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Brookings County South Dakota Historical Markers

 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 16, 2018
Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial
1922 To The Unknown Dead — Map (db m118952) WM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Brookings/Hillcrest Park
Brookings: The county seat of Brookings County was platted October 3-4, 1879, when the Northwestern Railroad reached here. Some of the early store buildings were moved overland from Fountain and Medary, which soon became ghost towns. In November . . . — Map (db m63968) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Coughlin Campanile
A memorable landmark for South Dakota State University and the city of Brookings, the Coughlin Campanile is the state’s tallest chimes tower. It was built in 1929-30. Described in the campus newspaper as the most striking structure in South . . . — Map (db m147593) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — First Convention in Brookings County
Created 1862: Organized 1871: Convention 1877 The County, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871 and by 1877, there were communities at Lake Hendricks, Oakwood, Lake Village and Medary, and all had delegates to the . . . — Map (db m121188) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Heart of Brookings
Brookings County Courthouse The Renaissance Revival-style courthouse was built in 1911 for $100,000 to replace the original 1885 two-story $7,000 wooden courthouse. Oscar Lee, an amateur artist from Volga, South Dakota, painted . . . — Map (db m118947) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Medary
. . . — Map (db m121186) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Medary Townsite1857-58 1871-79
The Dakota Land Company of St. Paul, hoping to make this site the capital of a proposed Dakota Territory, started a town here, naming it for Samuel Medary, Governor of Minnesota Territory. Towns were also begun at Flandreau and Sioux Falls, . . . — Map (db m121187) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — Oakwood1877-1894
Oakwood, called Tetonkaha, Lakes, when visited in 1838 by Nicollet & Fremont, was site of a small Fort, N of Little Round Lake in 1857 and again occupied in 1863-1864. The township was surveyed by Richard F. Pettigrew in September 1871 and James . . . — Map (db m148034) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Elkton — Hole-In-The-Mountain
  All early maps (1838-1879) showed the Hole-in-The-Mountain or Mountain Pass where Coteau Perce creek drained SW from Lake Benton to the Big Sioux. It is 8 miles SE. Nicollet & Fremont, first explorers, visited the "Hole" on July 6, 1838 . . . — Map (db m140766) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Elkton — South DakotaYou are now Entering
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Created with its Twin North Dakota, 2 November 1889, Its 77,047 square miles ranks 15th in size. Those square miles include: exceptional corn land in the SE, grass land in the W, wheat land in the N and productive land all . . . — Map (db m140765) HM

South Dakota (Brookings County), Volga — Volga, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial — Map (db m118931) WM

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