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Historical Markers in Columbia, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Brown 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 Brown County, SD (55) Day County, SD (19) Edmunds County, SD (4) Faulk County, SD (8) Marshall County, SD (36) McPherson County, SD (7) Spink County, SD (12) Dickey County, ND (4) Sargent County, ND (1)  BrownCounty(55) Brown County (55)  DayCounty(19) Day County (19)  EdmundsCounty(4) Edmunds County (4)  FaulkCounty(8) Faulk County (8)  MarshallCounty(36) Marshall County (36)  McPhersonCounty(7) McPherson County (7)  SpinkCounty(12) Spink County (12)  DickeyCountyNorth Dakota(4) Dickey County (4)  SargentCounty(1) Sargent County (1)
Aberdeen is the county seat for Brown County
Columbia is in Brown County
      Brown County (55)  
ADJACENT TO BROWN COUNTY
      Day County (19)  
      Edmunds County (4)  
      Faulk County (8)  
      Marshall County (36)  
      McPherson County (7)  
      Spink County (12)  
      Dickey County, North Dakota (4)  
      Sargent County, North Dakota (1)  
 
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1South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Waterfowl
Perhaps our best known group of birds, waterfowl species such as ducks, geese and swans have webbed feet and water repellent feathers that allow them to float and swim easily. Often striking in plumage, waterfowl are found in a variety of watery . . . Map (db m102937) HM
2South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — 318 — Columbia1879
Located at the mouth of Elm River, Columbia has a notable history. Here was the wintering place of Waneta "Cuthead Band"of Yanctonaise Sioux. Here was the site of the scout's camp from which in 1866, Sam J. Brown started his famous "ride in . . . Map (db m179946) HM
3South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Columbia Marsh
A Wetland Enhancement Project Developed by Ducks Unlimited, Inc. in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act Council on Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge to improve North America's . . . Map (db m103078) HM
4South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — 686 — Daly Corners
In 1880, John Daly and his four sons - George, John Charles ("JC"), Edward and Austin arrived at this location from Michigan. It was here that "Daly Corners" started. On the northwest corner was J.C. Daly's tree claim and his homestead was on . . . Map (db m206716) HM
5South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — 570 — Father Alexandra Ravoux
In 1845 near this spot in a Cuthead Indian village Father Alexandra Ravoux celebrated the first mass of record in South DakotaMap (db m206668) HM
6South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — 580 — Hamlin Garland
who rose to distinction in American Letters resided on this spot 1881-1884 Here stood the Garland Homestead where he began his first book "Main Travelled Roads"Map (db m206717) HM
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7South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Sand Lake National Wildlife RefugeWelcome to
Sand Lake National Wildlife refuge, a 2,498 acre refuge, was established in 1935 to protect critical nesting and migrating habitat for our nation's waterfowl. The James River, which flows through the refuge, was dammed by the Civilian Conservation . . . Map (db m102938) HM
8South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Sand Lake's Observation Tower…A Bird's Eye View
This 108-foot tower was built by the Civilian Conservation corps in 1936. The Sand Lake CCC camp ran from 1925 through 1939 and housed several hundred men. They built many of the dikes, fences, and facilities you see on the Refuge today. The . . . Map (db m103080) HM
9South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — SongbirdsNeotropical Migrants
"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are now strangely silent, where once they were filled with the beautiful bird song." Silent Spring, . . . Map (db m102940) HM
10South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — The View from the Top
WEST Looking to the west, the giant Canada goose pens and display pool are below you. In the spring and summer, you'll see the giant Canada geese raising their goslings in the area. Just beyond the goose area is the tree-lined Refuge . . . Map (db m103079) HM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022