Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

North Barracks

Constructed in 1864

 
 
North Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. North Barracks Marker
Inscription.
Living conditions at the Fort were crude. Wood bunks were furnished with wool blankets and mattresses filled with straw. The bunks were uncomfortable and often infested with a variety of unwelcomed guests.

A poor diet of beans, cornmeal and salt pork, combined with crowded quarters and a lack of bathing facilities made life in the barracks an interesting experience.

Journal Entry
Sun. Nov. 12, 1865. The fort has greatly improved since we were here a year ago. Stone quarters nearly completed for us to go into.
 
Location. 45° 39.489′ N, 97° 31.784′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker is on 434th Ave.. Touch for map. The Marker is located 300 ft 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. Library (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); Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory
North Barracks Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. North Barracks Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); South Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Sisseton (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doctor's Residence (about 400 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 North Barracks. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
3. Buildings to the East including the North 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 114 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.
Paid Advertisement