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Wessington Springs in Jerauld County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Legion Hill

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August 29, 2021
1. Legion Hill Marker
Inscription.  In 1934 this hill was designated as Legion Hill to honor the veterans of World War I with a stone monument still in its original location at the top of the hill. In 2007 a plaque was placed on the monument to honor these WWI veterans and all men and women from all branches of service, including the National Guard who have served our country during times of war and peace and those who will serve our country in the future. Legion Hill was also known as Cannon Hill because at one time a World War I cannon was sitting on top of the hill. It has since been relocated to the American Legion lawn overlooking the prairie.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 44° 4.692′ N, 98° 34.499′ W. Marker is in Wessington Springs, South Dakota, in Jerauld County. Marker is on 1st Street Southwest, 0.1 miles south of West Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wessington Springs SD 57382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Legion Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Wessington Springs' First Home
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Neutral Ground (about 700 feet away); Noble's Trail Campsite (about 700 feet away); Municipal Field House (about 800 feet away); Wessington Springs Trivia (about 800 feet away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stratton Park (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wessington Springs.
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August 29, 2021
2. Legion Hill Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2021. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2021. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2021. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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