“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Meade County, South Dakota

Clickable Map of Meade County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Meade County, SD (29) Butte County, SD (4) Haakon County, SD (7) Lawrence County, SD (129) Pennington County, SD (78) Perkins County, SD (12) Ziebach County, SD (0)  MeadeCounty(29) Meade County (29)  ButteCounty(4) Butte County (4)  HaakonCounty(7) Haakon County (7)  LawrenceCounty(129) Lawrence County (129)  PenningtonCounty(78) Pennington County (78)  PerkinsCounty(12) Perkins County (12)  ZiebachCounty(0) Ziebach County (0)
Sturgis is the county seat for Meade County
Adjacent to Meade County, South Dakota
      Butte County (4)  
      Haakon County (7)  
      Lawrence County (129)  
      Pennington County (78)  
      Perkins County (12)  
      Ziebach County (0)  
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1South Dakota (Meade County), Faith — 288 — Faith
Where Highways US 212 and SD 73 meet, at the end of the Cheyenne Branch of the Milwaukee Road, we live, a half mile above sea level of the Fox Ridge Divide, our souls nourished by the picture sunsets. Our Grass is unsurpassed anywhere, . . . Map (db m185219) HM
2South Dakota (Meade County), Faith — 459 — Small Town / Badger ClarkBy Badger Clark / (1883-1957)
Small Town By Badger Clark The circling cones of bison hide that made the village of the Sioux Rose near as high, spread near as wide, O little Western town, as you. But small-town skylines all are great And . . . Map (db m185220) HM
3South Dakota (Meade County), Faith — Sue
This scrap iron sculpture was created to commemorate Sue, the largest, most complete and best preserved T-Rex found to date! Ninety percent of her original bones were found. Only a foot, an arm and a few ribs and vertebrae are missing. Sue was . . . Map (db m153969) HM
4South Dakota (Meade County), Fort Meade — 8 Inch Towed Howitzer (M115)
Dates in inventory: 1940 - 1961 - Caliber: 25 (200) Total Weight: 29,700 Lbs - Muzzle Velocity: 1950 F.P.S. Tube Length: 16 feet 10.5 inches - Range: 10.5 miles Tube Life: 5,600 Rounds - Powder Pressure: 3,300 PSI Tube Weight: . . . Map (db m174055) HM
5South Dakota (Meade County), Fort Meade — Charles D. Roberts
The President of the United States In the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Congressional Medal of Honor to Roberts, Charles D. Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. . . . Map (db m174052) HM
6South Dakota (Meade County), Fort Meade — Fort Meade Museum
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m173733) HM
7South Dakota (Meade County), Fort Meade — Fourth Cavalry Group Veterans Memorial
World War II ETO Normandy Northern France Rhineland Ardennes - Alsace Central Europe 4th Cav Grp 24th Cav Rgn     4th Cav Rgn [Honor Roll of Names]Map (db m173877) WM
8South Dakota (Meade County), Fort Meade — 466 — It Started Here
On this parade ground in 1892 "The Star Spangled Banner" got its impetus to become the National Anthem. Colonel Caleb Carlton of the Eighth Cavalry was Post Commander and with his wife discussed the need for a National Air. At her suggestion he . . . Map (db m185221) HM
9South Dakota (Meade County), Mud Butte — 639 — Ben Ash
The trail blazers here on December 26, 1875 Ben Ash, S.C. Dodge, Russ Marsh, Ed Donahue, and Stimmy Stimson on their trip from Bismarck through the Indian country first sighted the Black Hills.Map (db m185222) HM
10South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear Butte
. . . Map (db m172489) HM
11South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear Butte
Entered into the National Register of Historic Places June 19, 1973 Under the National Preservation Act of October 15, 1966 Bear Butte was placed in the National Register Because of its Spiritual value To the Plains Indians . . . Map (db m172497) HM
12South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 80 — Bear ButteMountain of Plains Indians — Cheyenne (Nowawaste) Sioux (Mato Paha) —
This 4,422 foot high volcanic bubble rises 1,200 feet above the plains, a guide for centuries to Indians, fur traders, soldiers, cowboys, and travelers. It was visited or passed by Verendrye, 1743; Lt. G. K. Warren, 1855; Hayden, the scientist and . . . Map (db m177396) HM
13South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 239 — Bear Butte (Mato Paha) Indian Camp
This area, extending along Bear Butte Creek, was for centuries a select camp site for the Plains Indians, who found here mountain spring water, wood, protection from the bitter north winds, together with much game and wild fruit in season. Here, or . . . Map (db m184003) HM
14South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Born of OpportunityThe Story of our History
Sturgis City, as it was originally called, was laid out by Major Jeremiah Wilcox on August 16, 1878. it was positioned to take advantage of the recently established site of Fort Meade, 1.5 miles to the east, and named for the commander of that . . . Map (db m174066) HM
