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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Charles Mix County, South Dakota

Clickable Map of Charles Mix 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> Charles Mix County, SD (16) Aurora County, SD (4) Bon Homme County, SD (13) Brule County, SD (11) Douglas County, SD (4) Gregory County, SD (28) Hutchinson County, SD (7) Lyman County, SD (10) Boyd County, NE (2) Knox County, NE (15)  CharlesMixCounty(16) Charles Mix County (16)  AuroraCounty(4) Aurora County (4)  BonHommeCounty(13) Bon Homme County (13)  BruleCounty(11) Brule County (11)  DouglasCounty(4) Douglas County (4)  GregoryCounty(28) Gregory County (28)  HutchinsonCounty(7) Hutchinson County (7)  LymanCounty(10) Lyman County (10)  BoydCountyNebraska(2) Boyd County (2)  KnoxCounty(15) Knox County (15)
Lake Andes is the county seat for Charles Mix County
Adjacent to Charles Mix County, South Dakota
      Aurora County (4)  
      Bon Homme County (13)  
      Brule County (11)  
      Douglas County (4)  
      Gregory County (28)  
      Hutchinson County (7)  
      Lyman County (10)  
      Boyd County, Nebraska (2)  
      Knox County, Nebraska (15)  
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1 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Lake Andes — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp BF-1 (DSE-204): located in edge of town of Lake Andes Companies: Nebraskans?--July-October 1933; 2759V -- 7/31/34-11/1/34; 2743 (Nebraskans) -- 5/25/35-Fall 1935 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during . . . Map (db m187634) HM
2 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Marty — 119 — Martin Marty / Rev. Sylvester Eisenman
Martin Marty 1834-1896 First Abbot of St. Meinrad Archabbey, First Bishop of the Dakota Territory, began to visit the Indians in this territory in 1877. He established the first Indian Mission called St. Ann’s Mission of Wheeler, . . . Map (db m177442) HM
3 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Marty, Wahehe Township — Treaty of 1858Yankton Sioux Tribe — Missouri National Recreational River —
This monument commemorates the Yankton Sioux Treaty of 1858. As increasing numbers of settlers came upriver, the Yankton Sioux had to decide whether to join other Sioux tribes in armed resistance or to co-exist with the immigrants. They . . . Map (db m217461) HM
4 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Marty, Wahehe Township — 647 — Yankton Sioux Treaty of 1858 Monument
In memory of the Yankton Chiefs, who made the Treaty of 1858. Struck by the Ree · Black Bear · Medicine Cow · White Swan · Pretty Boy · Feather in the Ear · Crazy Bull · Frank Deloria Sioux Delegates who signed the . . . Map (db m217464) HM
5 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Buffalo Tipi Covers
Making a hide tipi cover was a community project. The women would get together to make a cover, which was made by piecing together the hides of multiple animals, usually buffalo. It required 18 tanned buffalo hides to make the average tipi. . . . Map (db m187547) HM
6 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Circle of Life
"You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. . . . The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round . . . Map (db m187544) HM
7 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Fort Randall Dam - Lake Francis Case
Fort Randall Dam Construction Period: 1946-1956 Length: 10,700 ft Width at Base: 4,300 ft Max. Height: 165 ft Type: Rolled Earth Fill Earth Fill: 50 million cu yds Concrete: 961,000 cu yds. Record Discharge: 169,800 cfs (July . . . Map (db m187549) HM
8 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Gifts of the Buffalo
To the Native American tribes of the Great Plains, the buffalo was sacred. They depended on the buffalo for their survival and used nearly every part of the animal. They felt a strong sense of kinship with the animal that kept them warm, . . . Map (db m187548) HM
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9 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Pickstown / Lewis and Clark — Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail —
Pickstown Lewis and Clark passed this site on September 8, 1804. The next day they had their first encounter with prairie dogs, which they called barking squirrels. They killed one and caught one alive by pouring a great quantity of water . . . Map (db m187535) HM
10 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Star Power
Living under a vast blanket of stars above the Great Plains, Native Americans had an interest in the stars. Stars are believed to be Woniya of Wakan Tanka, "the holy breath of the Great Spirit." Constellations in the night sky . . . Map (db m187545) HM
11 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Tipi: "They Dwell"
Few dwellings stir the imagination like the tipi. Used by nearly all Native American tribes of the Great Plains, this practical, moveable, one-room home was ideal for seminomadic tribes that followed buffalo herds across the prairie. Inside . . . Map (db m187543) HM
12 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Pickstown — Women's Work: Making & Raising Tipis
Tipis were the exclusive responsibility of women among Great Plains tribes. They worked together to set them up and take them down, make hide covers, cut poles, and pack and transport the tipis and their contents. After the arrival of the . . . Map (db m187546) HM
13 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Ravinia — Ravinia School1917 – 1967
Gone but not Forgotten The Golden Years Home of the Bears This memorial to Ravinia Consolidated School is a tribute to all who attended and graduated from the humble institution, including dedicated educators and board members who . . . Map (db m187638) HM
14 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Ravinia — The Ravinia Consolidated School
This marker commemorates and gives directions to the Ravinia Consolidated School site and memorial ¼ mile south on County Highway 21 in Ravinia. The school operated from 1917-1967 when reorganization dissolved the district. During this period . . . Map (db m187637) HM
15 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Wagner — Armed Forces Memorial
Army   Navy   Air Force   Marine Corps   Coast Guard   Merchant Marine Duty · Honor · Country · Freedom In honor of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces of the United States of America who served for our great country so each . . . Map (db m217530) WM
16 South Dakota, Charles Mix County, Wagner — Company A 153rd Engineer Battalion MemorialIn honor
of the men and women of Company A 153rd En Bn who served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. 07 December 2003 to 01 March 2005 A Company Roster Commander - CPT Gregory R. Darlow First Sergeant - 1SG John L. Noyes . . . Map (db m217633) WM
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Sep. 26, 2023