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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Marshall County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Marshall 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 Marshall County, SD (36) Brown County, SD (55) Day County, SD (19) Roberts County, SD (21) Richland County, ND (18) Sargent County, ND (1)  MarshallCounty(36) Marshall County (36)  BrownCounty(55) Brown County (55)  DayCounty(19) Day County (19)  RobertsCounty(21) Roberts County (21)  RichlandCountyNorth Dakota(18) Richland County (18)  SargentCounty(1) Sargent County (1)
Britton is the county seat for Marshall County
Adjacent to Marshall County, South Dakota
      Brown County (55)  
      Day County (19)  
      Roberts County (21)  
      Richland County, North Dakota (18)  
      Sargent County, North Dakota (1)  
 
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1South Dakota (Marshall County), Britton — 719 — Frank Farrar: 24th Governor of South Dakota
Frank Leroy Farrar was born in Britton on April 2, 1929, son of third-generation Marshall County homesteaders. He was an Eagle Scout and Boys State governor and graduated from Britton High School. Farrar then earned business and law degrees from the . . . Map (db m197801) HM
2South Dakota (Marshall County), Britton — Marshall County Courthouse Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all veterans of Marshall County and surrounding area and to those who will come after us for their service to God and country.Map (db m197807) WM
3South Dakota (Marshall County), Britton — Municipal Building
built by City of Britton and Works Progress Administration WPA project number 2450 Nineteen Thirty SevenMap (db m197806) HM
4South Dakota (Marshall County), Britton — 203 — The Continental Divide
The Continental Divide between Hudson Bay and Gulf of MexicoMap (db m197803) HM
5South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Adjutant's Office — Constructed 1869
"Sat. Nov. 25, 1865. Ft. Wadsworth. Arrived at 3 p.m. Received my pay, paid my debts and have $20 left." As the assistant to the commanding officer, the adjutant kept track of the men who were on furlough, in the hospital or on field . . . Map (db m162309) HM
6South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
Wed. Oct. 25, 1865. Our company is ordered to Fort Wadsworth-- bad luck to them! Men feel badly about being ordered to Wadsworth--it seems as though it was going out of the world again. But it is a soldier's duty to obey orders. Andrew . . . Map (db m101242) HM
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7South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Andrew Jackson Fisk Historic Trail
Wed. Oct. 25, 1865. Our company is ordered to Fort Wadsworth-- bad luck to them! Men feel badly about being ordered to Wadsworth--it seems as though it was going out of the world again. But it is a soldier's duty to obey . . . Map (db m162131) HM
8South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Blockhouse and Breastworks — Beginning Construction 1864
"Wed. Oct 22, 1865. Fifteen men armed two stockades." Fort Wadsworth (Fort Sisseton) was surrounded on three sides by water and situated on a hill. These were the fort's natural defenses. Structural defense systems consisted of . . . Map (db m162305) HM
9South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Commanding Officer's Quarters — Constructed 1865-1867
Thurs. Dec. 7, 1865. Major Rose called all the companies together today, gave them a talking to and much good advice. There has been quite a spirit of unrest among the men. The men were anxious to return to civil life. This structure was . . . Map (db m162304) HM
10South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Commissary/Quartermaster Sergeant's Quarters — Constructed 1882
"Wed. Jan. 3, 1866. Have been to work all day at headquarters making out monthly returns for December 1865. Took a list of clothing the boys wanted to draw for January." The Commissary Sergeants earned a wage of $21.00 per month. Their . . . Map (db m197924) HM
11South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Doctor's Residence — Constructed in 1881
One of the doctor's duties was to record mammal sightings. In 1869, elk, buffalo, antelope, grey wolf, and black bear were recorded. The antelope is the only animal still sighted in this region. Due to dwindling numbers, an order was . . . Map (db m101238) HM
12South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Guard House — Constructed in 1865
Memorandum: Dick Wilson enlisted in our squad from S. Paul in October 1863. He was a very bad case. His home has been the guard house ever since he enlisted. He broke out and deserted the 13th of February. He was caught and brought back. Again he . . . Map (db m101229) HM
13South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Hospital — Constructed in 1887
Sun. Nov. 26, 1865. Doc and Shep up all night gambling. Blowers and Peterson each made $25 tonight playing "Honest-John." During the Roaring Twenties, the Fort was leased for use as a hunting lodge. The hospital became the club room and . . . Map (db m162132) HM
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14South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Hospital — Constructed in 1887
"Fri. Nov. 17. Doc and Tom Holdship arrived from St. Paul via Ridgely. Doc looks well. Holdship has immense whiskers. Drew up a list of clothing needed by men." Dampness from living in the barracks, harsh weather conditions and . . . Map (db m162299) HM
15South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Library — Constructed in 1881
Wed. Jan. 3, 1866. We are mighty anxious to get mail. Nothing will make soldiers homesick so quick as not receiving letters from families or friends. Filling the countless hours proved to be a soldier's greatest challenge. According to . . . Map (db m162136) HM
16South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Library-Schoolhouse — Constructed 1881
"Tues. Jan 2. [1866] Finished reading a good novel titled the 'Love Test.' It's a splendid story. C. O. Frenchies' writing school is in full blast tonight in the kitchen. About 40 of the boys are attending. It is a good thing--makes the evening . . . Map (db m162296) HM
17South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Magazine — Constructed 1867
Mon. Dec. 4, 1865. Captain took all the ammunition over to the magazine and read the army regulations to the men. The U.S. Springfield and the British-made Enfield were the two basic firearms of the Civil War period. Both muzzleloaders . . . Map (db m162310) HM
