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

Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton

 
 
Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton Marker
Inscription.

In 1996, with Executive Order 96-06, South Dakota Governor William J. "Bill" Janklow created the Governor's Commission on Fort Sisseton. His action ensured that input from dedicated local individuals, with a knowledge of history and a passion for the past, would help guide the management and preservation of this historic landmark. He was instrumental in the investment of substantial private, state, and federal funds into the renovation and restoration of the fort. That funding has also enabled the fort to encourage four-season usage and enhance its interpretive efforts. Year after year, he sent specially trained teams of prison trusties to the for, where they worked thousands of hours rehabilitating the buildings and improving the grounds. To the memory of Governor Bill Janklow's steadfast support for Fort Sisseton, this plaque is dedicated.

Fort Sisseton Commission
June 8, 2013
 
Location. 45° 39.508′ N, 97° 31.774′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker is on 434th Ave. 1 miles from 118th Stret when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City SD 57247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton (here, next to this marker);
Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton Marker
Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory (a few steps from this marker); North Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Sisseton (about 400 feet away); South Barracks (about 400 feet away); Doctor's Residence (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake City.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkForts, CastlesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk
3. Fort Sisseton State Historic Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 29, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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