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Hot Springs in Fall River County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Paha Sapa Limestone

Wind Cave National Park

 

—Natinal Park Service —

 
Paha Sapa Limestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
1. Paha Sapa Limestone Marker
Inscription. All Black Hills caves have formed in this layer 300 to 600 feet thick. Originally it was laid down on a shallow seabottom about 300 million years ago. Its name derives from the Lakota word meaning "Black Hills".
 
Location. 43° 33.388′ N, 103° 28.699′ W. Marker is in Hot Springs, South Dakota, in Fall River County. Marker is on Wind Cave Road. Touch for map. The marker is at the cave entrance and it is near the Wind Cave National Park visitor center. Marker is in this post office area: Hot Springs SD 57747, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The CCC's Enduring Legacy (here, next to this marker); Life in a Prairie Dog Town (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jedediah Strong Smith’s Route - - 1823 (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Buffalo Corrals (approx. 9 miles away); The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD (approx. 9.2 miles away); Hot Springs, SD (approx. 9.5 miles away); Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive (approx. 11 miles away); Fall River Falls (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hot Springs.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Gate at the entrance to the Wind Cave image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
2. Gate at the entrance to the Wind Cave
Steps going down into the Wind Cave image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
3. Steps going down into the Wind Cave
Women caving at the turn of the century image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
4. Women caving at the turn of the century
Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 29, 2008
5. Wind Cave National Park Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 30, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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