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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Perkins County, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Perkins 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 Perkins County, SD (18) Butte County, SD (12) Corson County, SD (8) Harding County, SD (5) Meade County, SD (29) Ziebach County, SD (0) Adams County, ND (3)  PerkinsCounty(18) Perkins County (18)  ButteCounty(12) Butte County (12)  CorsonCounty(8) Corson County (8)  HardingCounty(5) Harding County (5)  MeadeCounty(29) Meade County (29)  ZiebachCounty(0) Ziebach County (0)  AdamsCountyNorth Dakota(3) Adams County (3)
Bison is the county seat for Perkins County
Adjacent to Perkins County, South Dakota
      Butte County (12)  
      Corson County (8)  
      Harding County (5)  
      Meade County (29)  
      Ziebach County (0)  
      Adams County, North Dakota (3)  
 
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1 South Dakota, Perkins County, Bison — In Memory of Hugh Glass
Built by Perkins County Old-Timers’ Ass’n in 1939 In Memory of Hugh Glass Hunter with Ashley’s Fur Traders, mauled by a grizzly bear while camping at the forks of Grand River north of Bison in 1823. Left for dead, . . . Map (db m164223) HM
2 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — Interesting Structures
Castle This magnificent structure has been constructed out of prehistoric logs, some of which weigh more than 10,000 pounds apiece. The entire castle is composed of more than 300 tons of petrified rock (think 8 full semi-trucks, or 200 . . . Map (db m231224) HM
3 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — Ole Quammen
Ole S. Quammen, the mastermind behind the Petrified Wood Park, was born in 1871, his family immigrated to America in 1872 and homesteaded in MN. When Quammen was 23 he became a Watkins Medical Co. distributor which eventually led him to Voltaire, ND . . . Map (db m231140) HM
4 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — Ole S. QuammenIn Memory of
father of Mrs. Harry C. Olson, the creator and donor of this, the world's largest Petrified Wood Park of its kind. Mr. Quammen's picture is displayed in the museum.Map (db m113240) HM
5 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — Petrified Wood
Petrified wood is actually a fossil. and these are estimated to be 20-30 million years old. The petrification process can take very little time under the right circumstances but the longer the process is given, the harder the rocks will . . . Map (db m231496) HM
6 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — Quartzite Border Markers/Yellowstone Trail
Several large red/pink stones can be located throughout the park that have an interesting history. In 1889 North Dakota and South Dakota simultaneously were admitted to the Union and became the 39th and 40th state. In 1890 US Congress passed a . . . Map (db m231228) HM
7 South Dakota, Perkins County, Lemmon — The Museum/The Restoration
Constructed in 1933, the Petrified Wood Park Museum is a truly impressive structure. The walls of the building are constructed from petrified logs and the flooring of the original building is made of petrified grass and reeds. The base of the walls . . . Map (db m231226) HM
8 South Dakota, Perkins County, Meadow — 698 — Bismarck-Deadwood Stage Trail
At this point the Bismarck-Deadwood Stage Trail passed in a line extending about 240 miles from northeast to southwest. In 1877, the Dakota Territorial Legislature commissioned the survey of the trail, which transported passengers and freight . . . Map (db m190172) HM
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9 South Dakota, Perkins County, Meadow — WWII Bomber Crashes near Meadow, SD
At 10:00 PM, October 20, at 1944, a four-engined B-24 bomber crashed with a crew of 10 men on the Hubler farm, 6 miles north east of Meadow, SD. Four crewman were killed and one injured. Those who died were Lt. Milan J. Mikulec, 23 bombardier, . . . Map (db m205041) HM WM
10 South Dakota, Perkins County, Seim, DeWitt Township in Shadehill State Recreation Area — Hugh Glass1828-1928 Reported permanently removed
This altar to courage was erected August 1, 1923 by the Neihart Club in honor of Hugh Glass who wounded and deserted here began to crawl to Fort Kiowa in the fall of 1823Map (db m152993) HM
11 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — From Bison to Cattle
Today, approximately 325,000 bison roam North America. Bison, also called buffalo, is the largest native land mammal in North America. They once roamed the Great Plains in large numbers with estimates ranging from 70 to 150 million. . . . Map (db m171940) HM
12 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Great Plains Weather: Land of Extremes
Be prepared for change Thunderstorms, blizzards, and inclement weather can strike quickly and with little warning on the Great Plains. Thunderstorms & Wind uring the summer, the sun heats the ground and causes powerful convection . . . Map (db m174698) HM
13 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Hugh Glass
Across the reservoir, situated on an overlooking bluff, stands a monument to Hugh Glass, fabled pirate turned fur trader and frontiersman. In August of 1823, while on a fur trapping endeavor with the Ashley Fur Company, Glass was attacked by a . . . Map (db m152992) HM
14 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — 370 — Hugh Glass - Adventurer
Hugh Glass, a member of the Ashley Fur Party under Major Henry, going up the Grand River in August 1823, a habitual "loner", while hunting, was attacked by a grizzly bear near the Forks of Grand River. Horribly mauled he could not be moved, a . . . Map (db m178664) HM
15 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Public Land Surveying
The Development of a Land Survey System Early methods for allocating unsettled land often led to overlapping claims and border disputes. On May 20, 1875, Congress passed the Land Ordinance of 1785, implementing a standardized system of land . . . Map (db m152943)
16 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Seim, South Dakota
The little town of Seim slipped below the water and into memory when the Shadehill Dam was built. The town was founded in 1894, named after one of the first pioneer settlers in the area. During its prime in the early 1900s, the town had banks, . . . Map (db m152990) HM
17 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Shadehill Dam & Reservoir
Beginning in 1949, the Bureau of Reclamation began construction on a dam on the forks of the Grand River. Built for the purpose of crop irrigation and flood control, Shadehill Reservoir is a part of the larger Pick– Sloan Missouri Basin . . . Map (db m152991) HM
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18 South Dakota, Perkins County, Shadehill — Welcome to the Grand River National Grassland
The Grand River National Grassland in encompasses 155,000 acres in northwestern South Dakota. The Grand River Ranger District, in Lemmon, South Dakota administers the Grand River and Cedar River National Grassland. The Cedar River National Grassland . . . Map (db m154053) HM
 
 
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Apr. 16, 2024