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Aberdeen, South Dakota GAR Civil War Memorial Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 29, 2017
Aberdeen, South Dakota GAR Civil War Memorial Marker
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Civil War Memorial
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of 1861—1865. Erected by Robert Anderson W.R.C. No 18. Mustered Out "Liberty has been bought with a great price" "The unselfish workers of our country" "They are beyond the . . . — Map (db m112644) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
To Honor and Remember All Veterans Who Served Our Country and Community In Times of War and Peace — Map (db m117822) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"If you are able, Save for them a place Inside of you… And save one backward glance When you are leaving For the places they can No longer go Be not ashamed to say You loved them, Though you may or May not have always . . . — Map (db m112664) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Albert D. Sahli
Albert D. Sahli is a native of Aberdeen and a 1947 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Coach Sahli received his bachelor's degree in 1951 and master's in 1956, both from Northern State University. Coach Sahli's coaching career began in . . . — Map (db m112035) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Andrew Melgaard
This statue erected in memory of Andrew Melgaard Pioneer Who Presented this park to The City of Aberdeen — Map (db m90518) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Baird Park
Dedicated to the memory of Kent and Vera Baird Prominent Residents of Aberdeen from 1925 - 1980 This portion of the Baird farm was donated by Roger, Virginia and Howard Baird in 2001 to the citizens of Aberdeen for their use as a park . . . — Map (db m112670) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Clark Swisher
Clark Swisher was a native of Vermillion, South Dakota and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1934. He want on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in 1938 from the University of South Dakota. Coach Swisher began his coaching career at high . . . — Map (db m112037) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Donald S. Reshetar
Don Reshetar is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and a 1947 graduate of Minneapolis South High School. Coach Reshetar graduated with his bachelor's degree from Augustana College, in 1951 and master's degree from Northern State University in . . . — Map (db m112036) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse
Two German language newspapers, Dakota Freie Press (DFP) and Neue Deutsche Presse (NDP), were located a short distance from here at 324 South Main St. Owner and editor, Friedrich Wilheim Sallet, emigrated from East Prussia and published DFP for . . . — Map (db m90571) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — GROW! Aberdeen, SD - Absolutely! Aberdeen
This sculpture was commissioned by Absolutely! Aberdeen for the GROW! Campaign. It symbolizes Absolutely! Aberdeen's commitment to promote growth in and around the Aberdeen area. Each piece of the sculpture represents a specific element that we . . . — Map (db m90799)
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — James Kretchman
James Kretchman is a native of Faulkton, S.D. He first started his Northern experience as a scholar athlete in the 1950's. While playing football under Coach Clark Swisher Coach Kretchman earned Little All-American honors and he is still amongst . . . — Map (db m112033) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — L. Frank Baum, Author — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum was born May 15, 1856, in Chittenango, New York. He held a variety of jobs from actor to newspaper man to traveling salesman before settling in Aberdeen with his family in 1888. Baum first opened a variety store called . . . — Map (db m127270) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Leo J. Weber
"All people are like kids, they never grow old." Leo J. Weber Storybookland Sculptor and Florist 1910 - 1997 — Map (db m112653) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — South Dakota Boy's State — Home of
Founded on N S T C Campus 1940 (American Legion Logo) Charles Dalthorp      Ivan Huntsinger Dr. Harry R. Darling      Judge Harry E. Mundt N. Peter Wenge — Map (db m114786) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Swisher Field — Clark Swisher
Left Side Clark Swisher's Commitment to N.S.U. and his Efforts for the Community, Exemplify his Love of athletics And his desire For students To achieve Educational Excellence. Right Side Head . . . — Map (db m112032) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — The Great Northern Railroad Depot
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1906 — Map (db m91243) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Bath — Bath, South Dakota
At this site on June 22, 1989, The State Centennial Wagon Train with 44 wagons made their noon stop. Over 700 people welcomed the wagon train with an old fashioned BBQ and entertainment. — Map (db m90516) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Waterfowl
Perhaps our best known group of birds, waterfowl species such as ducks, geese and swans have webbed feet and water repellent feathers that allow them to float and swim easily. Often striking in plumage, waterfowl are found in a variety of watery . . . — Map (db m102937) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Columbia — 1879
Located at the mouth of Elm River, Columbia has a notable history. Here was the wintering place of Waneta "Cuthead Band"of Yanctonaise Sioux. Here was the site of the scout's camp from which in 1866, Sam J. Brown started his famous "ride in . . . — Map (db m100971) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Columbia Marsh
A Wetland Enhancement Project Developed by Ducks Unlimited, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Council on Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge to improve North America's . . . — Map (db m103078) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge — Welcome to
Sand Lake National Wildlife refuge, a 2,498 acre refuge, was established in 1935 to protect critical nesting and migrating habitat for our nation's waterfowl. The James River, which flows through the refuge, was dammed by the Civilian Conservation . . . — Map (db m102938) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Sand Lake's Observation Tower — …A Bird's Eye View
This 108-foot tower was built by the Civilian Conservation corps in 1936. The Sand Lake CCC camp ran from 1925 through 1939 and housed several hundred men. They built many of the dikes, fences, and facilities you see on the Refuge today. The . . . — Map (db m103080) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Songbirds — Neotropical Migrants
"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are now strangely silent, where once they were filled with the beautiful bird song." Silent Spring, . . . — Map (db m102940) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — The View from the Top
WEST Looking to the west, the giant Canada goose pens and display pool are below you. In the spring and summer, you'll see the giant Canada geese raising their goslings in the area. Just beyond the goose area is the tree-lined Refuge . . . — Map (db m103079) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Frederick — Colon Campbell Fur Post
On this spot stood Colon Campbell Fur Post 1822 - 28 The very important Sioux, Waneta was born near this place 1794 - 1848 — Map (db m90546) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Frederick — South Dakota — You Are Entering
Front of Marker 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 m91959) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Groton — Groton South Dakota Veteran's Memorial
Dedicated to All Area Veterans All Gave Some Some Gave All — Map (db m101735) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp BF-2 (Sand Lake): 2 1/2 miles W and 2 1/2 miles S at headquarters. Company: 2749--6/28/35 - 7/31/39. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work . . . — Map (db m100979) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Ralph Herseth — Twenty-First Governor
Ralph Herseth, 1909 - 1969, was born on a ranch near Houghten and grew to manhood here. He graduated from Columbia High School and attended North Dakota State College. As a farmer - rancher, he raised wheat, corn, and Aberdeen Angus cattle and . . . — Map (db m112630) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
A Wetland of International Importance (Marker 1) Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They improve our quality of life by providing us with clean water, food, flood control, and many forms of recreation. . . . — Map (db m100980) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Mansfield — John Mansfield
John Mansfield Founder Mansfield Dak Territory 1882 — Map (db m90531) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Stratford — Stratford Veterans Memorial
"Lest We Forget" Dedicated to all the Veterans of the United States of America and to those who will come after us for their Service to God and Country — Map (db m90796) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Westport — Madison Gregory — 1848-1885
Madison Gregory was born in Huron County, Ohio in 1848. He married Ester Randall on December 26, 1870 in Kankakee County, Illinois. Three daughters were born to them in Kankakee County-Lillie Gregory Martin, Jennie Gregory, and Ethel Gregory . . . — Map (db m125356) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Westport — Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery — Memorial to
"Grant Tooker, one of the early settlers, told of the first burial at Westport. In the late fall of 1883 a man named Albright died of consumption. He lived west of town. No one would volunteer to dig the grave, but when Grant's father offered to . . . — Map (db m125357) HM

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