“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Beadle County South Dakota Historical Markers

"French Boxcar" Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 21, 2017
"French Boxcar" Marker
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — "French Boxcar"
This is one of the 49 boxcars from the "Gratitude Train" given to the United States by a grateful French people in response to the 700 car "Friendship Train" sent to France after World War II. Each state and the District of Columbia has received . . . — Map (db m112641) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp SCS-4 (Huron): located on SE corner of State Fair Grounds. Companies: 2770--10/31/35-10/7/37; 4725V--10/7/37-8/15/41. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work - relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, . . . — Map (db m112643) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — History of the World's Largest Pheasant
The World's Largest Pheasant spans 40 feet in length, stands 28 feet tall, and weighs 22 tons. It was dedicated on October 18, 1959. Sculptor RF Jacobs of Gooding, Idaho completed the project in 4 ½ months, costing $23,000 at that time. The . . . — Map (db m123909) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Huron, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m112640) WM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — The Pyle Home
Has been entered into The National Register Of Historic Places Dec 30, 1974 Because of its Queen Anne Architecture — Map (db m119563) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — 349 — W. Glenn SloanEngineer Man of Vision
While with the Bureau of Reclamation, Glenn Sloan saw the possibility of using mountain water from the Missouri River to develop irrigation in the James River Valley. His vision and determination made possible the broadened multi-purpose . . . — Map (db m123908) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Where Does the West Begin?/ Here the West Begins
Where Does the West Begin? Traditionally the American West has begun at the edge of the settled areas, always advancing with the sun. The Delaware River was the West of 1700; the Mississippi of 1820. Then the settlement of the Pacific . . . — Map (db m112642) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Wolsey — 694 — Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland / Wolsey Notables
Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland Wolsey has been a crossroad of the heartland of South Dakota from its beginnings. In 1880 the Dakota Central Railway, a subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western, laid track following a wagon trail called . . . — Map (db m123906) HM

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