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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 21, 2016
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South Dakota (Aurora County), Plankinton — Aurora County — WWII Veterans Memorial — Est. 2012
All Gave Some… some Gave All! To our Veterans, as protectors of this great nation, we are proud to be able to honor all servicemen and women, past and present. The original WWII Memorial was built in 1947 by the Veterans of Aurora County . . . — Map (db m101728) HM
South Dakota (Aurora County), White Lake — Purple Heart Memorial Highway
On May 24, 2012, the South Dakota DOT's Transportation Commission officially declared Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border as South Dakota's segment of the National Purple Heart Trail. The Purple Heart Trail was . . . — Map (db m113055) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — "French Boxcar"
This is one of the 49 boxcars from the "Gratitude Train" given to the United States by a grateful French people in response to the 700 car "Friendship Train" sent to France after World War II. Each state and the District of Columbia has received . . . — Map (db m112641) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp SCS-4 (Huron): located on SE corner of State Fair Grounds. Companies: 2770--10/31/35-10/7/37; 4725V--10/7/37-8/15/41. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work - relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, . . . — Map (db m112643) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — History of the World's Largest Pheasant
The World's Largest Pheasant spans 40 feet in length, stands 28 feet tall, and weighs 22 tons. It was dedicated on October 18, 1959. Sculptor RF Jacobs of Gooding, Idaho completed the project in 4 ½ months, costing $23,000 at that time. The . . . — Map (db m123909) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Huron, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m112640) WM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — The Pyle Home
Has been entered into The National Register Of Historic Places Dec 30, 1974 Because of its Queen Anne Architecture — Map (db m119563) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — 349 — W. Glenn Sloan — Engineer Man of Vision
While with the Bureau of Reclamation, Glenn Sloan saw the possibility of using mountain water from the Missouri River to develop irrigation in the James River Valley. His vision and determination made possible the broadened multi-purpose . . . — Map (db m123908) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Huron — Where Does the West Begin?/ Here the West Begins
Where Does the West Begin? Traditionally the American West has begun at the edge of the settled areas, always advancing with the sun. The Delaware River was the West of 1700; the Mississippi of 1820. Then the settlement of the Pacific . . . — Map (db m112642) HM
South Dakota (Beadle County), Wolsey — 694 — Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland / Wolsey Notables
Wolsey: A Crossroad of the Heartland Wolsey has been a crossroad of the heartland of South Dakota from its beginnings. In 1880 the Dakota Central Railway, a subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western, laid track following a wagon trail called . . . — Map (db m123906) HM
South Dakota (Bon Homme County), Scotland — The History Of Scotland Academy
In 1880 Reverend-Doctor Harlan P. Carson, Synodical Missionary for Dakota Territory, arrived from Illinois. In 1886 he established Scotland Academy for pioneering settlers in Bon Homme and surrounding counties to support the two Christian crusades . . . — Map (db m556) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial
1922 To The Unknown Dead — Map (db m118952) WM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Brookings/Hillcrest Park
Brookings: The county seat of Brookings County was platted October 3-4, 1879, when the Northwestern Railroad reached here. Some of the early store buildings were moved overland from Fountain and Medary, which soon became ghost towns. In November . . . — Map (db m63968) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — First Convention in Brookings County
Created 1862: Organized 1871: Convention 1877 The County, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871 and by 1877, there were communities at Lake Hendricks, Oakwood, Lake Village and Medary, and all had delegates to the . . . — Map (db m121188) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Heart of Brookings
Brookings County Courthouse The Renaissance Revival-style courthouse was built in 1911 for $100,000 to replace the original 1885 two-story $7,000 wooden courthouse. Oscar Lee, an amateur artist from Volga, South Dakota, painted . . . — Map (db m118947) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Medary
. . . — Map (db m121186) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Brookings — Medary Townsite — 1857-58 1871-79
The Dakota Land Company of St. Paul, hoping to make this site the capital of a proposed Dakota Territory, started a town here, naming it for Samuel Medary, Governor of Minnesota Territory. Towns were also begun at Flandreau and Sioux Falls, . . . — Map (db m121187) HM
South Dakota (Brookings County), Volga — Volga, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial — Map (db m118931) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Civil War Memorial
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of 1861—1865. Erected by Robert Anderson W.R.C. No 18. Mustered Out "Liberty has been bought with a great price" "The unselfish workers of our country" "They are beyond the . . . — Map (db m112644) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Veterans Memorial
