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Near Sturgis in Meade County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bear Butte

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
1. Bear Butte Marker
Inscription.  
Entered into the National
Register of Historic Places
June 19, 1973

Under the National Preservation
Act of October 15, 1966

Bear Butte was placed in the National Register Because of its Spiritual value To the Plains Indians as well as its Part as a navigational Landmark to Early travelers.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is June 19, 1973.
 
Location. 44° 28.06′ N, 103° 25.258′ W. Marker is near Sturgis, South Dakota, in Meade County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 79. Located at the Bear Butte State Park near the Education Center. Bear Butte State Park is open year round. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20250 Hwy 79, Sturgis SD 57785, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Mountain of the Plains Indians (here, next to this marker); Capt. William F. Raynolds (here, next to this marker); Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller (here, next to this marker); a different marker
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
2. Bear Butte Marker
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also named Bear Butte (here, next to this marker); Thomas E. Odell (here, next to this marker); Dr. F. V. Hayden (here, next to this marker); Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bear Butte (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturgis.
 
Also see . . .  Bear Butte State Park. (Submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Bear Butte Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 24, 2021
3. Bear Butte Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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