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Near Gayville in Yankton County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post

← 6 miles South

 
 
Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 22, 2020
1. Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post Marker
Inscription.  In 1822, the Columbis Fur Company established a post at Audubon’s Point, opposite the mouth of Petite Arc Creek. Later taken over by the American Fur Company. William Dickson was factor from 1832 until his death before 1840 when Father Christian Hoecken baptized his daughter, Louise, there on May 30th. Theophile Bruguier was later in charge. Father Hoecken was again there in December, 1850, and Charles Larpenteur was then the factor.
 
Erected 1966 by Clay Post 3061, V.F.W., Vermillion and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 415.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1822.
 
Location. 42° 52.855′ N, 97° 9.735′ W. Marker is near Gayville, South Dakota, in Yankton County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 50, 0.8 miles east of 451st Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gayville SD 57031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this
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marker, measured as the crow flies. Meckling (approx. 5.4 miles away); Meckling & Lincoln (approx. 5˝ miles away); Vangen Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Congregational Church of Star Corner (approx. 9.3 miles away); Ophir Lodge Memorial (approx. 9.3 miles away); Wakonda Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.4 miles away); Irene Veterans Memorial (approx. 14 miles away).
 
What remains of Audubon Point on the Missouri River image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, November 11, 2011
2. What remains of Audubon Point on the Missouri River
Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Roger Dean Meyer, July 22, 2020
3. Post Vermillion Or Dickson's Post Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2021, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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