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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road

 
 
The Old Yankton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
1. The Old Yankton Trail Marker
Inscription.  Here is preserved the Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road
Over this trail the people of Sioux Falls fled to Yankton under cavalry escort for safety from hostile Sioux Indians, Aug. 28, 1862
 
Erected 1926 by Sophomore Class of the 1926 Sioux Falls College Minnehaha County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is August 28, 1862.
 
Location. 43° 31.951′ N, 96° 44.261′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is on West 22nd street, on the left when traveling west. marker is on the campus of the University of Sioux Falls , behind the Norman B. Mears Library, currently (2016) surrounded by a construction site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 West 22nd Street, Sioux Falls SD 57105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. AAUW Sioux Falls Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); Lowell School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Drs. Van Demark (approx.
The Old Yankton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
2. The Old Yankton Trail Marker
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0.4 miles away); Land Grant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mammoth: Denizen of the Ice (approx. half a mile away); Moses (approx. half a mile away); From Glory to Glory (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lost Bird (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
The Old Yankton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
3. The Old Yankton Trail Marker
Marker can be seen at a distance; surrounded by protective concrete barriers
The Old Yankton Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 12, 2016
4. The Old Yankton Trail Marker
The construction site; Mears Library to the left, 22nd Street crosses behind
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 5, 2022