Arriving home, the father discovered both his daughters missing. He ran back to his neighbor's homestead, shouting their names all the way. Knut and Tobias searched frantically all night in the storm. When daylight came they found the frozen bodies of Theoline and Menne four hundred yards from Tobias Herrigstad's home.
Over the past 100 years of Herigstad Pass history, other travelers have recited many fortunate stories of being rescued from winter storms on the Coteau des Prairies by the hospitality of the Herigstad family. The tragic legacy of the Two Sisters lives on, reminding travelers to be prepared for winter storms.
Location. 45° 39.583′ N, 97° 10.74′ W. Marker is in Sisseton, South Dakota, in Roberts County. Marker is on State Highway 10 0.3 miles east of 451st Ave., on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sisseton SD 57262, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Two Brothers (a few steps from this marker); Two Companions (a few steps from this marker); Marshall County South Dakota (approx. 2½ miles away); The Continental Divide (approx. 13.2 miles away).
Categories. • Disasters • Settlements & Settlers •
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 180 times since then and 17 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.