To Honor and Remember All Veterans Who Served Our Country and Community In Times of War and Peace — Map (db m117822) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial
"If you are able, Save for them a place Inside of you… And save one backward glance When you are leaving For the places they can No longer go Be not ashamed to say You loved them, Though you may or May not have always . . . — Map (db m112664) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Albert D. Sahli
Albert D. Sahli is a native of Aberdeen and a 1947 graduate of Aberdeen Central High School. Coach Sahli received his bachelor's degree in 1951 and master's in 1956, both from Northern State University. Coach Sahli's coaching career began in . . . — Map (db m112035) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Andrew Melgaard
This statue erected in memory of Andrew Melgaard Pioneer Who Presented this park to The City of Aberdeen — Map (db m90518) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Baird Park
Dedicated to the memory of Kent and Vera Baird Prominent Residents of Aberdeen from 1925 - 1980 This portion of the Baird farm was donated by Roger, Virginia and Howard Baird in 2001 to the citizens of Aberdeen for their use as a park . . . — Map (db m112670) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Clark Swisher
Clark Swisher was a native of Vermillion, South Dakota and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1934. He want on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in 1938 from the University of South Dakota. Coach Swisher began his coaching career at high . . . — Map (db m112037) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Donald S. Reshetar
Don Reshetar is a native of Minneapolis, Minnesota and a 1947 graduate of Minneapolis South High School. Coach Reshetar graduated with his bachelor's degree from Augustana College, in 1951 and master's degree from Northern State University in . . . — Map (db m112036) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse
Two German language newspapers, Dakota Freie Press (DFP) and Neue Deutsche Presse (NDP), were located a short distance from here at 324 South Main St. Owner and editor, Friedrich Wilheim Sallet, emigrated from East Prussia and published DFP for . . . — Map (db m90571) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — GROW! Aberdeen, SD - Absolutely! Aberdeen
This sculpture was commissioned by Absolutely! Aberdeen for the GROW! Campaign. It symbolizes Absolutely! Aberdeen's commitment to promote growth in and around the Aberdeen area. Each piece of the sculpture represents a specific element that we . . . — Map (db m90799)
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — James Kretchman
James Kretchman is a native of Faulkton, S.D. He first started his Northern experience as a scholar athlete in the 1950's. While playing football under Coach Clark Swisher Coach Kretchman earned Little All-American honors and he is still amongst . . . — Map (db m112033) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — L. Frank Baum, Author — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum was born May 15, 1856, in Chittenango, New York. He held a variety of jobs from actor to newspaper man to traveling salesman before settling in Aberdeen with his family in 1888. Baum first opened a variety store called . . . — Map (db m127270) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Leo J. Weber
"All people are like kids, they never grow old." Leo J. Weber Storybookland Sculptor and Florist 1910 - 1997 — Map (db m112653) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — South Dakota Boy's State — Home of
Founded on N S T C Campus 1940 (American Legion Logo) Charles Dalthorp      Ivan Huntsinger Dr. Harry R. Darling      Judge Harry E. Mundt N. Peter Wenge — Map (db m114786) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — Swisher Field — Clark Swisher
Left Side Clark Swisher's Commitment to N.S.U. and his Efforts for the Community, Exemplify his Love of athletics And his desire For students To achieve Educational Excellence. Right Side Head . . . — Map (db m112032) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Aberdeen — The Great Northern Railroad Depot
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the Interior Built 1906 — Map (db m91243) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Bath — Bath, South Dakota
At this site on June 22, 1989, The State Centennial Wagon Train with 44 wagons made their noon stop. Over 700 people welcomed the wagon train with an old fashioned BBQ and entertainment. — Map (db m90516) HM
South 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
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Columbia — 1879
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 m100971) HM
South 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
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge — Welcome 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
South 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
South Dakota (Brown County), Columbia — Songbirds — Neotropical 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
South 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
South Dakota (Brown County), Frederick — Colon Campbell Fur Post
On this spot stood Colon Campbell Fur Post 1822 - 28 The very important Sioux, Waneta was born near this place 1794 - 1848 — Map (db m90546) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Frederick — South Dakota — You Are Entering
