“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Bruce, South Dakota

Clickable Map of Brookings 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> Brookings County, SD (27) Deuel County, SD (3) Hamlin County, SD (7) Kingsbury County, SD (36) Lake County, SD (16) Moody County, SD (16) Lincoln County, MN (1) Pipestone County, MN (11)  BrookingsCounty(27) Brookings County (27)  DeuelCounty(3) Deuel County (3)  HamlinCounty(7) Hamlin County (7)  KingsburyCounty(36) Kingsbury County (36)  LakeCounty(16) Lake County (16)  MoodyCounty(16) Moody County (16)  LincolnCountyMinnesota(1) Lincoln County (1)  PipestoneCounty(11) Pipestone County (11)
Brookings is the county seat for Brookings County
Bruce is in Brookings County
      Brookings County (27)  
      Deuel County (3)  
      Hamlin County (7)  
      Kingsbury County (36)  
      Lake County (16)  
      Moody County (16)  
      Lincoln County, Minnesota (1)  
      Pipestone County, Minnesota (11)  
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1South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — Legend of the Separation of the LakesThe Legend of Tetonkaha
Legend of the Separation of the Lakes See the narrow waterway between two peninsulas? How do you think it was formed? A poem written by Professor A.B. Crane offers one explanation. He tells of an American Indian chief who pledged his . . . Map (db m179792) HM
2South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — 279 — Oakwood1877-1894
Oakwood, called Tetonkaha, Lakes, when visited in 1838 by Nicollet & Fremont, was site of a small Fort, N of Little Round Lake in 1857 and again occupied in 1863-64. The township was surveyed by Richard F. Pettigrew in September 1871 and James . . . Map (db m179799) HM
3South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — 478 — Oakwood Lakes Burial Mounds
The mounds found in Oakwood Lakes are typical of numerous such mounds in eastern South Dakota. Ten mounds have been located at Oakwood lakes and have been dated about A. D. 300 to A.D. 1400. Probably the remanents of late Woodland or Middle Missouri . . . Map (db m179695) HM
4South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — 8 — Oakwood Lakes State ParkBreastworks / Te-Tonka-Ha / Nicollet and Fremont
Breastworks Probably built by two companies of the 2nd Infantry, under command of Capt. D. Davidson, in June-July, 1859. Parapets were then about 5 ft. high. A log house once stood in the center, but was razed long ago for firewood. Cannon . . . Map (db m179795) HM
5South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — 685 — 'Ol Spot Mortimer's Cabin
This log cabin stands on the original site where it was constructed in 1869 by Samuel "Ol Spot" Mortimer. Mortimer, a shoemaker from New York, came to Dakota Territory after hearing stories of the rich fur trade in the Big Sioux Valley. In . . . Map (db m179782) HM
6South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — Praise in the Park
Settlers arriving in the Oakwood area in the late 1870s desired a place to worship and hold prayer meetings. Lake Oakwood proved to be an ideal location for baptisms and to pitch a tent to shelter worshippers from the weather. As time and finances . . . Map (db m179777) HM
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7South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — Significant Site
Millennium ago, migrating bison herds grazed the tall grass. Ducks, geese and other birds nested in the sloughs, and fish were found in abundance in the lakes and streams in this area known as the Coteau des Prairies. With all this . . . Map (db m179698) HM
8South Dakota (Brookings County), Bruce — Sutton Home Site
C. Z. Sutton came to the Oakwood Village in 1872 and in 1878 built a home on this site. It was dug into the hill so that the back and much of the sides were dirt. The front was field rock with mortar made himself by burning local limestone. The roof . . . Map (db m179935) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022