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

Missouri River

 
 
Missouri River Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 1, 2018
1. Missouri River Marker
Inscription.  When the Oahe Dam was built, taming the Mighty Missouri River, the resulting reservoir backed up 231 miles. The dam was completed in 1962 and was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. The body of water, named Lake Oahe, boasts 2,250 miles of shoreline, and ample opportunity for fishermen and water lovers alike.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 3.776′ N, 102° 26.384′ W. Marker is in Wasta, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on I-90 E, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wasta SD 57791, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's Only Corn Palace - Mitchell (here, next to this marker); Native American Culture (a few steps from this marker); Cheyenne River Rest Area (approx. 0.3 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial Highway (approx. 0.3 miles away).
 
Missouri River Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 1, 2018
2. Missouri River Marker
Missouri River Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 1, 2018
3. Missouri River Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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