Front of Marker Created with its twin, North Dakota, 2 November 1889, its 77,047 square miles ranks 15th in size. Those square miles include; exceptional corn land in the SE, grass land in the W, wheat land in the N and Productive land all . . . — Map (db m91959) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Groton — Groton South Dakota Veteran's Memorial
Dedicated to All Area Veterans All Gave Some Some Gave All — Map (db m101735) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp BF-2 (Sand Lake): 2 1/2 miles W and 2 1/2 miles S at headquarters. Company: 2749--6/28/35 - 7/31/39. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work . . . — Map (db m100979) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Ralph Herseth — Twenty-First Governor
Ralph Herseth, 1909 - 1969, was born on a ranch near Houghten and grew to manhood here. He graduated from Columbia High School and attended North Dakota State College. As a farmer - rancher, he raised wheat, corn, and Aberdeen Angus cattle and . . . — Map (db m112630) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Houghton — Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge
A Wetland of International Importance (Marker 1) Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They improve our quality of life by providing us with clean water, food, flood control, and many forms of recreation. . . . — Map (db m100980) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Mansfield — John Mansfield
John Mansfield Founder Mansfield Dak Territory 1882 — Map (db m90531) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Stratford — Stratford Veterans Memorial
"Lest We Forget" Dedicated to all the Veterans of the United States of America and to those who will come after us for their Service to God and Country — Map (db m90796) WM
South Dakota (Brown County), Westport — Madison Gregory — 1848-1885
Madison Gregory was born in Huron County, Ohio in 1848. He married Ester Randall on December 26, 1870 in Kankakee County, Illinois. Three daughters were born to them in Kankakee County-Lillie Gregory Martin, Jennie Gregory, and Ethel Gregory . . . — Map (db m125356) HM
South Dakota (Brown County), Westport — Pioneers with Unknown Grave sites in Westport Cemetery — Memorial to
"Grant Tooker, one of the early settlers, told of the first burial at Westport. In the late fall of 1883 a man named Albright died of consumption. He lived west of town. No one would volunteer to dig the grave, but when Grant's father offered to . . . — Map (db m125357) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Dignity — of Earth and Sky
"Standing at a crossroads, Dignity echoes the interaction of earth, sky, and people. She brings to light the beauty and promise of the indigenous peoples and cultures that still thrive on this land. My intent is to have the sculpture stand as an . . . — Map (db m124343) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Lewis & Clark Memorial Bridge at Chamberlain
Lewis & Clark Memorial Bridge at Chamberlain Dedicated July 7, 1974 by Governor Richard F. Kneip

Meriwether Lewis and William Clark with their party camped at several points near this crossing. In September 1804, continuous rain had soaked . . . — Map (db m98207) HM

South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Lewis and Clark Bicentennial 1804-2004
This Corps of Discovery II marker commemorates the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The geographic position of this marker has been established using the satellite-based Global Positioning System. This marker is part of the . . . — Map (db m101382) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Missouri River Bridges of South Dakota — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
Completed 1927 Commemorated 1995 — Map (db m101386) HM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — Purple Heart Memorial Highway
On May 24, 2012, the South Dakota DOT Transportation Commission officially declared Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border as South Dakota's segment of the national Purple Heart Trail. The Purple Heart Trail was . . . — Map (db m101380) WM
South Dakota (Brule County), Chamberlain — 114 — Sojourn at Camp Pleasant — Lewis & Clark Expedition
When the Corps of Discovery reached present-day Chamberlain on September 16, 1804, they were ready for a break. Since May, one member of the expedition, Sergeant Charles Floyd, had died, possibly of appendicitis. Another, Private George Shannon, . . . — Map (db m98240) HM
South Dakota (Buffalo County), Gann Valley — Center of Population (South Dakota)
The statistical center of population for South Dakota in 2000, according to the Census Bureau and the National Geodetic Survey, lies at the point 3.2 miles northwesterly from this monument. The center is at Latitude 44 degrees 02 . . . — Map (db m125779) HM
South Dakota (Butte County), Belle Fourche — Lasting Legacy
Dedicated July 3, 1989 to Celebrate a Century State of South Dakota Belle Fourche area 1889-1989 — Map (db m4612) HM
South Dakota (Butte County), Belle Fourche — Minnesela, So. Dak. — 1882 - 1901
Original Site of the U.S. Post Office and Store Minnesela So. Dak. 1882 - 1901 — Map (db m90569) HM
South Dakota (Butte County), Belle Fourche — Sheepherder's Monuments
Sheepherder's Monuments or stone Johnnies survive the day of the open range. These stone columns were probably built to indicate distance and direction to waterholes and provided the sheepherder with a pastime while tending his flock. — Map (db m4564) HM
South Dakota (Butte County), Belle Fourche — Welcome to Belle Fourche — The Geo Center of the U.S.
