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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brandon, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Minnehaha 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 Minnehaha County, SD (308) Lake County, SD (16) Lincoln County, SD (20) McCook County, SD (5) Moody County, SD (16) Turner County, SD (6) Lyon County, IA (4) Pipestone County, MN (11) Rock County, MN (1)  MinnehahaCounty(308) Minnehaha County (308)  LakeCounty(16) Lake County (16)  LincolnCounty(20) Lincoln County (20)  McCookCounty(5) McCook County (5)  MoodyCounty(16) Moody County (16)  TurnerCounty(6) Turner County (6)  LyonCountyIowa(4) Lyon County (4)  PipestoneCountyMinnesota(11) Pipestone County (11)  RockCounty(1) Rock County (1)
Sioux Falls is the county seat for Minnehaha County
Brandon is in Minnehaha County
      Minnehaha County (308)  
ADJACENT TO MINNEHAHA COUNTY
      Lake County (16)  
      Lincoln County (20)  
      McCook County (5)  
      Moody County (16)  
      Turner County (6)  
      Lyon County, Iowa (4)  
      Pipestone County, Minnesota (11)  
      Rock County, Minnesota (1)  
 
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1South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Bergeson’s HomesteadBig Sioux Recreation Area
The house was built around 1869 by Ole and Soren Bergeson, two brothers who had immigrated to America from Norway with their parents in 1851. Ole was one of the first settlers to homestead in Split Rock Township where he and his wife, Bergitta, . . . Map (db m183964) HM
2South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Brandon Veteran's Memorial
Brandon Veteran's Memorial United States of AmericaMap (db m181915) WM
3South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — 665 — Eminija, Minnesota Territory
In May of 1857, land speculators from the Dakota Land Company, of St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, surveyed and located the town site of Eminija in this immediate area. Eminija was the Santee Sioux Indian name for the Split Rock River . . . Map (db m198935) HM
4South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Fortified Village
In 1922 pioneer archeologist Dr. W. H. Over recorded the Brandon Village site, the only documented prehistoric fortified village in Minnehaha County. It is located one-half mile west of this spot, on top of a narrow ridge 85 feet above the flood . . . Map (db m198934) HM
5South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Fur Trapper Ambush
The first Europeans to enter Minnehaha County in search of animal pelts to satisfy the demand abroad for furs may have been French trappers. Some historians believe that trader Charles Pierre Le Sueur, or his men, visited this area as early as 1683. . . . Map (db m198826) HM
6South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — McHardy Park
In 1870, Thorsten Lee homesteaded what is now part of McHardy Park. In 1972, owners Dr. Bryson and Hazel McHardy donated 35.85 acres of that land to Brandon Lions Club for park development. In 1973, lacking funds, the Lion's turned the property over . . . Map (db m198825) HM
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7South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Split Rock Creek Tragedy
Split Rock Creek is an unpretentious waterway that rises northeast of Ihlen, MN, and wanders through rich farmlands and quartzite walls until it joins the Big Sioux River approximately two miles southwest of this spot. In July 1879, this tranquil, . . . Map (db m198824) HM
8South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — Swedona Evangelical Covenant Church
A group of emigrants from Sweden gathered in Lockport, Illinois, in the mid-1870s and dispatched N.J. Ronlund to inspect potential farmland near the Swedona settlement in Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory. Upon receiving his favorable report, 33 . . . Map (db m205270) HM
9South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — 674 — The City of Brandon
For hundreds of years, the land on which Brandon is situated was the home and hunting grounds of Native Americans. A prehistoric village site and numerous burial mounds are located nearby. Many early Brandon area settlers were of Norwegian descent; . . . Map (db m181916) HM
10South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Brandon — 688 — The Eminija Mounds
The Eminija Mounds, the largest and most numerous burial mound group in South Dakota, were built by Native Americans of the Late Woodland Period and may date from 500 to 1000 A.D. The original group consisted of at least 38 dome-shaped burial . . . Map (db m198936) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022