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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Pennington County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Pennington 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 Pennington County, SD (78) Custer County, SD (34) Haakon County, SD (7) Jackson County, SD (20) Lawrence County, SD (129) Meade County, SD (29) Oglala Lakota County, SD (3) Weston County, WY (17)  PenningtonCounty(78) Pennington County (78)  CusterCounty(34) Custer County (34)  HaakonCounty(7) Haakon County (7)  JacksonCounty(20) Jackson County (20)  LawrenceCounty(129) Lawrence County (129)  MeadeCounty(29) Meade County (29)  OglalaLakotaCounty(3) Oglala Lakota County (3)  WestonCountyWyoming(17) Weston County (17)
Rapid City is the county seat for Pennington County
Adjacent to Pennington County, South Dakota
      Custer County (34)  
      Haakon County (7)  
      Jackson County (20)  
      Lawrence County (129)  
      Meade County (29)  
      Oglala Lakota County (3)  
      Weston County, Wyoming (17)  
 
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1South Dakota (Pennington County), Custer — Harney Peak Lookout
The Harney Peak fire lookout, dam and pumphouse were built by the CCC in 1939 and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Harney Peak Elevation is 2207 meters (7242 ft). The peak is the highest point east of the . . . Map (db m125087) HM
2South Dakota (Pennington County), Ellsworth AFB — Rockwell B-1B "Lancer" — South Dakato Air and Space Museum — Ellsworth Air Force Base —
The B-1A was initially developed in the 1970s as a replacement for the B-52. Four prototypes of his long –range, high speed strategic bomber were developed and tested but the program was canceled in 1977 before going into production. The B-1B . . . Map (db m70966) HM WM
3South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — "Work Call"
This memorial dedicated to the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942 Made possible by a grant from ”Sarge” Melvin B. Hermanson 2008Map (db m120159) HM
4South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Black Hills Central Railroad's Famous Engine #7 — 1919
Engine #7 turned 100 in 2019. This engine was in service at the 1880 Train until 2012, when it was retired and placed here for all to enjoy and photograph. Built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1919, this historic 2-6-2 (wheel arrangement) . . . Map (db m202718) HM
5South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — BNSF Railroad Signal
This signal was retired from service on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Powder River Division, Butte Subdivision, Milepost 400 in Marsland, Nebraska on August 10, 2011. The Butte Subdivision is part of BNSF Railway's coal loop which . . . Map (db m202702) HM
6South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — 524 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-2 (DF-2) Horse Creek: Located 2 miles W on Horse Creek. Companies: 791--5/22/33-4/30/34 2752--7/30/34-10/21/35 2761--10/25/35-01/36 2748--01/36-5/25/36 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that . . . Map (db m184419) HM
7South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — 533 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-15 Tigerville: Located 1/4 mile S of here. Companies: 765--10/26/33-Spring 1934     757--4/21/34-10/20/34 2748--10/21/34-1/36     793--5/25/36-6/13/39 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that . . . Map (db m184461) HM
8South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — 39 — Hill City
First laid out as a gold camp in February 1876 by Thomas Harvey, John Miller and Hugh McCullough, the rich strikes in the Northern Hills made it a deserted village by May 1876. Its deserted cabins had many transient occupants and the cabin that . . . Map (db m177389) HM
9South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Hill City Depot — 1889
The Hill City Depot was built in 1889 by the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad (B&M.R.) an early subsidiary of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad (C.B &Q). This depot was originally two stories with living quarters for the station agent . . . Map (db m202705) HM
10South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — I've Been Working on the Railroad
The George S. Mickelson trail follows the old railroad of the abandoned Edgemont to Deadwood line of the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q). The railroad was converted to the Mickelson Trail in the Fall of 1998 as part of the Rails to . . . Map (db m162782) HM
11South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Multiple Purpose Management in Action
