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Eureka in McPherson County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Charles N. Herreid

Fourth Governor of South Dakota

— 1901-1904 —

 
 
Charles N. Herreid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 20, 2018
1. Charles N. Herreid Marker
Inscription.  Born in Dane County, Wisconsin, October 20th, 1857, he graduated from Galesville College and in 1882 from the Law School of the University of Wisconsin and came to Leola, McPherson County, Dakota. He was elected Register of Deeds and County Clerk at the organizational meeting of McPherson County on March 6th, 1884.

He and his wife, Jeanette E. Slye, were among the first residents of Leola where he practiced law until 1893 when he moved to Eureka. He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1892 and again in 1894 and was a Regent of Education 1897-1901. He was elected Governor in 1900 and his sponsorship of the State Historical Society was a great factor in its becoming a State Department. At the close of his term, in 1904, he went to Aberdeen, where he was president of the citizens State Bank and of the Street Railway Company and a leading citizen until his death at Aberdeen July 6th, 1928.

By Faith a Presbyterian, he was a Thirty third degree Mason. He was Food Administrator for South Dakota during World War I. Noted for his fine diction, he was a lover of man, an outdoor sportsman and a traveler of note. He did much for Eureka
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in his 11 years as a resident.
 
Erected 1961 by Eureka Chamber of Commerce and State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 332.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1884.
 
Location. 45° 46.059′ N, 99° 38.047′ W. Marker is in Eureka, South Dakota, in McPherson County. Marker is on South Dakota Route 10 near South Dakota Route 47. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1764 J Ave, Eureka SD 57437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honoring the People of the Eureka Area (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hoffnungstal EV. Lutheran Church (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Charles N. Herreid Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 20, 2018
2. Charles N. Herreid Marker
Eureka Pioneer Museum of McPherson County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 20, 2018
3. Eureka Pioneer Museum of McPherson County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on September 21, 2021. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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