Near Hayes in Stanley County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Plum Creek Waterhole
was best in the territory over 100 years ago. At that time there was a telegraph station, a road ranch, & the Deadwood Stage changed horses here. 3 famous old trails crossed here - Deadwood Trail - Ft Bennet Army trail to Neb. - Cherrycreek Indian Trail to Rosebud.
Erected 1951 by Matt A. Brown Chamberlain.
Location. 44° 20.457′ N, 101° 7.653′ W. Marker is near Hayes, South Dakota, in Stanley County. Marker is on U.S. 14 2 miles south of State Route 34, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hayes SD 57537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deadwood Trail Went S.W. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early Western Highway (approx. 7.8 miles away).
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 5, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.