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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Moody County, South Dakota

Clickable Map of Moody 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> Moody County, SD (16) Brookings County, SD (29) Lake County, SD (17) Minnehaha County, SD (310) Lincoln County, MN (1) Pipestone County, MN (11) Rock County, MN (1)  MoodyCounty(16) Moody County (16)  BrookingsCounty(29) Brookings County (29)  LakeCounty(17) Lake County (17)  MinnehahaCounty(310) Minnehaha County (310)  LincolnCountyMinnesota(1) Lincoln County (1)  PipestoneCounty(11) Pipestone County (11)  RockCounty(1) Rock County (1)
Flandreau is the county seat for Moody County
Adjacent to Moody County, South Dakota
      Brookings County (29)  
      Lake County (17)  
      Minnehaha County (310)  
      Lincoln County, Minnesota (1)  
      Pipestone County, Minnesota (11)  
      Rock County, Minnesota (1)  
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1South Dakota, Moody County, Brookings — 608 — Moody CountyYou are about to enter
On 471st Avenue at 220th Street, on the right when traveling north on 471st Avenue.
domain of the Dakota (Sioux) Indians, with a trading post, traditionally, at the Great Bend as early as 1763 and Joseph LaFramboise in 1822 and Philander Prescott, 1832-33, certainly had posts there. That portion east of the Big Sioux was ceded by . . . Map (db m181270) HM
2South Dakota, Moody County, Colman — 198 — Lake County / Moody CountyYou are about to enter
On 235th Street (State Highway 34 at milepost 400) east of 466th Avenue, on the right when traveling west.
You are about to enter Lake County so named because of its beautiful lakes. It had been the realm of the Dacotah (Sioux) Indians with few white intruders until ceded by the Yankton tribe in 1858. In 1857 the Noble's Trail was built across . . . Map (db m208335) HM
3South Dakota, Moody County, Egan — 133 — The Lone Tree
On State Highway 34 at 474th on State Highway 34.
Here on the Highway, in front of this marker, stood the "Lone Tree" for more than two generations. It was planted, a mere cottonwood seedling, in the hole left by pulling out the original survey stake (surveyed in September 1869 by Levi P. . . . Map (db m181287) HM
4South Dakota, Moody County, Egan — Veteran's Memorial Park
On N Pierce St. at E 3rd St., on the right when traveling north on N Pierce St..
All Gave Some Some Gave All In Honor of All Veterans Past Present and FutureMap (db m102787) WM
5South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul DepotBuilt 1880 – Closed 1967
On Water Street north of East Pipestone Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
On January 1, 1880 the Southern Minnesota Railroad claimed the $10,000 prize offered by Flandreau businessmen as the first railroad to reach Flandreau. The depot was built that summer on Wind Street. The depot was moved and restored as one of . . . Map (db m181281) HM
6South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Dakota Akicita Wokisye / Dakota Soldiers Memorial
On 481st Avenue (State Highway 13) 0.5 miles north of 229th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Dakota Akicita Wokisuye De kisuyapo De makoce mitawa De makoce tewahinda Heun ozuye wai Dakota Soldiers Memorial Remember this This is my land I loved my land Therefore I went to . . . Map (db m177761) HM WM
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7South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — FlandreauApril 20, 1969
On Water Street north of East Pipestone Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
On this day, river stages on the Big Sioux River reached 17.8 feet, 3.6 feet higher than the previous record of 14.2 feet in June 1957. The winter's record snowfall in Eastern South Dakota began melting and pouring into the Big Sioux River. The . . . Map (db m208336) HM
8South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — 162 — Flandreau Christian Indian Community
On State Highway 13, 0.2 miles north of 229th Street, on the right when traveling north.
For a quarter of a century before 1862 and its War of the Indian Outbreak in Minnesota, Santee Sioux had been accepting Christianity. With the killing of over 500 whites by a truculent minority. The government hung 38, imprisoned over 300 at . . . Map (db m177447) HM
9South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — 457 — Flandreau Indian High School
On 481st Avenue (State Highway 13) 0.2 miles south of 229th Street, on the right when traveling south.
One hundred years ago Flandreau Indian School had its inception when the federal government appropriated $1,000 for the mission school set up in 1872 by Presbyterian missionaries for Santee Sioux who had homesteaded near Flandreau. The first . . . Map (db m181272) HM
10South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — 710 — Governor Bill Janklow
On West Community Drive at North 13th Street, on the left when traveling east on West Community Drive.
William John "Bill" Janklow was born in Chicago in 1939. He grew up in Flandreau. After serving in the US Marine Corps, he married Flandreau native Mary Dean Thom. They raised three children: Russell, Pam, and Shonna. After graduating from the . . . Map (db m181274) HM
11South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — 590 — In Memory of Mrs. Joseph Thatcher
On Flandreau Park Road, 0.3 miles north of 230th Street, on the right when traveling north.
One of the captives of the Spirit Lake Massacre, who was drowned while crossing the Big Sioux River, in April 1857, about 300 yards east of this point.Map (db m181285) HM
12South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Jones School District #601886 - 1972
On Water Street north of East Pipestone Avenue, on the left when traveling north.
Jones School was the last Moody County rural school to close under the state's consolidation plan joining the Flandreau School District in 1972. Located northwest of Flandreau in Spring Creek Township section 19 the school house was built in 1886. . . . Map (db m181283) HM
13South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Riverbend Meeting HouseBuilt 1871 – Restored 1989
On Water Street at East 2nd Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Water Street.
A 22'x36' wood frame building was erected by the Presbyterian Missions in 1871 in the vicinity of 400 North Crescent Street as a church for the Santee Sioux settlers. Replaced as a church in 1873, it was used as a school and meeting house until 1891 . . . Map (db m181277) HM
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14South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Wakpaipaksan Okodakiciye'River Bend Church'
Near 481st Avenue (State Highway 13) 0.2 miles north of 229th Street, on the right when traveling north.
Organized by Dakota Indian Presbytery Oct. 3, 1869 with 47 members Name changed in 1879 to First Presbyterian Church Building constructed in 1873 Restoration completed in 2003 The oldest continuously used church in the state of . . . Map (db m181262) HM
15South Dakota, Moody County, Flandreau — Waxdahl Claim Shack
On East 2nd Avenue west of Water Street, on the right when traveling east.
In 1877, a young man named Nels Pederson Waxdahl, originally from Vaksdal, Norway, came to Moody County and built a small sod house in Grovena Township Section 20 in which he lived in for several years. On July 14, 1885, he married Rosina Miller. . . . Map (db m181279) HM
16South Dakota, Moody County, Medary — 720 — Hagensick's Resort
On 220th Street (County Road 2) 0.3 miles east of 467th Avenue, on the left when traveling east.
In 1915, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hagensick purchased 14 acres of land here that, in 1917, became Hagensick's Resort. As the automobile gained popularity, thousands of summer fun-seekers sought out the resort. In 1920, it was expanded west of the bridge . . . Map (db m181260) HM
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Mar. 30, 2023