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Hill City in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Hill City

 
 
Hill City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
1. Hill City Marker
Inscription. First laid out as a gold camp in February 1876 by Thomas Harvey, John Miller and Hugh McCullough, the rich strikes in the Northern Hills made it a deserted village by May 1876. Its deserted cabins had many transient occupants and the cabin that stood just behind this marker was last occupied by a family named Crippen. Prior to 1880 Samuel H. Coates and others came and needing a school, re-chinked the outside with mud, the inside with V-shaped slats and Coates taught the school. By the time of the Tin Discovery in 1883, Annie E. Tallent, first woman to enter the Hills and its historian was the school teacher. Then in 1886 a new frame school was built alongside. The east end of the Coates house, also behind this marker was that first frame school.
 
Erected 1933 by the Hill City Chamber of Commerce and State Highway Commission.
 
Location. 43° 55.77′ N, 103° 34.556′ W. Marker is in Hill City, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 385) and Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 Main Street, Hill City SD 57745, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
Hill City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
2. Hill City Marker
The marker and the frame house behind it.
as the crow flies. The Black Hills Central Railroad (approx. mile away); Sheridan (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Needles Eye (approx. 6.2 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 6.3 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 6.9 miles away); George Washington (approx. 6.9 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Power to Carve a Mountain (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hill City.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hill City Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
3. Hill City Marker
Looking north on Main Street during the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally.
Hill City Main Street image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 8, 2010
4. Hill City Main Street
During the annual motorcycle rally
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 756 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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