This young Ponderosa Pine forest was thinned by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 to improve the growth of the remaining trees[.] The first commercial harvest was made in 1959 when the area was thinned again for posts and poles. From now on a . . . Map (db m37116) HM
12South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Newton Lake CCC Camp
This F-9 Hill City Civilian Conservation Corps CCC) Camp was established in March 1933. Congress began the program to address severe unemployment and poverty during the Great Depression and later terminated it in 1942, during World War II. The CCC . . . Map (db m155899) HM
13South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Not Just Any Old Railroad Line
The George S. Mickelson trail follows a raised railroad right-of-way that is the abandoned Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q). In 1849, construction of the CB&Q began in Aurora, Illinois and by 1864, the CB&Q spanned the 400 miles . . . Map (db m155900) HM
14South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Semaphore & Telegraph — 1837-1889
Samuel Finley Breese Morse, an American, developed the telegraph system, which consisted of one wire. A further development called the Highton Signal System, introduced in 1837, employed the Morse code, transmitted from a device know as a . . . Map (db m202698) HM
15South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — 255 — Sheridan — 1875–1942
Sheridan, located 1/2 mile NE, now 30 feet under water, was named for General Philip Sheridan and founded in 1875 on Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail, as Golden, in the belief that fabulous placer gold existed here. Still Indian Country and everybody a . . . Map (db m184420) HM
16South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — The Black Hills Central Railroad — 1880 Train
The Black Hills Central Railroad has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1893Map (db m70976) HM
17South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — The Steam Locomotive — 1814
The strength of the steam engine is its ability to convert raw heat into mechanical work. The first Steam Locomotive Engine was designed by George Stephenson in 1814 at the age of 20. The diagram shows major components of a piston steam engine, . . . Map (db m202710) HM
18South Dakota (Pennington County), Hill City — Von Woehrman Building
This building is listed on the National Register as the oldest commercial hand-hewn log building in continuous use in South Dakota. Built in 1885 by the German immigrant Camillo Von Woehrman as a saloon and sleeping quarters; in 1890 he began . . . Map (db m119999) HM
19South Dakota (Pennington County), Interior — Journey to Wounded Knee — Badlands National Park
Journey to Wounded Knee-December 24, 1890 a bitter Christmas Eve wind rattled the wagon in which Minneconjou Chief Big Foot lay waiting while his people cleared a pass down the Badlands Wall. Several hours of hard work with axes and spades made the . . . Map (db m62104) HM
20South Dakota (Pennington County), Johnson Siding — 529 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-4: Pactola Campsite inundated by Lake Pactola. Companies: 1789--6/8/33-10/35 2748--5/25/36-1940 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that gave jobless men work renovating abused lands. The Army . . . Map (db m184423) HM
21South Dakota (Pennington County), Johnson Siding — Pactola Dam & Reservoir — Flood Control, Irrigation & Recreation
Construction of Pactola Dam began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. At times nearly 200 men worked on the dam. Unskilled workers earned $1.25 an hour and skilled workers $2.75 an hour. The men placed 2,163,251 cubic yards of impervious earthfill . . . Map (db m37064) HM
22South Dakota (Pennington County), Johnson Siding — Water for a Thirsty West — The Rapid Valley Unit & Project
By the mid-20th century, water in the West did more than irrigate 160 acre patches of alfalfa. Water flowed as the life blood of cities, private industries, and military bases. Droughts during the 1930s illustrated that Rapid City could not depend . . . Map (db m37070) HM
23South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — (Mount Rushmore) Chronology
1923 • Colossal sculpture in the Black Hills first suggested by Doane Robinson. 1924 • Gutzon Borglum's first visit to the Black Hills. 1927 • Address by President Calvin Coolidge at Mount Rushmore and first actual drilling. 1929 • Senator . . . Map (db m89492) HM
24South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Abraham Lincoln — 16th President — 1861-1865 —
Born: February 12, 1809, in a log cabin in Harden (now Larue) County, Kentucky Married: Mary Todd (1818-1882), November 4, 1842 Children: Robert Todd, Edward Baker, William Wallace, and Thomas "Tad" Died: April 15, 1865, Washington, D.C., . . . Map (db m89398) HM
25South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — After the Fire