In 1959 following the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic survey officially designated a point 20 miles north of Belle Fourche, South Dakota as the Geographic Center of the Nation. Entry of Alaska and Hawaii . . . — Map (db m4867) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Eureka — Hoffnungstal EV. Lutheran Church
Hoffnungstal EV. Lutheran Church Eureka, South Dakota Organized 1888 Disbanded December 31, 1968 Record Depository Zion Am. Lutheran Church Eureka, South Dakota Original Church Corner Stone Ev. Luth. . . . — Map (db m112049) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Herreid — You are about to enter South Dakota / You are now leaving South Dakota
You are about to enter South Dakota

Created with its twin, North Dakota, 2 November 1889, its 77,047 square miles ranks 15th in size. Those square miles include exceptional corn land in the SE, grass land in the W, wheat land in the N. and . . . — Map (db m44710) HM

South Dakota (Campbell County), Pollock — Flint Store and Post Office
Side A The Flint store and post office was built on this site in 1895. It was named after Moses E. Flint , and early homesteader. Mr. Flint served as a teamster with General Custer on the 1876 campaign against the Sioux which ended with the . . . — Map (db m112082) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Pollock — Lewis and Clark and the Legend of Stone Idol Creek/Lewis and Clark Expedition Meet The Arikara
Lewis and Clark and the Legend of Stone Idol Creek On their epic exploratory expedition Meriwether Lewis and William Clark stopped near here and noted two stones resembling human figures, and third like a dog. Capt. Clark writes on Oct. . . . — Map (db m112085) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Pollock — Lewis and Clark/Pollock, South Dakota
Lewis and Clark The Lewis a nd Clark Expedition, officially the Corps of Discovery, was in what is now South Dakota from August 21 to October 14, 1804 and from August 21 to September 4, 1806. While here they would make numerous . . . — Map (db m112087) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Pollock — Old Pollock/Lot Distribution in New Pollock/Lake Pocasse
Old Pollock In 1901 Pollock was founded as the end point of the Soo Line rail service from Wishek, ND. Soo Line officials requested the town be named Pollock in honor of R.Y. Pollock, a pioneer lay minister and respected citizen of the . . . — Map (db m112084) HM
South Dakota (Campbell County), Pollock — Pollock, South Dakota Settlers Plaque/National Bicentennial Wagon Train
Pollock, South Dakota Settlers Plaque The first settlers came to this area about 1880. LaGrace, 9 miles southwest, was the first town and the County seat until 1888, when It gradually disappeared. The town of Pollock was . . . — Map (db m112086) HM
South Dakota (Clark County), Clark — Clark County Veterans Memorial
Front This Memorial dedicated to all veterans of Clark County and to those who will come after us for their service to God and Country. They gave the supreme sacrifice Back Sponsored by American Legion and . . . — Map (db m101257) WM
South Dakota (Clark County), Clark — Samuel Harrison Elrod — Fifth Governor of South Dakota
Samuel H. Elrod was born near Coatesville, Indiana, May 1, 1856. Having worked his way through Asbury College, now Depauw University, graduating in 1882, he passed the Indiana Bar Examinations and headed for Dakota Territory. Arriving in Watertown . . . — Map (db m91937) HM
South Dakota (Clark County), Elrod — Birthplace of South Dakota Amateur Baseball — Garden City - - - - - Six Miles North
In 1931 an economic depression spread across South Dakota and the nation. A drouth ravished crops and unemployment was widespread. In an effort to raise the morale of the people and to give amateur baseball players an opportunity to compete, . . . — Map (db m91936) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Bruyer Church
August Bruyer, his wife, Josephine (Simon) and their sons, John and Julius, were born in France, coming to America about the middle of the nineteenth century. By 1858, they had settled in Fairview Township, 4 miles east of what was to be Vermillion. . . . — Map (db m39686) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — First Rural Electric Cooperative
