Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton
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. 1½ 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); 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 Work • Forts, Castles • Settlements & Settlers •
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 66 times since then and 9 times this year. 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.