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Corson County South Dakota Historical Markers

 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk
Jedediah Smith Marker
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Jedediah Smith
1799-1831 When Jedediah was 23 years of age he went to St. Louis and enlisted with General William H. Ashley as an employee of the Rocky Mountain Fur co. In 1823 he was with Ashley and a party of 90 trappers, traders, and boatmen when . . . — Map (db m113352) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Leavenworth Battle
In the summer of 1823, two of the first battles between Indians and Whites in South Dakota took place as a result of the desire for revenge. The conflicts began when the Arikara (Sahnish), living along the Missouri River at the time, blamed . . . — Map (db m113317) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Native American Scenic Byway
Welcome to the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway, an 86 mile route which follows a stretch of highway that climbs up and down the stunning Missouri River breaks and runs past buffalo herds and eagle's nests. History comes . . . — Map (db m113315) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Sakakawea
Sakakawea won her place in history as the indomitable guide of Lewis and Clark on their trip to the Pacific in 1805. She was a member of the Shoshoni tribe dwelling near the Big Horn mountains in Montana. In one of the frequent tribal conflicts she . . . — Map (db m127089) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Sitting BullTatanka Iyotake — 1834 - 1890
Sitting Bull was born on the Grand River a few miles west of Mobridge. His tragic end came at the very place he was born. He was shot when being arrested because of his alleged involvement with the Ghost Dance craze. Sitting Bull was . . . — Map (db m127088) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — The Arikara People
"This village is built upon an open prairie, and the gracefully undulating hills the rise in the distance behind it are everywhere covered with a verdant green turf, without a tree or a bush anywhere to be seen. This view was taken from the . . . — Map (db m113316) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — The Fur Trade
Although extensive trade networks were always part of the economies of the indigenous Tribes in North America, the trade in furs between Native peoples and European traders emerged as the major tribal industry on the Missouri River from the . . . — Map (db m113318) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Morristown — Bismarck - Deadwood Stage Trail
At this point the Bismarck-Deadwood Stage Trail passed in a line extending about 240 miles from northeast to southwest. In 1877, the Dakota Territorial Legislature commissioned the survey of the trail, which transported passengers and freight . . . — Map (db m113267) HM

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