Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
This Fort is for the Birds
The prairie pothole lakes region that surrounds Fort Sisseton is a haven for birds. Birds and waterfowl were found in abundance when the military arrived at Fort Sisseton. In 1868 and 1869, Fort surgeon Dr. B. Knickerbocker recorded 44 species of birds on the military reservation. He even saw two rare species of birds while they nested - migratory Trumpeter Swans and Sandhill Cranes.
Today, birders can witness several species of waterfowl including Double Breasted Cormorants, Great Blue Herons, Pelicans, Canada Geese and a great variety of ducks. Other birds common to South Dakota that can be found on the Coteau des Prairie include Warblers, White and Red-Breasted Nuthatches, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers, Red-Tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles.
Location. 45° 39.401′ N, 97° 32.319′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker is on 434th Ave. near 118th Stret. This marker is 1/2 mile from the main post to the west. This marker is 1/4 mile from the post cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11907 434th Ave,, Lake City SD 57247, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Post Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Bulldozing the Landscape (approx. ¼ mile away); Wealth of Wildlife (approx. 0.3 miles away); Officers' Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Adjutants Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Doctor's Residence (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magazine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
Also see . . . Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. (Submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 101 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.