The Galena Fire consumed 16,788 acres, mostly within the borders of Custer State Park. More than $2.1 million was spent fighting the fire, and about $4.4 million worth of timber burned. None of Custer State Park's buildings were damaged, no people . . . Map (db m45351) HM
26South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — George Washington — 1st President — 1789-1797 —
Born: February 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Virginia Married: Martha Danbridge Curtis, (1732-1802), January 6, 1759 Children: John and Martha Curtis (adopted) Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia Education: No formal . . . Map (db m89399) HM
27South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Gutzon Borglum — (John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum) — Born March 25, 1867--Died March 6, 1941 —
His birthplace was Idaho. California first taught him art. Then France, who first gave him fame. England welcomed him. America called him home. His genius for the exquisite as for the colossal, gave permanence on canvas, in bronze, in marble, to . . . Map (db m49105) HM
28South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — 453 — Gutzon Borglum — (John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum) — Born March 25, 1867 – Died March 6, 1941 —
His birthplace was Idaho. California first taught him art. Then France, who first gave him fame. England welcomed him. America called him home. His genius for the exquisite as for the colossal gave permanence on canvas, in bronze, in marble, to . . . Map (db m134568) HM
29South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — History of the United States of America
Almighty God, from this pulpit of stone the American people render thanksgiving and praise for the new era of civilization brought forth upon this continent. Centuries of tyrannical oppression sent to these shores, God-fearing men to seek in freedom . . . Map (db m89493) HM
30South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Peter Norbeck
Norbeck Wildlife Preserve Created by Act of Congress, 1949 Peter Norbeck 1870 – 1936 Well driller, Statesman, first native Governor of South Dakota, U.S. Senator, founder of Custer State Park, sponsor of Mount Rushmore . . . Map (db m4395) HM
31South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Rushmore Workers
1927–1941 (list of names)Map (db m2114) HM
32South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — 713 — The Father of Mount Rushmore
Doane Robinson (1856-1946) was the South Dakota state historian from 1901 to 1926. Speaking to the Black and Yellow Trail Association in January 1924, Robinson proposed his idea to carve legendary figures of the American West into the Black Hills . . . Map (db m184424) HM
33South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — The Galena Fire Chronology
Contributing Factors For several months prior to the Galena Fire, weather conditions were unusually hot and dry. Average annual precipitation for this region is 18 inches. In the 12 months before the fire only 11 inches fell in the Park.The . . . Map (db m45350) HM
34South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — The Power to Carve a Mountain
Over 450,000 tons of rock were removed from Mount Rushmore to bring out the four presidential faces. Although about 90% of the rock was removed with dynamite, the remaining rock was removed by drilling with jackhammers and wedging the rock off the . . . Map (db m89491) HM
35South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Theodore Roosevelt — 26th President — 1901-1909 —
Born: October 27, 1858, New York, New York Married: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow (1861-1848), December 2, 1886 Children: Alice, Theodore, Jr., Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, Quentin Died: January 6, . . . Map (db m89459) HM
36South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Thomas Jefferson — 3rd President — 1801-1809 —
Thomas Jefferson “I have learnt to expect that it will rarely fall to the lot of imperfect man to retire from this station with the reputation & the favor which bring him into it.” - First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801 Born . . . Map (db m181435) HM
37South Dakota (Pennington County), Keystone — Wildlife and Fire
It would seem that a large forest fire would destroy an area for wildlife. However, the Galena Fire has improved much of the Park's wildlife habitat. The fire created many open meadows where grasses and shrubs are now growing. The mixture of meadow . . . Map (db m45352) HM
38South Dakota (Pennington County), Mystic — Castleton
Castle Creek was named by General Custer when he and his troops traveled through its headwaters in 1874. Gold was discovered in this valley to the west in 1875. A mining camp soon developed into the town named Castleton with a population of . . . Map (db m184801) HM
