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Near Columbia in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Father Alexandra Ravoux

 
 
Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker image. Click for full size.
September 17, 2022
1. Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker
Inscription.  
In 1845 near this spot in a Cuthead Indian village
Father Alexandra Ravoux
celebrated the first mass of record in South Dakota

 
Erected by Catholic Order of Foresters Court 1389, Aberdeen. (Marker Number 570.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 45° 42.649′ N, 98° 18.609′ W. Marker is near Columbia, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker can be reached from 396th Avenue, 0.6 miles south of 115th Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in Columbia Day Use Area, south of the Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SD 57433, 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 crow flies. The View from the Top (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sand Lake's Observation Tower (approx. 0.9 miles away); Songbirds (approx. 1.1 miles away);
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Waterfowl (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Columbia Marsh (approx. 3.6 miles away); a different marker also named Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge (approx. 4.4 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker, from the west image. Click for full size.
September 17, 2022
2. Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker, from the west
Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker, view from the northern road image. Click for full size.
September 17, 2022
3. Father Alexandra Ravoux Marker, view from the northern road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2022. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2022.   3. submitted on September 25, 2022.

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