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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Day County, South Dakota
Adjacent to Day County, South Dakota
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| Amsden Dam
Brown and Day Counties
Works Progress Administration
W.P.A. Project Number 455
Nineteen Thirty Six — — Map (db m101723) HM|
|Born at Johnson, Vermont, Sept. 12, 1840. His father died when he was 4 and at 6 he was bound out to work on a farm. He had 3 months schooling per year until 14 when, to get better educational opportunity, he got a store job for room and board and . . . — — Map (db m91621) HM|
Pioneering was never easy. In Dakota, drought, and grasshoppers, blizzard, and prairie fires were all occupational hazards. In sparse timbered areas, the settlers lived in dugouts and sod houses, enduring the hardships common to all . . . — — Map (db m100890) HM|
Fire towers like this were once erected all across the country to help spot wildfires before they got out of control. This tower is 110 feet tall with 133 steps to the top-not for the faint of heart!
Into the Trees
As you climb to . . . — — Map (db m125278) HM|
The prairie has been changing for millions of years. Grasses have grown, soil has built up, rocks have eroded, and hillsides have fallen. Rain has been followed by drought, until the rain has returned. Fire would turn the land black, but soon . . . — — Map (db m125352) HM|
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge is in the Prairie Pothole Region-a region of the northern Great Plains where shallow wetlands, or potholes, are scattered about the prairie. About 10,000 years ago, glaciers scoured the landscape and gouged out . . . — — Map (db m125281) HM|
In 1935, when Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established, the country was in the midst of the Great Depression and a severe drought. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attacked the loss of jobs and the threat to natural resources by . . . — — Map (db m125277) HM|
From hunting club to Refuge
What was once a hunting camp is now a refuge for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to record low . . . — — Map (db m125350) HM|
From hunting club to Refuge
What was once a hunting camp is now a refuge for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to record low . . . — — Map (db m125355) HM|
Saving ducks by saving stamps
To help restore waterfowl populations that had been wiped out by hunting and drought, Congress passed the migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act in 1934. Under the Act, hunters purchase an annual Federal Duck . . . — — Map (db m125353) HM|
|The farmers and farm organizations of Day County herewith seek to perpetuate the memory of and appreciation for one of Day County's farmers, agronomist and plant pathologist:
Edgar S. McFadden
The son of humble Christian parents was born . . . — — Map (db m91410) HM|
|Born at Arendal, Norway, January 22, 1904, and came to the United States when three years old, settling in Lincoln County near Canton. Taught history and speech at Webster High School, 1932 to 1935. Completed law course at University of South Dakota . . . — — Map (db m91387) HM|
|Following the 1862 Minnesota Indian Uprising where nearly 600 men, women, and children were killed, the United States Army at Fort Wadsworth recruited friendly Indians as scouts to restrict the hostile Indians from white settlements. A half-breed, . . . — — Map (db m91405) HM|
|Founded in 1881 and named for J.P. Webster who homesteaded the townsite. Railroad supply point for Fort Sisseton (Fort Wadsworth) frontier outpost established 20 miles north in 1864. Gateway to
Northeastern South Dakota Lake Region whose abundance . . . — — Map (db m91379) HM|
|On October 25th, 1944 at 3:50 P.M. an A26-B two engine medium bomber from the Watertown Army Airbase crashed and burned in a field on the northwest quarter of section 12 of Butler township, which is two miles south and one mile west of this site. . . . — — Map (db m91404) HM|