On November 25, 1935, 17 farmers from Clay and Union counties held an historic meeting at the Manning/O'Connor store in Burbank, three miles south of this spot. Their purpose was to form a consumer-owned corporation which would allow the rural . . . — Map (db m39687) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — From Lewis and Clark to the Future
Change came slowly to Spirit Mound after 1804. For 55 years the area remained the land of the Yankton Sioux, with fur traders conducting business from posts on the Missouri. The tallgrass prairie continued to thrive as it had for thousands of years . . . — Map (db m39702) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Visit Spirit Mound — August 25, 1804
On the hot day of August 25, 1804, captains Lewis and Clark and several of their men walked from the river to explore Spirit Mound. They had heard that little people with deadly arrows inhabited the mound. Although they did not find little people, . . . — Map (db m39698) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Lewis and Clark Were Here...and Here...
The Missouri National Recreational River preserves two splendid segments of the free-flowing, once unpredictable "Big Muddy." These natural-appearing reaches are reminiscent of the river as reported in the journal pages of captains Lewis and Clark . . . — Map (db m39701) HM
South Dakota (Clay County), Vermillion — Spirit Mound
This trail leads to the summit of Spirit Mound, a sacred site for several Plains Indian tribes. Some tribal members make pilgrimages to Spirit Mound, say prayers on top, and leave offerings. As you approach and walk to the top, please do so . . . — Map (db m39700) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Florence — Dexter Cemetery
The Dexter Cemetery was started by the early pioneers located in this area in 1899 on land donated by John and Eliza Drake. This was followed by the organization of the United Brethren Church in Christ in 1902 under the supervision of Rev. W.F. . . . — Map (db m101260) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Kranzburg — District No. 5 Public School
District No. 5 School was the first rural public school in Codington County. At a meeting on June 30, 1879 at the Kranz Hotel, it was decided to build the school for $1,000 or less. The first term was from December 1879 to March 1880, taught by . . . — Map (db m101265) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), South Shore — Punished Woman's Lake — Legend of
During the Moon of the Harvest (August) in 1773 a band of Sioux were camped on the shore of this lake. We-Wa-Ke, fairest maiden in the camp had given her heart to a brave young warrior, Big Eagle, whose courage on the hunt and in battle far . . . — Map (db m101267) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Codington County Courthouse
An example of Neo-classical architecture with Renaissance exterior elements, the Codington County Courthouse was built by Gray Construction under the direction of architects Freed and Perkins & McWayne. It cost $375,000.00 and was dedicated in June . . . — Map (db m23930) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Commercial Historic District
Watertown was platted by the Winona & St. Peter Railroad. The uptown district, consisting of six square blocks, was divided into narrow lots intended mostly for commercial use running parallel to the railroad tracks. Important noncommercial . . . — Map (db m120097) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Forsburg Park Sundial
This sundial and this park are dedicated to time. Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough. Yet we have all the time there is. We chose the sundial the oldest known device for Measuring time as a means of taking time to say . . . — Map (db m113356) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Old M. & ST. L. Depot Museum
This depot, originally the Rock Island Lines New Passenger Station and Division Office Building. Was erected as a joint venture of the Rock Island, and the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroads in 1912 for $50,000.00.

