/Rev. Sylvester Eisenman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
2. Wide View of Martin Marty/Rev. Sylvester Eisenman Marker
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25.591′ W. Marker is in Marty, South Dakota, in Charles Mix County. Marker is on 303rd Street east of 388th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marty SD 57361, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Statute of Bishop Martin Marty image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
3. Statute of Bishop Martin Marty
“Tamaheca”, Apostle of the Sioux Indians, First Abbot of the Benedictines at St. Meinrad, Indiana, Vicar Apostolic of Dakota Territory, First Bishop of Sioux Falls, 1834-1896
St. Paul's Church image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
4. St. Paul's Church
Layout of Marty Indian School image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
5. Layout of Marty Indian School
Statute of Unidentified Indian Woman image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 2, 2011
6. Statute of Unidentified Indian Woman
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.
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