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"The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County"

 
 
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1. "The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County" Marker
Inscription.  In late October 1883, Joseph Powell who lived in the NE ¼ of Section 30 of Myron Township sited a bull buffalo near the claim of Herbert Geddes in the NE ¼ of Section 9 of Myron Township. They followed the bull in a wagon to about three miles west of LaFoon or three miles east of Faulkton. C.A. Ritter, who lived on Section 1 of Tamworth Township, riding his horse, joined the group. As the bull entered the valley of Section 7 of LaFoon Township near the Snake Creek, Ritter shot the buffalo with his shotgun using a No 6 shot. Powell hauled the carcass to LaFoon where buffalo steaks were served at the LaFoon House Hotel.

Early pioneers found many bleached bones of the American bison or buffallo attesting to the vast herds that once existed. LaFoon, the town, like the wild buffalo, no longer exists.

Dotun Popoola and Jonthan Imafidor artists from Nigria painted this mural in July 2018 on the west side of the Faulk County Museum building. The Faulkton Area Arts Council sponsored the painting to preserve a story from area history through art.
 
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Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1883.
 
Location. 45° 2.036′ N, 99° 7.522′ W. Marker is in Faulkton, South Dakota, in Faulk County. Marker is on Court Street east of 9th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 Court St, Faulkton SD 57438, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Faulkton, SD (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Foncannon Post No. 102 Memorial (about 600 feet away); Guido van Helten (approx. 0.3 miles away); Frank M. Byrne (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pickler Mansion (approx. 0.4 miles away); LaFoon 1882 - 1891 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cresbard, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 12.7 miles away).
 
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<i>"The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County"</i> Mural & Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2022
2. "The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County" Mural & Marker
<i>"The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County"</i> Mural image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2022
3. "The Last Wild Buffalo Hunt In Faulk County" Mural
 
 
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