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Near Keystone in Pennington County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Peter Norbeck

 
 
Peter Norbeck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2006
1. Peter Norbeck Marker
Inscription.
Norbeck Wildlife Preserve
Created by Act of Congress, 1949
Peter Norbeck
1870 – 1936

Well driller, Statesman, first native Governor of South Dakota, U.S. Senator, founder of Custer State Park, sponsor of Mount Rushmore Memorial, road builder, art lover, poet of nature, patriot, gentleman.

His was the heritage of cold, strong lands: his the pioneer vision which saw far ahead, far beyond. He felt the strong heart throb of his beloved people commanding him to do greatly and be great. In these mountains he found a wilderness for them and labored to preserve its beauty unspoiled for them and for their children's children. He is still present in every mile of road that he built, in the noble pines and towering rocks he loved, and in the hearts of the multitudes who will enjoy them.
 
Location. 43° 51.514′ N, 103° 26.046′ W. Marker is near Keystone, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on Iron Mountain Road (U.S. 16A). Touch for map. Trucks are prohibited because of the narrow road, low tunnels and sharp curves. Marker is across the road (northeast) from the Norbeck Overlook parking area. Marker is in this post office area: Keystone SD 57751, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Norbeck Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 26, 2007
2. Norbeck Overlook
are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Father of Mt. Rushmore (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Pigtail Bridges (approx. mile away); Rushmore Workers (approx. 1.6 miles away); History of the United States of America (approx. 1.7 miles away); (Mount Rushmore) Chronology (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Power to Carve a Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 1.8 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keystone.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Norbeck. (Submitted on December 27, 2007.)
 
Additional keywords. Black Hills National Forest
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
View from Overlook image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2006
3. View from Overlook
Mount Rushmore National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2006
4. Mount Rushmore National Memorial
U.S. Highway 16A Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, September 22, 2006
5. U.S. Highway 16A Tunnel
One of three tunnels with openings that frame the President faces on Mount Rushmore.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2007, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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