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

Clay County South Dakota Historical Markers

Bruyer Church Marker image, Touch for more information
By Rich Pfingsten, April 1, 2009
Bruyer Church Marker
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Bruyer Church
August Bruyer, his wife, Josephine (Simon) and their sons, John and Julius, were born in France, coming to America about the middle of the nineteenth century. By 1858, they had settled in Fairview Township, 4 miles east of what was to be Vermillion. . . . — Map (db m39686) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — First Rural Electric Cooperative
On November 25, 1935, 17 farmers from Clay and Union counties held an historic meeting at the Manning/O'Connor store in Burbank, three miles south of this spot. Their purpose was to form a consumer-owned corporation which would allow the rural . . . — Map (db m39687) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — From Lewis and Clark to the Future
Change came slowly to Spirit Mound after 1804. For 55 years the area remained the land of the Yankton Sioux, with fur traders conducting business from posts on the Missouri. The tallgrass prairie continued to thrive as it had for thousands of years . . . — Map (db m39702) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit MoundAugust 25, 1804
On the hot day of August 25, 1804, captains Lewis and Clark and several of their men walked from the river to explore Spirit Mound. They had heard that little people with deadly arrows inhabited the mound. Although they did not find little people, . . . — Map (db m39698) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Were Here...and Here...
The Missouri National Recreational River preserves two splendid segments of the free-flowing, once unpredictable "Big Muddy." These natural-appearing reaches are reminiscent of the river as reported in the journal pages of captains Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m39701) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Spirit Mound
This trail leads to the summit of Spirit Mound, a sacred site for several Plains Indian tribes. Some tribal members make pilgrimages to Spirit Mound, say prayers on top, and leave offerings. As you approach and walk to the top, please do so . . . — Map (db m39700) HM

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