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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, August 10, 2017
The Berlin Wall Memorial Marker
SHOWN IN SOURCE-SPECIFIED ORDER
1South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Berlin Wall Memorial
Given to Rapid City by Generous Citizens Mindful of the Price of Freedom COMMITTEE Gale Holbrook Ra Vae Luckhart Jim Kuehn Phil Nichols Carolyn Mollers Paul Reinke, DDS Col. Josiah Wallace Dale Clement, PhD . . . — Map (db m136399) WM
2South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — To our VisitorsThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Here, in America's Heartland between Mount Rushmore national Memorial and Ellsworth Air Force Base, remnants of the Berlin Wall are a vivid remainder that vigilance must never give way to complacency where freedom is concerned. The . . . — Map (db m136400) HM
3South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Celebrating VictoryThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Panel A. On November 9, 1989, to stem the flow of refugees, desperate Communist leaders announced amid chaos that they would issue passports to all East Germans, allowing them to come and go as they pleased. That evening hundreds of . . . — Map (db m136631) HM
4South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — A City DividedThe Berlin Wall Memorial
For 49 years, Berlin, former capital of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, was occupied by the victorious allies of World War II--the United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union. For much of that time an ugly wall divided the city . . . — Map (db m136630) WM
5South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Construction of the WallThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Early on August 13, 1961, the East German Army, with Soviet support, began constructing a barrier of barbed wire, cinder blocks and mortar between East and West Berlin. The barrier was intended to stop the exodus of citizens fleeing from . . . — Map (db m136408) WM
6South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — ConfrontationThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Because of the Four-Power Agreements, the Allies had insisted upon free access to Berlin at any time. In 1958, Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev of the Soviet Union demanded that the Allies leave West Berlin and Berlin be made a "demilitarized free . . . — Map (db m136629) HM
7South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The Cruel BorderThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Sometimes East German border guards themselves took advantage of lapses of attention to escape the watch of their colleagues, as Conrad Schumann did by leaping over the barbed wire and fleeing to the West. Most often, however, people attempting . . . — Map (db m136412) WM
8Texas (Lubbock County), Lubbock — Wild Cow CorralEarly 20th Century
Wild cow corrals were used for catching unbranded, free-roaming cattle in mountainous regions. The one was constructed in high terrian around Capitan, N.M., on the Block Ranch. Cowboys, or "brush poppers," as they were known in rough country, . . . — Map (db m135417) HM
9South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — Berlin Wall SegmentsThe Berlin Wall Memorial
Berlin Wall Segment A. This Berlin Wall Segment, located between the Brandenburg Gate and Checkpoint Charlie from 1961 - 1989, is donated in gratitude to all Military Chaplains, who in time of war and peace, faithfully served God and . . . — Map (db m136418) WM
 
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