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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Lake City in Marshall County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton

 
 
Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
1. Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton Marker
Inscription.

Curt Jones loved history for a lot of reasons. He saw history as a collection of great stories that can be told and retold. He saw history as a book of lessons to be learned. Most of all, he saw history as an experience that you can keep only if you give it to others. As a good neighbor, a concerned citizen, and the chairman of the Governor's historic Fort Sisseton Commission, Curt forcefully championed the restoration, promotion, and transformation of this fort into one of the finest family vacation sites in this region. All of the visitors to this old fort who come away with a better understand and appreciation of South Dakota's past are walking in Curt Jones' footsteps. All of us who, because of this historic place, have a clearer and broader vision of South Dakota's future are standing upon Curt Jones' shoulders. To his memory and to his legacy, this plaque is dedicated.

Governor Bill & Mary Dean Janklow
June 4, 2011
 
Location. 45° 39.509′ N, 97° 31.773′ W. Marker is near Lake City, South Dakota, in Marshall County. Marker is on 434th Ave. 1.5 miles north of 118th Stret. Touch for map. Marker is located 100 feet from the parking lot down a foot path at the Fort Sisseton State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Lake City SD 57247, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 12, 2016
2. Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Governor William J. Janklow 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 WorkForts, Castles
 
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 51 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 28, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.   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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