18South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — North Barracks — Constructed in 1864
Sun. Nov. 12, 1865. The fort has greatly improved since we were here a year ago. Stone quarters nearly completed for us to go into. Living conditions at the Fort were crude. Wood bunks were furnished with wool blankets and mattresses . . . Map (db m101233) HM
19South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Officers' Quarters — Constructed in 1867
"Thursday, Jan. 18. Lt. Briley has taken command of the company. He has been relieved from duty at inspection-except at his post. He was over to Roll Call this morning but nobody was up-when Sgt. Knight politely told him that we hadn't had any . . . Map (db m162308) HM
20South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Quartermaster and Commissary Building
The log building had a shingled roof and was 145' long and 24' wide. A storage cellar sat under on-third of the building. While large, the building was not well constructed. Rain and snow blew through the roof and damaged supplies. When . . . Map (db m162138) HM
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21South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — South Barracks — Constructed in 1864
Tues. Nov. 14, 1865. Took the best bath I could and put on clean clothes, first time in nearly three weeks. We indulged in a stag dance this evening. Soldiers spent much of their off duty time playing chess, checkers and card games. . . . Map (db m101231) HM
22South Dakota (Marshall County), Eden — Stable — Constructed 1865
“Tues. Dec. 12, 1865. Very cold-very. My pony broke through the ice while I was watering him and he nearly perished with cold before I could get him back to the stable.” During the winter of 1864, there was an urgent need to . . . Map (db m162140) HM
23South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Bulldozing the Landscape
About, 20,000 years ago, a series of glaciers scoured and scraped their way across South Dakota, creating in their wake the Coteau des Prairies. As the glaciers retreated, they left a deposit known as glacial moraine - consisting of soil and rocky . . . Map (db m101726) HM
24South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — 420 — Fort Sisseton
Rebuilt by State of South Dakota and Works Progress Administration WPA Project Number 3384 Nineteen Thirty NineMap (db m179393) HM
25South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Fort Sisseton Military Reservation, Dakota Territory
In February 1871, President Grant approved an 82,000 acre parcel of land measuring nine miles by fifteen miles as the Fort Sisseton Military Reservation. The land was set aside for use by the military for training exercises and hay ground for . . . Map (db m101225) HM
26South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — 371 — Fort Wadsworth 1864 — Fort Sisseton 1876
Major John Clowney, 30th Wisconsin Infantry with Cos. B. E. G. and K, Captains Burton, Devlin, Swain & Klatt, started the fort on 1 August 1864, pursuant to orders of General John Pope, Department Commander. They were mostly from the north woods and . . . Map (db m179954) HM
27South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Governor William J. Janklow and Fort Sisseton
In 1996, with Executive Order 96-06, South Dakota Governor William J. "Bill" Janklow created the Governor's Commission on Fort Sisseton. His action ensured that input from dedicated local individuals, with a knowledge of history and a passion . . . Map (db m103085) HM
28South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Marshall County South Dakota — You Are Entering
The last county organized east of the Missouri, on May 2, 1885; it had been in Sheyenne County 1862; a gigantic Hanson 1870; coincident with Stone 1873; the north half of Day 1879 and was created by the 1885 Legislature and named for Governor . . . Map (db m91617) HM
29South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Post Cemetery
The cemetery roster reveals countless hardships. Nine of the people interred in this cemetery succumbed to typhoid, and four to consumption (tuberculosis). Two each died by fever, drowning, freezing, bronchitis, pneumonia, meningitis and . . . Map (db m101226) HM
30South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Senator Curt Jones and Fort Sisseton
Curt Jones loved history for a lot of reasons. He saw history as a collection of great stories that can be told and retold. He saw history as a book of lessons to be learned. Most of all, he saw history as an experience that you can keep only if . . . Map (db m103086) HM
31South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — The Laundress Quarters
The log buildings along the south side of the fort were used as officers quarters in the early years of the fort. When the brick officers' quarters were completed the log buildings became married enlisted men's and laundress quarters. . . . Map (db m101234) HM
32South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — This Fort is for the Birds
The prairie pothole lakes region that surrounds Fort Sisseton is a haven for birds. Birds and waterfowl were found in abundance when the military arrived at Fort Sisseton. In 1868 and 1869, Fort surgeon Dr. B. Knickerbocker recorded 44 species of . . . Map (db m101243) HM
33South Dakota (Marshall County), Lake City — Wealth of Wildlife — Fort Sisseton State Park
The Coteau des Prairies and glacial lakes region was a wonderful habitat for wildlife. The post surgeon, who also served as the post naturalist, kept records of the wildlife he observed. Through his records, we learn that human interference has . . . Map (db m101727) HM
34South Dakota (Marshall County), Langford — First Presbyterian Church
Former Site of First Presbyterian Church Langford, South Dakota 1896 - 1997Map (db m101258) HM
35South Dakota (Marshall County), Sisseton — 292 — Roberts County / Marshall County
You are entering Roberts County South Dakota Long the home of Sisseton, Wahpeton & Cuthead Yanktonaise Sioux, it became part of Deuel & Cheyenne Counties in 1862; Deuel extending N to 46th parallel (4 miles N) in 1872. The Reservation . . . Map (db m185145) HM
36South Dakota (Marshall County), Veblen — Veblen, South Dakota World War I & II Veterans Memorial
In Honor of Those Who Gave Their Lives World War I & World War II Edward H. Robertson Post 76 Gordon Brubakken Godfrey Halverson Donald Hill Richard Hilliard Louis Labelle Conrad Dickinson Selmer Langager Knute Myhren . . . Map (db m123358) WM
 
 
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Nov. 29, 2022