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Historical Markers in Fall River County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Fall River County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Fall River County, SD (21) Custer County, SD (38) Oglala Lakota County, SD (3) Dawes County, NE (34) Sioux County, NE (25) Niobrara County, WY (20)  FallRiverCounty(21) Fall River County (21)  CusterCounty(38) Custer County (38)  OglalaLakotaCounty(3) Oglala Lakota County (3)  DawesCountyNebraska(34) Dawes County (34)  SiouxCounty(25) Sioux County (25)  NiobraraCountyWyoming(20) Niobrara County (20)
Hot Springs is the county seat for Fall River County
Adjacent to Fall River County, South Dakota
      Custer County (38)  
      Oglala Lakota County (3)  
      Dawes County, Nebraska (34)  
      Sioux County, Nebraska (25)  
      Niobrara County, Wyoming (20)  
 
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1South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — Battle the BlazeWhite Draw Fire
The White Draw fire started June 29, 2012 near Highway 18 by a vehicle fire. Due to very dry conditions and strong winds the fire spread quickly. Most wildland fires are fought "indirectly" from the flank, rear, or overhead. Very important . . . Map (db m184799) HM
2South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — 455 — Camp CollierJune 1876 - June 1877
Camp at the Mouth of the Red Canyon, sometimes called Camp Collier, was established at this site in mid-June 1876 to protect travelers over the 150-mile Cheyenne-Black Hills stage road. It came into being after the Sioux, resentful of the white . . . Map (db m184460) HM
3South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — 705 — Cheyenne River Crossing1876-1877 Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Trail
The Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Line changed routes several times during its history. In 1876 and 1877, the Cheyenne to Deadwood stagecoaches came through what would become present day Edgemont over what was known as Pollock’s Cutoff Route. The . . . Map (db m119900) HM
4South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — Edgemont: Where the Trail Begins
Welcome to Edgemont, the beginning of the Burlington Northern George S. Mickelson Trail! This winding trail follows the abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad route 114 miles through the heart of the Black Hills and ends at Deadwood. The . . . Map (db m123925) HM
5South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — MAFFS 7Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System
In the early 1970's, a major fire burned into Long Beach, CA, destroying hundreds of homes. In response Congress created the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS), a joint effort between the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Forest . . . Map (db m184797) HM
6South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — 505 — Siding 7
In early 1890, the Burlington Railroad established Siding 7 three-quarters of a mile up the tracks north from here. The siding consisted of four short, fan-shaped tracks and a hand-operated turntable over an open pit used for servicing engines. . . . Map (db m119899) HM
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7South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont
(Side 1) President Theodore Roosevelt (T. R.) stopped in Edgemont on April 25, 1903 as part of a western states tour. Hundreds were on hand to welcome him. An old friend, Seth Bullock of Deadwood, arrived with him. They were then . . . Map (db m124008) HM
8South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — An Old Jail - 1888
Nobody suspected that this old jail existed until it was found within the walls of a frame house on 332 South Chicago Street, Hot Springs. The old residence was being taken down for salvage. Although it’s earliest history is obscure, it was . . . Map (db m123995) HM
9South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 509 — Battle Mountain
According to tradition, American Indians were stricken with an epidemic known as “fell disease” about the middle of the 16th century that threatened to obliterate the tribes. A messenger arrived from the Great West with news of a . . . Map (db m124081) HM
10South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Fall River Falls
The eight mile long Fall River, winding through Fall River Canyon after the joining of Cold and Hot Brook streams above the city of Hot Springs, tumbles below over an outcropping of sandstone falling about 50 feet to form Fall River Falls, as viewed . . . Map (db m184430) HM
11South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Fire on the EdgeWhere the Prairie Meets the Forest — Black Hills National Forest —
You are Standing in the Middle of a Community Meeting! This area is the meeting place of three distinct plant communities ~ the ponderosa pine woodland, the mixed grass prairie, and the Cascade warm springs ecosystem. Their boundaries . . . Map (db m184457) HM
12South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 663 — Hot Springs, SD
Tribal tradition states that as long ago as the 16th century the Fall River Valley and canyon area were seldom without groups of tipis belonging to North American Plains Tribes. They knew the curative value of the warm springs located there and used . . . Map (db m184455) HM
13South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 728 — John Stevenson Robertson: Pioneer Horticulturalist
John S. Robertson (1866-1937) was a pioneer in farming and fruit growing in the Black Hills. His dryland orchard was located about four miles north, at an elevation of 4,200 feet. Born in Ohio in 1866, Robertson homesteaded in Fall River County in . . . Map (db m184459) HM
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14South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 347 — Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive
This highway along Fall River is dedicated to Leslie Jensen, 15th Governor of South Dakota 1937-1939, a native of Hot Springs, and a son of Chris Jensen, Black Hills Pioneer and Lillie May Haxby Jensen. Educated in Hot Springs, Culver Military . . . Map (db m184428) HM
15South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 347 — Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive
This highway along Fall River is dedicated to Leslie Jensen, 15th Governor of South Dakota 1937-1939, a native of Hot Springs, and a son of Chris Jensen, Black Hills Pioneer and Lillie May Haxby Jensen. Educated in Hot Springs, Culver Military . . . Map (db m184450) HM
16South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 680 — Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
Gigantic Mammoths, ancestors of the elephants of today, once roamed freely across the High Plains of North America. A repository of their remains, along with other prehistoric animals, lay undisturbed until their discovery over 26,000 years later, . . . Map (db m184458) HM
17South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Paha Sapa LimestoneWind Cave National Park — Natinal Park Service —
All Black Hills caves have formed in this layer 300 to 600 feet thick. Originally it was laid down on a shallow seabottom about 300 million years ago. Its name derives from the Lakota word meaning "Black Hills".Map (db m70978) HM
18South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Sandstone Architecture of Hot Springs, SD
(side 1) The site of Hot Springs was occupied before white men ever came to the area by tribal peoples for the “curative” benefits of the mineral springs. The constant 97-98 degree waters became the basis for the thriving . . . Map (db m124000) HM
19South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — The CCC's Enduring LegacyWind Cave National Park
The Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp here during the Great Depression of the 1930s to make improvements to the park. This camp employed 200 men at a time and provided much needed jobs and training. Over an eight-year period, the young . . . Map (db m70977) HM
20South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 700 — Wood Stage StationSydney to Deadwood Trail
Approximately 125 yards east of this spot the Wood Stage Station served as a stop on the Sydney to Deadwood Trail. This station offered the first glimpse of the Black Hills to travelers seeking their fortune in the newly opened gold fields. The . . . Map (db m184456) HM
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21South Dakota (Fall River County), Oelrichs — OelrichsA South Dakota Centennial Project
The Town of Oelrichs, Dakota Territory, began in 1885. Harry Oelrichs (1856-1902) of New York came in 1882 and bought out several large cattle ranches, totaling 35,000 head of cattle, for the Anglo-American Cattle Company. At this time, . . . Map (db m89461) HM
 
 
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Oct. 7, 2022