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Historical Markers in Lincoln County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, SD (20) Clay County, SD (20) Minnehaha County, SD (308) Turner County, SD (6) Union County, SD (30) Lyon County, IA (4) Sioux County, IA (3)  LincolnCounty(20) Lincoln County (20)  ClayCounty(20) Clay County (20)  MinnehahaCounty(308) Minnehaha County (308)  TurnerCounty(6) Turner County (6)  UnionCounty(30) Union County (30)  LyonCountyIowa(4) Lyon County (4)  SiouxCounty(3) Sioux County (3)
Canton is the county seat for Lincoln County
Adjacent to Lincoln County, South Dakota
      Clay County (20)  
      Minnehaha County (308)  
      Turner County (6)  
      Union County (30)  
      Lyon County, Iowa (4)  
      Sioux County, Iowa (3)  
 
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1South Dakota (Lincoln County), Canton — 661 — Augustana – The School on Wheels
Augustana was founded as Augustana Seminary in Chicago in 1860 by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. The school's purpose was "to educate young men for the holy ministry in the Lutheran church . . . (and) to prepare men for the . . . Map (db m183483) HM
2South Dakota (Lincoln County), Canton — 661 — Augustana- The School on Wheels
Augustana was founded as Augustana Seminary in Chicago in 1860 by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. The school's purpose was "to educate young men for the holy ministry in the Lutheran church . . . (and) to prepare men for the . . . Map (db m183585) HM
3South Dakota (Lincoln County), Canton — 78 — Canton
First appeared on maps as Commerce City 1866. Its first postmaster was Benjamin Hill, appointed 14 May 1868. First settler here, L.P. Hyde, 1861. Cuppett, Hewit, & Rea built a blockhouse spring 1868 where Court House now stands. County organized 30 . . . Map (db m177394) HM
4South Dakota (Lincoln County), Canton — 708 — Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians
Receiving Congressional appropriations in 1899, the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians was the second federal mental hospital and the first dedicated to American Indians. The first patient arrived in 1902, and through 1934, more than 370 . . . Map (db m183486) HM
5South Dakota (Lincoln County), Canton — The Canton Ski Hill
A 60 foot ski jump tower stood on the river bluff directly south of this sign. Constructed in 1912 at the urging of Norwegian ski jumpers visiting Canton's Augustana College, it soon became widely popular for the tournaments held by the Sioux . . . Map (db m122908) HM
6South Dakota (Lincoln County), Shindler — 701 — Shindler
In 1886 the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls & Northwestern Railroad built a railway line from Larchwood, Iowa, through Springdale Township, Lincoln County, to Sioux Falls, Dakota Territory. The Springdale Station depot was established here; later it became . . . Map (db m183589) HM
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7South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1300sBison Roamed the Prairies
Deep into the distant years of prehistory, prairie grasses and flowers covered the rolling hills of this region where bison and elk roamed. Woodland animals and birds made their homes along the forested rivers and streams; eagles and hawks . . . Map (db m210635) HM
8South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1600sA Vibrant Village
The years 1500 to 1714 were the height of occupation by ancestors of the Omaha/Ponca and Ioway/Otoe. Their villages stretched down both sides of the Big Sioux River for nearly five miles. With 6,000 or more residents at its peak, Blood Run/Good . . . Map (db m210634) HM
9South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1714Encounters with the Sioux
By approximately 1714, archaeologists and tribal historians believe that Blood Run was abandoned. Using guns and horses, the Sioux had expanded their influence in the region and gained control of the pipestone quarries 60 miles to the north. . . . Map (db m210633) HM
10South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1870sEuro-American Settlers
In 1858, most of the Yankton Sioux were pushed west of the Missouri River. This move opened their former homeland to Euro-American settlement. While the onset of the Civil War slowed settlement in the region, Euro-American settlers began . . . Map (db m210632) HM
11South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1870s to the PresentRich Farmland
For approximately 150 years, this region has been intensively farmed. By clearing rocks from fields and plowing over the mounds, some destruction and erosion of cultural assets occurred. Yet, many farming families also played a role in site . . . Map (db m210630) HM
12South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1888The Railroad Arrives
In 1888, the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad Company completed their route between Rock Rapids, Iowa, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Regional residents viewed the railroad's arrival as a sign of progress, but portions of the site . . . Map (db m195077) HM
13South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — 1980sSuburban Expansion
During the 1980s, suburban expansion from Sioux Falls and gravel quarrying in Iowa became two significant threats to Blood Run National Historic Landmark. Concern that the landmark was endangered sparked efforts to preserve the site. Both states . . . Map (db m210628) HM
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14South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — A Trading Center
With abundant bison herds and control over the valuable pipestone quarries 52 miles to the north, Blood Run/Good Earth was well positioned to become a trading center. Hides and scapula hoes from bison were two important products for trade. . . . Map (db m204025) HM
15South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — Bow Hunting
Did you know that Good Earth State Park has a limited archery season for deer and turkey hunting? Today's bow hunters are literally walking in the footsteps of Blood Run/Good Earth's earliest residents. Of course there are some differences . . . Map (db m211278) HM
16South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — Looking Into the Past
As you look across the Big Sioux River and onto the landscape beyond, imagine clusters of hide-covered lodges and grass-covered mounds atop the terraces above the river. The smoke from village fires curls into the air and carries the scent of . . . Map (db m210637) HM
17South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — New Arrivals
Crowded, cold, and damp would probably describe Even Lommen's birthplace. His parents, Peder and Marit Lommen, came to Lincoln County with three children in the spring of 1870. Even's birth occurred that first winter while the family shared a . . . Map (db m211363) HM
18South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — Sacred Images
Eureka! In 2014, an exciting discovery occurred in the initial spot identified for the visitor center. Enormous "images" of mythic beings, called geoglyphs, sit beneath the upper layer of sod. Ancient peoples left these mysterious images . . . Map (db m204028) HM
19South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — The Missing Bison
If you could step back in time to the year 1700 A.D., one of the most striking changes you'd see would be the immense herds of bison that lived in this area. Between 30 and 60 million bison roamed North America until the mid 1800s. Where did . . . Map (db m211280) HM
20South Dakota (Lincoln County), Sioux Falls — Why the Name “Good Earth”?
Naming the first South Dakota state park created in over 40 years was an important task. Names and titles matter. They hold meanings and stories more significant than the words alone. The park's name would need to define this place while . . . Map (db m195078) HM
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Dec. 6, 2022