39South Dakota (Pennington County), Mystic — 526 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-1 Mystic: Located at this spot Companies: 760--6/29/33-10/20/34   2753--10/20/34-10/30/35 2763--10/30/35-1/20/36   1790--1/20/36-1/6/38 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that gave jobless . . . Map (db m184462) HM
40South Dakota (Pennington County), New Underwood — 724 — Walter Dale Miller: — 29th Governor of South Dakota
Walter Dale Miller was born October 5, 1925 near Viewfield. He graduated from New Underwood High School and spent his life ranching in Meade County. Miller served in the State House of Representatives from 1967 to 1987. He is the only person in . . . Map (db m183905) HM
41South Dakota (Pennington County), Philip — Invisible Warriors
…(for) people who are on alert at the launch missile control centers it's very much an invisible thankless job.…nobody sees what they do, nobody cares about it. I see them as almost invisible warriors, the security police that are there, the . . . Map (db m113088) HM
42South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — A City Divided — The Berlin Wall Memorial
For 49 years, Berlin, former capital of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, was occupied by the victorious allies of World War II--the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. For much of that time an ugly wall divided the city . . . Map (db m136630) WM
43South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Berlin Wall Segments — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Segment A. This Berlin Wall Segment, located between the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie from 1961 - 1989, is donated in gratitude to all Military Chaplains, who in time of war and peace, faithfully served God and . . . Map (db m136418) WM
44South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Black Hills Veterans Memorial
World War I 1914 - 1918 Our object now is to vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the life of the world as against selfish and autocratic power and to set up amongst the free and seit-governed peoples of the world such concert of . . . Map (db m190720) HM
45South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Celebrating Victory — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Panel A. On November 9, 1989, to stem the flow of refugees, desperate Communist leaders announced amid chaos that they would issue passports to all East Germans, allowing them to come and go as they pleased. That evening hundreds of . . . Map (db m136631) HM
46South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Confrontation — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Because of the Four-Power Agreements, the Allies had insisted upon free access to Berlin at any time. In 1958, Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev of the Soviet Union demanded that the Allies leave West Berlin and Berlin be made a "demilitarized free . . . Map (db m136629) HM
47South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Construction of the Wall — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Early on August 13, 1961, the East German Army, with Soviet support, began constructing a barrier of barbed wire, cinder blocks and mortar between East and West Berlin. The barrier was intended to stop the exodus of citizens fleeing from . . . Map (db m136408) WM
48South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 5 — Early Places — Founders Park Plaza —
Rufus "Pap" Madison's Cabin As seen in George Mansfield's drawing. The original cabin stands at the Journey Museum. Rapid City High School Located on school land where Dakota Middle School sits today. The fencing and hay bales in . . . Map (db m187542) HM
49South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 6 — Follow the Horseshoes through Founders Park Plaza — Founders Park Plaza —
In Founders Park Plaza the history of the first developed part of Rapid City is literally written in concrete. The Plaza shows the town (in colored concrete) skewed on its foundation (in uncolored concrete), orienting the town toward magnetic north . . . Map (db m187541) HM
50South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Historic Madison Ranch — Home of "Mr. Rodeo" James "Russ" Madison
A one time member of Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show, Madison came to Dakota Territory in 1886 and the history of South Dakota Rodeo began. Russ won the Champion Relay Race in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1907 and then began building his bucking horse . . . Map (db m113149) HM
51South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 3 — Landscapes — Founders Park Plaza —
