Constructed in 1887
During the Roaring Twenties, the Fort was leased for use as a hunting lodge. The hospital became the club room and main gathering place. Sportsmen came to hunt prairie chickens and ducks. For the poor marksmen, and for those who had more interest in poker, a professional hunter was hired to shoot the birds.
Guests also enjoyed boating on nearby lakes. There was even a putting green on the parade grounds.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 45° 39.5′ N, 97° 31.851′ W. Marker was near Eden, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker could be reached from 434th Avenue 1˝ miles south of 118th Stret. The Marker is located 500 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave, Eden SD 57232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Hospital (here, next
More about this marker. Marker has been Removed and replaced with a different one. Will update soon.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 177 times since then. Last updated on December 8, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.