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Custer in Custer County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Frontier Protection

 
 
Frontier Protection Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2018
1. Frontier Protection Marker
Inscription.
In 1876 the citizens of Custer City
built a log fort 100 feet by 150 feet
for protection against the Sioux
Indians. The fort was large enough to
house the City’s population and was
located across the street.

 
Location. 43° 46.039′ N, 103° 35.862′ W. Marker is in Custer, South Dakota, in Custer County. Marker is on North 7th Street north of Mount Rushmore Road (U.S. 16A), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the Custer U.S. Post Office grounds, near the northeast corner of the building, facing North 7th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 643 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer SD 57730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Custer County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horace N. Ross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miners Meet 1875 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Campsite of General Custer's Expedition (approx. 3 miles away); Anna Donna Tallent (approx. 3.3 miles away); A Legacy of Debate (approx. 3.4 miles away); Prospectors in Search of Gold (approx. 3.4 miles away); An Expedition of Mixed Outcomes (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer.
 
Also see . . .
Frontier Protection Marker (<i>wide view; east side of Custer Post Office behind marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2018
2. Frontier Protection Marker (wide view; east side of Custer Post Office behind marker)
 Custer, South Dakota History. After increasing encroachment by Americans and violent confrontations, the U.S. government forced the Sioux to cede much of the Black Hills in 1877, and opened the land for individual purchase and settlement. Before that, in 1875, trespassing gold-boomers named their settlement Stonewall (after the Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson), but it was later renamed for Custer. Almost abandoned in 1876 after word of the much larger gold strikes in Deadwood Gulch spread, Custer later became an established city. (Submitted on July 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 
U.S. Post Office, Custer, South Dakota (<i>southeast corner view; marker visible far right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2018
3. U.S. Post Office, Custer, South Dakota (southeast corner view; marker visible far right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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