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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sturgis, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Meade 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 Meade County, SD (27) Butte County, SD (4) Haakon County, SD (7) Lawrence County, SD (97) Pennington County, SD (56) Perkins County, SD (12) Ziebach County, SD (0)  MeadeCounty(27) Meade County (27)  ButteCounty(4) Butte County (4)  HaakonCounty(7) Haakon County (7)  LawrenceCounty(97) Lawrence County (97)  PenningtonCounty(56) Pennington County (56)  PerkinsCounty(12) Perkins County (12)  ZiebachCounty(0) Ziebach County (0)
Location of Sturgis, South Dakota
    Meade County (27)
    Butte County (4)
    Haakon County (7)
    Lawrence County (97)
    Pennington County (56)
    Perkins County (12)
    Ziebach County (0)
 
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1South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear ButteMountain of Plains Indians — Cheyenne (Nowawaste) Sioux (Mato Paha) —
This 4,422 foot high volcanic bubble rises 1,200 feet above the plains, a guide for centuries to Indians, fur traders, soldiers, cowboys, and travelers. It was visited or passed by Verendrye, 1743; Lt. G. K. Warren, 1855; Hayden, the scientist and . . . Map (db m34305) HM
2South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear Butte
. . . Map (db m172489) HM
3South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear Butte
Entered into the National Register of Historic Places June 19, 1973 Under the National Preservation Act of October 15, 1966 Bear Butte was placed in the National Register Because of its Spiritual value To the Plains Indians . . . Map (db m172497) HM
4South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Bear Butte (Mato Paha) Indian Camp
This area, extending along Bear Butte Creek, was for centuries a select camp site for the Plains Indians, who found here mountain spring water, wood, protection from the bitter north winds, together with much game and wild fruit in season. Here, or . . . Map (db m34141) HM
5South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Born of OpportunityThe Story of our History
Sturgis City, as it was originally called, was laid out by Major Jeremiah Wilcox on August 16, 1878. it was positioned to take advantage of the recently established site of Fort Meade, 1.5 miles to the east, and named for the commander of that . . . Map (db m174066) HM
6South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Broken PromisesThe Story of our History
The Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 held implications that would impact the destiny of the Lakota people for generations. The government promised in the 1868 treaty to care for them by building an agency on the reservation with commensurate . . . Map (db m174078) HM
7South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Camp J.G. Sturgis / Scooptown
Camp J.G. Sturgis Named for Lt. J.G. Sturgis, killed June 25, 1876 at Battle of Little Big Horn. Established July 1, 1878 in this area by Cos. G.F.I.K., 1st US Infantry; D.G. 11th US Infantry; Hq. & Trs. A.C.D.E.G.I.K.M. 7th US Cavalry; Col. . . . Map (db m34404) HM
8South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Capt. William F. Raynolds
With a military expedition camped in the vicinity July 10, & 11th, 1859. He conducted on Sunday the first Christian services on Meade County soil.Map (db m172481) HM
9South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Charles Nolin
Age 24 Pony Mail Carrier Was ambushed, Killed And Scalped on this spot in August 1876.Map (db m174059) HM
10South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Charles Nolin, Pony Mail Carrier
Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood trail, was ambushed, killed, and scalped here by Indians on August 19, 1876. On this evening, Nolin stopped by Alkali Creek, where the National Cemetery is now located. Here a . . . Map (db m111526) HM
11South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Civilian Conservation Corps Camps
Camps D-Army-1 & SCS-6 (Fechner): 1/2 mile S on W edge of Ft. Meade D-Army-1 company: 2758--7/20/34-10/31/35. SCS-6 companies: 2765--10/15/36-5/27/42; 4725V--5/28/42-7/27/42. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during . . . Map (db m34300) HM
12South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Dr. F. V. Hayden
Noted Geologist of the U.S. ascended this Mt. on Mar. 9, 1855 Map (db m172487) HM
13South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Sacred Mountain of the Plains Indians
Noavosse (cheyenne) "The good Mountain" Mato Paha (Sioux) "Bear Mountain" Here through the centuries plains Indians received spiritual guidance from their creator. Here the Cheyenne Prophet, Sweet Medicine, received the 4 . . . Map (db m172490) HM
14South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — The Fate of the Mail CarrierThe Story of our History
On this site, the evening of August 19, 1876, 24-year-old Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier was shot and scalped. He was asked by members of the Schofeld Freighting Outfit to stay with them for the night because of the presence of Indians in . . . Map (db m174075) HM
15South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — The Peace Keeping PostThe Story of our History
There had long been talk of the need for a military post in the region. As far back as 1857, First Lieutenant Warren recognized the strategic importance of the Black Hills. On Sept. 30, 1857, Lt Warren, while on a military survey of the region, . . . Map (db m174069) HM
16South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Thomas E. Odell
Born in Ohio in 1876, he came to South Dakota in 1907. With scant education, he achieved college degrees, taught for 25 years, his last school at 86, to afford him time for summer research. He wrote "Mato Paha", the story of Bear Butte, a . . . Map (db m172483) HM
17South Dakota (Meade County), Sturgis — Treaties are formedThe Story of our History
As the United States grew and people moved west, they came in contact with the Native Americans. Out of these contacts conflicts arose. In response to these conflicts, the United States government enacted treaties with the Native Americans. . . . Map (db m174081) HM
 
Jun. 18, 2021