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Near Elk Point in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Grasshopper Cross

 
 
Grasshopper Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Grasshopper Cross Marker
Inscription.  The second rude cross erected on that miraculous day in May, 1876, when Father Pierre Boucher led his pilgrimage of Catholics & Protestants on an eleven mile trek seeking Divine Intervention in the grasshopper plague, was where you see the large white wooden cross a few rods south. Their prayers were answered, the grasshoppers up and left.
 
Erected 1966 by O. E. LaFleur and wife in memory of Adelor & Sarah LaFleur and State Historical Society. (Marker Number 404.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionDisastersEnvironment. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1876.
 
Location. 42° 38.979′ N, 96° 37.517′ W. Marker is near Elk Point, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 1B and 479th Avenue, on the right when traveling north on County Road 1B. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Point SD 57025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Fourteen Mile House (approx. 2˝ miles away); First Election in Northwestern United States (approx. 3.8 miles away); Elk Point (approx. 4 miles away); Lewis & Clark Campsite / Eli Wixson Farm Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); Return to "Elk Sign" Campsite (approx. 4.2 miles away); Entering an Uncertain Land (approx. 4.2 miles away); A Land of Plenty (approx. 4.2 miles away); U.S. Democracy Crosses the Mississippi River (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Point.
 
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Grasshopper Cross Marker, from the southeast image. Click for full size.
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2. Grasshopper Cross Marker, from the southeast
Grasshopper Cross Marker, from the northwest image. Click for full size.
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3. Grasshopper Cross Marker, from the northwest
Grasshopper Cross image. Click for full size.
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4. Grasshopper Cross
Located south of the marker, on 479th Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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