Blunt in Hughes County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
the man who taught
this house on
October 4th, 1885
Erected 1950 by the Guy Barnes Family. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 4, 1885.
Location. 44° 30.748′ N, 99° 59.441′ W. Marker is in Blunt, South Dakota, in Hughes County. Marker is on Pierre Street (198th Street) (U.S. 14) west of Commercial Street, on the left when traveling east. Located on the north side of the highway, just west of Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blunt SD 57522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. You are now on the 100° Meridian (approx. half a mile away); Fort Sully (approx. 14 miles away); Sully County, South Dakota Veteran's Memorial Medicine Knoll River (approx. 14.1 miles away).
More about this marker. A driveway and the subject house are located just north of the marker.
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Also see . . . William Mentor Graham. Abraham Lincoln's Tutor, Mentor Graham, as he was known to the locals, was born in Kentucky to a poor farming family. He had a great thirst for knowledge and was the star student at the village school. By the age of 16 he was the headmaster. Graham taught Lincoln surveying, mathematics, reading, writing and Shakespeare. The two men enjoyed walking the woods and discussing events of the day. Not only was he a teacher he was also Lincoln’s friend. Later, he would move to South Dakota with his family where he would get back into farming as he acquired 160 acres. Although he died in South Dakota he would later be reburied in New Salem, Illinois. (Submitted on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on July 16, 2021. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.