“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Flandreau in Moody County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Waxdahl Claim Shack

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September 5, 2021
1. Waxdahl Claim Shack Marker
Inscription.  In 1877, a young man named Nels Pederson Waxdahl, originally from Vaksdal, Norway, came to Moody County and built a small sod house in Grovena Township Section 20 in which he lived in for several years. On July 14, 1885, he married Rosina Miller. According to his descendants, Waxdahl hauled wood from Luverne, Minnesota to build the small 12' x 14' claim shack for his family. Waxdahl's homestead claim was granted on March 23, 1888.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 1888.
Location. 44° 2.959′ N, 96° 34.946′ W. Marker is in Flandreau, South Dakota, in Moody County. Marker is on East 2nd Avenue west of Water Street, on the right when traveling east. Located on the grounds of the Moody County Museum in Flandreau. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 E Pipestone Ave, Flandreau SD 57028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverbend Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones School District #60 (within shouting distance
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September 5, 2021
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of this marker); Flandreau (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Mrs. Joseph Thatcher (approx. 0.8 miles away); Flandreau Indian High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Governor Bill Janklow (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wakpaipaksan Okodakiciye (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flandreau.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2021. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2021. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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