The Dexter Cemetery was started by the early pioneers located in this area in 1899 on land donated by John and Eliza Drake. This was followed by the organization of the United Brethren Church in Christ in 1902 under the supervision of Rev. W.F. . . . — — Map (db m101260) HM
Henry’s Centennial Tree, also known as “The Big Tree,” was planted the same year the town of Henry was established, by David & Lucenda Wiley, in from of their business, Lucenda’s Millinery Shop. The tree’s circumference was 30 ft. and its height . . . — — Map (db m213992) HM
District No. 5 School was the first rural public school in Codington County. At a meeting on June 30, 1879 at the Kranz Hotel, it was decided to build the school for $1,000 or less. The first term was from December 1879 to March 1880, taught by . . . — — Map (db m101265) HM
During the Moon of the Harvest (August) in 1773 a band of Sioux were camped on the shore of this lake. We-Wa-Ke, fairest maiden in the camp had given her heart to a brave young warrior, Big Eagle, whose courage on the hunt and in battle far . . . — — Map (db m180984) HM
An example of Neo-classical architecture with Renaissance exterior elements, the Codington County Courthouse was built by Gray Construction under the direction of architects Freed and Perkins & McWayne. It cost $375,000.00 and was dedicated in June . . . — — Map (db m23930) HM
Watertown was platted by the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. The uptown district, consisting of six square blocks, was divided into narrow lots intended mostly for commercial use running parallel to the railroad tracks. Important noncommercial . . . — — Map (db m120097) HM
(north inscription)Spanish-American War 1898 —Battles— Manila, Blockhouse No. 4, La Loma Church, San Francisco Del Monte, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Bigaa, Guiguinto, Santa Maria, Santa Ysabel, Malolos, Guiguinto . . . — — Map (db m155121) WM
This sundial and this park are dedicated to time.
Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough.
Yet we have all the time there is.
We chose the sundial the oldest known device for
Measuring time as a means of taking time to say . . . — — Map (db m113356) HM
Maurice A. Hockman, a prominent South Dakota architect, designed a large part of uptown. At least ten buildings are attributed to him and nine or more have Hockmanesque features. Characteristics of his style are prominent courses of brick . . . — — Map (db m131988) HM
This area overlooking the Sioux River and river plains is known as Mellette Hill; named in honor of South Dakota's first governor, whose residence is near this site.
Over the last century, the land has been privately owned. However, in 1973 . . . — — Map (db m169944) HM
Arthur C. Mellette was elected first Governor of the State of South Dakota in 1889. Although Watertown lost in its bid to obtain the State Capital, which was established in Pierre, the Mellettes maintained their home in Watertown.
While the . . . — — Map (db m181946) HM
This depot, originally the Rock Island Lines New Passenger Station and Division Office Building, was erected as a joint venture of
the Rock Island, and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroads in
1912 for $50,000.00.
Over the years, it has . . . — — Map (db m90413) HM
After years of renting spaces, the US Postal Service constructed the building on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue North in 1908 to 1909. By 1932, it was clear that the facilities were not adequate, which resulted in a well-blended . . . — — Map (db m113231) HM
Several newspapers kept the people of Watertown up to date until about 1900. By then the majority of them had ceased publication or merged with other papers. The Public Opinion was formed from the merger of the Courier-News, which began printing . . . — — Map (db m131989) HM
This tower was constructed in 1987 to house the old town clock. The city purchased the clock from Dakota Loan and Trust Co in 1887 for $1,000. The clock was moved to a tower on top of city hall in 1889. The old City Hall was demolished in 1965 . . . — — Map (db m169947) HM
1835 Joseph LaFramboise had trade post at Two Woods Lake (Chanopa.
1838 Nicollet & Fremont , explorers, visited SE Codington County.
1840 Rev. Stephen Return Riggs enroute, Lac Qui Parle to Ft. Pierre, traversed the area.
1856 Capt. Alfred . . . — — Map (db m177449) HM