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Near Ortley in Roberts County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Day County South Dakota

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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
1. Day County South Dakota Marker
Inscription. Created west of the Sisseton Reservation Line, surveyed in 1869; from Greeley (South) and Stone (North) so named in 1873; by the Legislature of 1879; it was named for Merritt H. Day of Turner County, a member. Before that, its area had been in a Gigantic Hanson County (1870). Its first white resident was Francis Rondelle, a trader, in the area as early as 1868 and who was located by Horace J. Austin, surveyor, living 2 miles west of present Waubay in October, 1877. Earl P. Owen settled near Minnewaste Lake in April 1877 and was Postmaster at Waubay, at the east end of Waubay Lake on November 3rd, 1879. In 1880, the Milwaukee, pushing in from the east, had its first train into Webster City, on J.P. Websterís homestead, on October 27th. The Reporter & Farmer started in September, 1881 and on January 2nd, 1882, Charles Warner, Lansing Sykes and George Bryant, as County Commissioners, organized by Day County and named Webster county seat. The present area of the Reservation Line was added in 1883 and its southern tier of townships taken from Clark and became part of Day in 1885. Located in the main, on the High Coteau, its Lakes Pickerel, long and deep, Enemy Swim, Blue Dog, Waubay, and 13 lesser but sizeable lakes abound in fish and waterfowl; and its richly grassed uplands supply cover for other game birds, make the county a Sportsmanís
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
2. Day County South Dakota Marker
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Erected 1959 by State Bank of Waubay.
 
Location. 45° 20.13′ N, 97° 13.302′ W. Marker is near Ortley, South Dakota, in Roberts County. Marker is on U.S. 12 near 450th Ave., on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ortley SD 57256, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Roberts County South Dakota (here, next to this marker).
 
Also see . . .  Day County South Dakota Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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