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Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Library

Constructed in 1881

 
 
Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Library Marker
Inscription.
Filling the countless hours proved to be a soldier's greatest challenge. According to one soldier, "everybody is writing who can raise a pencil or sheet of paper."

When mail was delayed, soldiers turned to reading books. The library was in existence in 1875 and contained ninety-four books.

This building also served as a schoolhouse and chapel.

Journal Entry
Wed. Jan. 3, 1886. We are mighty anxious to get mail. Nothing will make soldiers homesick so quick as not receiving letters from families or friends.
 
Location. 45° 39.493′ N, 97° 31.806′ W. Marker is in Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker can be reached from 434th Ave. 1 miles south of 118th Stret. Touch for map. The Marker is located 375 feet from the parking lot on the main foot path. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave,, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital
Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Library Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Doctor's Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); South Barracks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicForts, Castles
 
Map of buildings to the north including the Library. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Map of buildings to the north including the Library.
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 6, 2015
4. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 244 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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