15South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Broken PromisesThe Story of our History
The Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 held implications that would impact the destiny of the Lakota people for generations. The government promised in the 1868 treaty to care for them by building an agency on the reservation with commensurate . . . Map (db m174078) HM
16South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 33 — Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown
Camp J.G. Sturgis Named for Lt. J.G. Sturgis, killed June 25, 1876 at Battle of Little Big Horn. Established July 1, 1878 in this area by Cos. G.F.I.K., 1st US Infantry; D.G. 11th US Infantry; Hq. & Trs. A.C.D.E.G.I.K.M. 7th US Cavalry; Col. . . . Map (db m177387) HM
17South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Capt. William F. Raynolds
With a military expedition camped in the vicinity July 10, & 11th, 1859. He conducted on Sunday the first Christian services on Meade County soil.Map (db m172481) HM
18South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Charles Nolin
Age 24 Pony Mail Carrier Was ambushed, Killed And Scalped on this spot in August 1876.Map (db m174059) HM
19South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 556 — Charles Nolin1876
This youthful pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood Gold Trail was ambushed, killed, and scalped in what is now south Sturgis on August 19, 1876. He was buried, next morning, by passing pioneers. On June 7, 1889, local citizens re-interred him . . . Map (db m183999) HM
20South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 473 — Charles Nolin, Pony Mail Carrier
Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood trail, was ambushed, killed, and scalped here by Indians on August 19, 1876. On this evening, Nolin stopped by Alkali Creek, where the National Cemetery is now located. Here a . . . Map (db m184002) HM
21South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 512 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camps
Camps D-Army-1 & SCS-6 (Fechner): 1/2 mile S on W edge of Ft. Meade D-Army-1 company: 2758--7/20/34-10/31/35. SCS-6 companies: 2765--10/15/36-5/27/42; 4725V--5/28/42-7/27/42. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during . . . Map (db m184004) HM
22South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Dr. F. V. Hayden
Noted Geologist of the U.S. ascended this Mt. on Mar. 9, 1855 Map (db m172487) HM
23South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Sacred Mountain of the Plains Indians
Noavosse (cheyenne) "The good Mountain" Mato Paha (Sioux) "Bear Mountain" Here through the centuries plains Indians received spiritual guidance from their creator. Here the Cheyenne Prophet, Sweet Medicine, received the 4 . . . Map (db m172490) HM
24South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — The Fate of the Mail CarrierThe Story of our History
On this site, the evening of August 19, 1876, 24-year-old Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier was shot and scalped. He was asked by members of the Schofeld Freighting Outfit to stay with them for the night because of the presence of Indians in . . . Map (db m174075) HM
25South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — The Peace Keeping PostThe Story of our History
There had long been talk of the need for a military post in the region. As far back as 1857, First Lieutenant Warren recognized the strategic importance of the Black Hills. On Sept. 30, 1857, Lt Warren, while on a military survey of the region, . . . Map (db m174069) HM
26South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — 436 — Thomas E. Odell
Born in Ohio in 1876, he came to South Dakota in 1907. With scant education, he achieved college degrees, taught for 25 years, his last school at 86, to afford him time for summer research. He wrote "Mato Paha", the story of Bear Butte, a . . . Map (db m180977) HM
27South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Treaties are formedThe Story of our History
As the United States grew and people moved west, they came in contact with the Native Americans. Out of these contacts conflicts arose. In response to these conflicts, the United States government enacted treaties with the Native Americans. . . . Map (db m174081) HM
28South Dakota (Meade County), Vale — 32 — "Death of the Bismarck Trail"
On this spot, where the eroded ruts of the Bismarck-Deadwood Trail are still plain to see took place on July 17, 1877 the massacre of the Wagnus family by Indians, who from Bear Butte watched with envy the passing of their lands to the whites. Two . . . Map (db m184171) HM
29South Dakota (Meade County), Vale — Lakota Holy Man, Visionary, Ambassador, Healer and Storyteller
"Give us a blessing so that our words and actions be one in unity, and that we will be able to listen to each other. In doing so, we shall with good heart walk hand in hand to face the future." Frank Fools Crow in prayer . . . Map (db m154913) HM
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Aug. 8, 2022