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Near Eden in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hospital

Constructed in 1887

 
 
Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Hospital Marker
Inscription.  Sun. Nov. 26, 1865. Doc and Sep up all night gambling. Blowers and Peterson each made $25 tonight playing "Honest-John."

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 CastlesSettlements & 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

Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Hospital Marker
to this marker); Doctor's Residence (a few steps from this marker); Blockhouse and Breastworks (within shouting distance of this marker); Library-Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); North Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Quarters (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eden.
 
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.)
 
Buildings to the North including the Hospital image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Buildings to the North including the Hospital
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 6, 2015
4. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
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.
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