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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hill City
Hill City, South Dakota and Vicinity
▶ Pennington County (50) ▶ Custer County (29) ▶ Haakon County (6) ▶ Jackson County (18) ▶ Lawrence County (95) ▶ Meade County (9) ▶ Oglala Lakota County (3) ▶ Weston County, Wyoming (17)
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| This memorial dedicated to
the young men of the
Civilian Conservation Corps
Made possible by a grant from
Melvin B. Hermanson
2008 — — Map (db m120159) HM|
|Castleton Creek was named by General Custer when he and his troops traveled through its headwaters in 1874.
Gold was discovered in this valley to the west in 1875. A mining camp soon developed into the town named Castleton with a population of . . . — — Map (db m157795) HM|
|Camp F-2 (DF-2) Horse Creek: Located 2 miles W on Horse Creek. Companies: 791--5/22/33-4/30/34 2752--7/30/34-10/21/35 2761--10/25/35-01/36 2748--01/36-5/25/36
The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that . . . — — Map (db m34275) HM|
|First laid out as a gold camp in February 1876 by Thomas Harvey, John Miller and Hugh McCullough, the rich strikes in the Northern Hills made it a deserted village by May 1876. Its deserted cabins had many transient occupants and the cabin that . . . — — Map (db m34250) HM|
|This young Ponderosa Pine forest was thinned by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935 to improve the growth of the remaining trees[.] The first commercial harvest was made in 1959 when the area was thinned again for posts and poles. From now on a . . . — — Map (db m37116) HM|
|This F-9 Hill City Civilian Conservation Corps CCC) Camp was established in March 1933. Congress began the program to address severe unemployment and poverty during the Great Depression and later terminated it in 1942, during World War II. The CCC . . . — — Map (db m155899) HM|
|The George S. Mickelson trail follows a raised railroad right-of-way that is the abandoned Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q). In 1849, construction of the CB&Q began in Aurora, Illinois and by 1864, the CB&Q spanned the 400 miles . . . — — Map (db m155900) HM|
|Sheridan, located 1/2 mile NE, now 30 feet under water, was named for General Philip Sheridan and founded in 1875 on Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail, as Golden, in the belief that fabulous placer gold existed here. Still Indian Country and everybody a . . . — — Map (db m34276) HM|
|The Black Hills Central Railroad has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1893 — — Map (db m70976) HM|
This building is listed on the National Register as the oldest commercial hand-hewn log building in continuous use in South Dakota.
Built in 1885 by the German immigrant Camillo Von Woehrman as a saloon and sleeping quarters; in 1890 he began . . . — — Map (db m119999) HM|