George B. Mansfield's drawing of Rapid City, Dakota Territory, 1876. Mansfield went on to become an executive with Dakota Power Co., organized 1883. 1. John W. Allen and Jake Claussen 2. John R. Brennan and Oscar Nicholson 3. Reddy Johnson . . . Map (db m187539) HM
52South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Measuring Gage Shut Down — Remembrance and Renewal — Rapid City Flood of 1972 —
The adjacent graph reflects the water levels in height of feet of Rapid Creek under certain events — average winter stage flows, average summertime stage flows during the irrigation season, and the stage flow of June 9, 1972. It must be noted that . . . Map (db m184416) HM
53South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 4 — Pioneers and Native Americans — [Founders Park Plaza] —
Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy with his wife Fannie, at home at 727 South St. McGillycuddy was Mayor, Indian Agent, Dean of the School of Mines and South Dakota's first State Surgeon. Joseph and Alice Gossage Publishers of the city's most . . . Map (db m187540) HM
54South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 118 — Rapid City Founders Camp Site
Near a perpendicular sandstone cliff a short distance North of here and across Rapid Creek (a marker denotes the site) was the first camp of those hardy pioneers who founded Rapid City. Here John R. Brennan, Martin Persinger, Thomas Ferguson, W. P. . . . Map (db m184409) HM
55South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 2 — Rapid City's Founders — Founders Park Plaza —
John Richard Brennan From John Brennan's Journal February 23, 1876 A party consisting of W.P. Martin, J.W. Allen, Mart Persinger, William Marston, John R. Brennan, Tom Ferguson, and Dick King left Palmer Gulch with a view . . . Map (db m187538) HM
56South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Rapid Creek Flood Mark
Heavy thunderstorms on the afternoon and evening of June 9th, 1972, caused Rapid Creek to flood this area. The water reached the elevation of this flood benchmark.Map (db m184418) HM
57South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Rapid Trout
a relief sculpture in concrete Martin Wanserski, creator and designer Fiorenzo Berardozzi and Nancy Losacker, artist assistants Lost Cabin Constructors, Inc., fabricators and installers Trout are not native to the Black Hills. They were . . . Map (db m184831) HM
58South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Tank Traps — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Tank Trap A. This tank trap, located between the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie from 1961 - 1989, is donated in honor of the citizens of Potsdam, Germany (the sister city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota), where religious freedom was . . . Map (db m136417) WM
59South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The American Commitment — The Berlin Wall Memorial
The United States never wavered in its commitment to freedom and democracy in Berlin, a city isolated 100 miles inside Easts Germany. In 1948, to assert its influence over Germany, the Soviet Union blockaded land access to Berlin. The Western . . . Map (db m136414) WM
60South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Given to Rapid City by Generous Citizens Mindful of the Price of Freedom COMMITTEE Gale Holbrook Ra Vae Luckhart Jim Kuehn Phil Nichols Carolyn Mollers Paul Reinke, DDS Col. Josiah Wallace Dale Clement, PhD . . . Map (db m136399) WM
61South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Berlin Wall Memorial — To Our Visitors
Here, in America's Heartland between Mount Rushmore national Memorial and Ellsworth Air Force Base, remnants of the Berlin Wall are a vivid remainder that vigilance must never give way to complacency where freedom is concerned. The . . . Map (db m136400) HM
62South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Cruel Border — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Sometimes East German border guards themselves took advantage of lapses of attention to escape the watch of their colleagues, as Conrad Schumann did by leaping over the barbed wire and fleeing to the West. Most often, however, people attempting . . . Map (db m136412) WM
63South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Eagles — Ryan McCandless / Nick Armstrong
The Eagles "On eagles wings they soar, forever free, forever in our hearts." On August 2, 2011, three Rapid City Police Officers were shot while on a routine public nuisance call. Officer Ryan McCandless died at the scene, Officer Nick . . . Map (db m184743) HM
64South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Historic Pap Madison Cabin
Original Construction The Madison cabin was built in 1876 with logs from the abundant groves of cottonwoods along Rapid Creek. After the trees were felled and trimmed, the logs were squared on the ground (typically with a broadaxe) . . . Map (db m154847) HM
