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

Savo Monument

 
 
Savo Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Savo Monument Marker
Inscription.  This monument was created to forever make available the story of those Finnish people who early came to Brown and Dickey Counties, and settled there.

Erected by the Savo Finnish Historical Society under the direction of John G. Peterson, the stainless steel plates are his painstaking handiwork.

This monument and the land on which it stands, by Chapter 168, Session Laws of 1959, became the Property of the State of South Dakota.
 
Erected 1960 by South Dakota Historical Society. (Marker Number 319.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
 
Location. 45° 52.752′ N, 98° 24.861′ W. Marker is near Frederick, South Dakota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of 391st Avenue (County Road 14) and 104th Street (County Road 3), on the right when traveling north on 391st Avenue. Located by Savo Lutheran Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick SD 57441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of the Finnish Pioneers (here, next to this marker); Savo Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memoriam (approx. 3.1 miles away); Old Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); The First Frederick School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Frederick, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); South Dakota (approx. 6.6 miles away); Philip Cain Gelling Homestead (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
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Savo Monument & Marker, from the south image. Click for full size.
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2. Savo Monument & Marker, from the south
Savo Monument, Marker, & Savo Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
September 17, 2022
3. Savo Monument, Marker, & Savo Lutheran Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2022. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2022.

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