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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 28, 2016
Dexter Cemetery Marker
South Dakota (Codington County), Florence — Dexter Cemetery
The Dexter Cemetery was started by the early pioneers located in this area in 1899 on land donated by John and Eliza Drake. This was followed by the organization of the United Brethren Church in Christ in 1902 under the supervision of Rev. W.F. . . . — Map (db m101260) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Kranzburg — District No. 5 Public School
District No. 5 School was the first rural public school in Codington County. At a meeting on June 30, 1879 at the Kranz Hotel, it was decided to build the school for $1,000 or less. The first term was from December 1879 to March 1880, taught by . . . — Map (db m101265) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), South Shore — Punished Woman's LakeLegend of
During the Moon of the Harvest (August) in 1773 a band of Sioux were camped on the shore of this lake. We-Wa-Ke, fairest maiden in the camp had given her heart to a brave young warrior, Big Eagle, whose courage on the hunt and in battle far . . . — Map (db m101267) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Codington County Courthouse
An example of Neo-classical architecture with Renaissance exterior elements, the Codington County Courthouse was built by Gray Construction under the direction of architects Freed and Perkins & McWayne. It cost $375,000.00 and was dedicated in June . . . — Map (db m23930) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Commercial Historic District
Watertown was platted by the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. The uptown district, consisting of six square blocks, was divided into narrow lots intended mostly for commercial use running parallel to the railroad tracks. Important noncommercial . . . — Map (db m120097) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Forsburg Park Sundial
This sundial and this park are dedicated to time. Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough. Yet we have all the time there is. We chose the sundial the oldest known device for Measuring time as a means of taking time to say . . . — Map (db m113356) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Old M. & ST. L. Depot Museum
This depot, originally the Rock Island Lines New Passenger Station and Division Office Building. Was erected as a joint venture of the Rock Island, and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroads in 1912 for $50,000.00.

Over the years, it has . . . — Map (db m90413) HM

South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Post Office & Auditorium(Watertown, South Dakota)
After years of renting spaces, the US Postal Service constructed the building on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue North in 1908 to 1909. By 1932, it was clear that the facilities were not adequate, which resulted in a well-blended . . . — Map (db m113231) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Watertownand Vicinity
1835 Joseph LaFramboise had trade post at Two Woods Lake (Chanopa. 1838 Nicollet & Fremont , explorers, visited SE Codington County. 1840 Rev. Stephen Return Riggs enroute, Lac Qui Parle to Ft. Pierre, traversed the area. 1856 Capt. Alfred . . . — Map (db m91935) HM

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