65South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Journey of The Pap Madison Cabin
This cabin, dating to Rapid City's is founding in early 1876, is the oldest known structure in the city and one of the oldest standing structures in the Black Hills. Rufus "Pap" Madison built it at the corner of Fifth and Rapid Street, the center of . . . Map (db m154909) HM
66South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — 1 — Welcome to Founders Park Plaza — Founders Park Plaza —
What is Founders Park Plaza's mission? 1. To mark the location where the founding party camped in 1876 while they laid out Rapid City. 2. To honor Rapid City's founders and pioneers. 3. To educate visitors about the 50 years of Rapid . . . Map (db m187537) HM
67South Dakota (Pennington County), Rockerville — Explorer II
From the floor of the Stratobowl below on November 11, 1935 The Stratosphere Balloon Explorer II rose to the world altitude record of 72,395 feet The ascent was made for scientific . . . Map (db m161947) HM
68South Dakota (Pennington County), Scenic — Cliff Shelf Nature Trail
This loop trail rises 300 feet to a dramatic view of the White River Valley. From this elevation you can also see the flat-topped Eagle Butte, 25 miles (40 km) to the south. Humans have used the Cliff Shelf for more than 11,000 years. More than 50 . . . Map (db m45290) HM
69South Dakota (Pennington County), Wall — Born of Volcanos
Thirty-seven million years ago, the ancient crystalline core of the Black Hills had already been exposed by erosion. The long blue profile of those mountains, visible to the west, looked much as it does now. About that time, streams flowing . . . Map (db m4404) HM
70South Dakota (Pennington County), Wall — High Security
The fence in front of you once guarded the Delta-09 Launch Facility which held a Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). During the Cold War, anyone or anything that crossed this fence was in serious trouble. Standing orders meant . . . Map (db m66953) HM
71South Dakota (Pennington County), Wall — Jungle on a Seabed
A jungle grew here. Before that, a shallow sea covered the land. Both are gone now, but both left evidence of their passing. The sea's signature is ammonites, baculites, and clams, pearly fossils entombed in a fossil mud called the Pierre . . . Map (db m4399) HM
72South Dakota (Pennington County), Wall — The Carrol McDonald Post No. 246
On this Memorial Day, May 30th, 1939 The Carrol McDonald Post No. 246 Of the American Legion Erects and Dedicates This Monument to the Memory of Those Soldiers who were called From Wall and Vicinity to Serve their Country . . . Map (db m168856) WM
73South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — 557 — Cheyenne River Rest Area
South Dakota's rich western heritage has been remembered along the Interstate highway system at safety rest areas and tourist information centers. The eight pillars which thrust skyward here merge in the framework of a tipi, the Plains Indian . . . Map (db m184631) HM
74South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — 557 — Cheyenne River Rest Area
South Dakota's rich western heritage has been remembered along the Interstate highway system at safety rest areas and tourist information centers. The eight pillars which thrust skyward here merge in the framework of a tipi, the Plains . . . Map (db m192323) HM
75South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — Missouri River
When the Oahe Dam was built, taming the Mighty Missouri River, the resulting reservoir backed up 231 miles. The dam was completed in 1962 and was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. The body of water, named Lake Oahe, boasts 2,250 miles of . . . Map (db m161878) HM
76South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — Native American Culture
South Dakota is home to nine tribes of the Sioux Nation, each of which is identified by one of three dialects: Dakota, Lakota and Nakota. One way to experience a part of tribal culture is by attending a "wacipi" or "powwow," to see the colorful . . . Map (db m161875) HM
77South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — Purple Heart Memorial Highway
On May 24, 2012, the South Dakota DOT's Transportation Commission officially declared Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border as South Dakota's segment of the National Purple Heart Trail. The Purple Heart Trail was . . . Map (db m124101) HM
78South Dakota (Pennington County), Wasta — World's Only Corn Palace - Mitchell
Mitchell is home to the World's Only Corn Palace. It was originally constructed in 1892 to celebrate the harvest and stimulate the economic growth of the community. Today, visitors can still enjoy celebrations at the Corn Palace and can . . . Map (db m161876) HM
 
 
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