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

South Barracks

Constructed in 1864

 
 
South Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. South Barracks Marker
Inscription.
Soldiers spent much of their off duty time playing chess, checkers and card games. Drinking and gambling were commonplace. Stag dances became popular and helped to counteract the loneliness and isolation they experienced at this frontier post.

Journal Entry
Tues. Nov. 14, 1865. Took the best bath I could and put on clean clothes, first time in nearly three weeks. We indulged in a stag dance this evening.
 
Location. 45° 39.448′ N, 97° 31.793′ 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 .1 mile 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. The Laundress Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster and Commissary Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Adjutants Office (within shouting distance
South Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. South Barracks Marker
of this marker); Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Guard House (about 300 feet away); Magazine (about 300 feet away). 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. Forts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Buildings to the East including the South Barracks. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Buildings to the East including the South Barracks.
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 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 117 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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