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First Flour Mill in Dakota

on Sioux 5 miles NE

 
 
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1. First Flour Mill in Dakota Marker
Inscription.  Dakota's first flour mill was established in 1867, after the Legislature gave them a water right on the Big Sioux five miles northeast, by Preston Hotchkiss & Amos Dexter on Lot 3, Section 32, Township 91, Range 48. They sold to Crill & Sargent in 1869. Called the Portland mill, it operated until 1887. It was just below the bridge.
 
Erected 1966 by Farmer's Elevator Co. and State Historical Society. (Marker Number 401.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 42° 36.296′ N, 96° 33.704′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jefferson SD 57038, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Peter's Church Jefferson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grasshopper Cross
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(about 600 feet away); Postmasters Jefferson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Twelve Mile House (approx. half a mile away); Fourteen Mile House (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Grasshopper Cross (approx. 4˝ miles away); From Settlement to State Park (approx. 5˝ miles away in Iowa); Geology Wonders (approx. 5˝ miles away in Iowa). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson.
 
First Flour Mill in Dakota Marker, from the southeast image. Click for full size.
January 8, 2022
2. First Flour Mill in Dakota Marker, from the southeast
First Flour Mill in Dakota Marker, from the northwest image. Click for full size.
January 8, 2022
3. First Flour Mill in Dakota Marker, from the northwest
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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