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Jerauld County South Dakota Historical Markers

 
Jerauld County Courthouse Marker (<i>wide view; parking lot, courthouse west side in background</i>) image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2011
Jerauld County Courthouse Marker (wide view; parking lot, courthouse west side in background)
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Jerauld County Courthouse
This courthouse was built in 1930 at a cost of $120,000. It had an unusual design for a courthouse at that time, being Modern American instead of Classical. The exterior is brick, trimmed with Bedford Stone. The interior has terrazzo floors, . . . — Map (db m124590) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Robert S. VesseySeventh Governor, South Dakota — 1909 - 1913
Robert S. Vessey was born near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, May 16, 1858. His father was a minister-farmer with a family of 15 children. He attended common school, but dropped out at an early age to work and assist in the support of his father’s family. . . . — Map (db m113040) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Rube Goldberg Ski Lift Gadget
A.J. Gebhart designed and built the ski lift assisted by Lloyd Marken. The electric powered apparatus was installed in February of 1956 and kept a 1,200 foot circle of rope rotating to safely pull sled, ski, toboggan, or scoop shovel users back . . . — Map (db m113045) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Shakespeare Garden/Ann Hathaway Cottage1927
Shakespeare Garden Modeled after Shakespeare Garden near Stratford-upon-Avon, England over 150 varieties of flowers, trees and shrubs. Only garden of its kind in South Dakota. Ann Hathaway Cottage This home was styled . . . — Map (db m113051) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Stratton Park
In 1916 Foster Stratton erected a two-story brick building on this site. It held a garage and machine shop on the lower level, with a photography studio and living quarters on the second floor. When the building was razed in 1989, the Stratton . . . — Map (db m113050) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — The Shakespeare Garden
The Shakespeare Garden, founded 1927, was planned and developed by Clark W. and Emma Freeland Shay and is maintained as a memorial to them. Together they served the Wessington Springs College as instructors and advisors for a total of 83 . . . — Map (db m113052) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Wessington Springs Roadside Park
Wood and water were essential to pioneer road builders and in 1857, when the Fort Ridgely & South Pass Wagon Road was built by Col. W.H. Nobles, the springs at Wessington Hills was a natural on the Reconnaissance to the Missouri River. On the . . . — Map (db m113038) HM
South Dakota (Jerauld County), Wessington Springs — Wessington Springs, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
(Main Memorial) This memorial is dedicated to those men and women who served our country in times of war and peace and especially to those who gave their lives in that service. (World War I Stone) In Commemoration of the Patriotism of our . . . — Map (db m113054) WM

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