Over the years, it has . . . — Map (db m90413) HM

South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Post Office & Auditorium — (Watertown, South Dakota)
After years of renting spaces, the US Postal Service constructed the building on the corner of Broadway and First Avenue North in 1908 to 1909. By 1932, it was clear that the facilities were not adequate, which resulted in a well-blended . . . — Map (db m113231) HM
South Dakota (Codington County), Watertown — Watertown — and Vicinity
1835 Joseph LaFramboise had trade post at Two Woods Lake (Chanopa. 1838 Nicollet & Fremont , explorers, visited SE Codington County. 1840 Rev. Stephen Return Riggs enroute, Lac Qui Parle to Ft. Pierre, traversed the area. 1856 Capt. Alfred . . . — Map (db m91935) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Jedediah Smith
1799-1831 When Jedediah was 23 years of age he went to St. Louis and enlisted with General William H. Ashley as an employee of the Rocky Mountain Fur co. In 1823 he was with Ashley and a party of 90 trappers, traders, and boatmen when . . . — Map (db m113352) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Leavenworth Battle
In the summer of 1823, two of the first battles between Indians and Whites in South Dakota took place as a result of the desire for revenge. The conflicts began when the Arikara (Sahnish), living along the Missouri River at the time, blamed . . . — Map (db m113317) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Native American Scenic Byway
Welcome to the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway, an 86 mile route which follows a stretch of highway that climbs up and down the stunning Missouri River breaks and runs past buffalo herds and eagle's nests. History comes . . . — Map (db m113315) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Sakakawea
Sakakawea won her place in history as the indomitable guide of Lewis and Clark on their trip to the Pacific in 1805. She was a member of the Shoshoni tribe dwelling near the Big Horn mountains in Montana. In one of the frequent tribal conflicts she . . . — Map (db m127089) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — Sitting Bull — Tatanka Iyotake — 1834 - 1890
Sitting Bull was born on the Grand River a few miles west of Mobridge. His tragic end came at the very place he was born. He was shot when being arrested because of his alleged involvement with the Ghost Dance craze. Sitting Bull was . . . — Map (db m127088) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — The Arikara People
"This village is built upon an open prairie, and the gracefully undulating hills the rise in the distance behind it are everywhere covered with a verdant green turf, without a tree or a bush anywhere to be seen. This view was taken from the . . . — Map (db m113316) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Mobridge — The Fur Trade
Although extensive trade networks were always part of the economies of the indigenous Tribes in North America, the trade in furs between Native peoples and European traders emerged as the major tribal industry on the Missouri River from the . . . — Map (db m113318) HM
South Dakota (Corson County), Morristown — Bismarck - Deadwood Stage Trail
At this point the Bismarck-Deadwood Stage Trail passed in a line extending about 240 miles from northeast to southwest. In 1877, the Dakota Territorial Legislature commissioned the survey of the trail, which transported passengers and freight . . . — Map (db m113267) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Buffalo Gap — 469 — Jedediah Strong Smith’s Route - - 1823
First white man in the Black Hills, this courageous and brawny beaver trapper in 1823 led a dozen Mountain Men from Fort Kiowa to the Yellowstone. His party entered the Black Hills via the old bison trail through Buffalo Gap near here. Born in . . . — Map (db m89396) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — A Legacy of Debate — Did the Gold Rush Forever Tarnish the Black Hills?
Between 1874-1876, thousands of citizens illegally entered the Black Hills in search of gold. Every gold panner, newspaper article, and frontier story told of great wealth and encouraged the onslaught of the region. The military made vain efforts . . . — Map (db m121400) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — An Agreement Between Cultures — The Fort Laramie Treaty Created the Great Sioux Reservation
Cultural conflicts erupted across the western Great Plains during the 1860s. Expanding railroads and frontier posts located in traditional hunting grounds impacted the various tribes in the northern plains. Restrictions on westward settlement . . . — Map (db m121397) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — An Expedition of Mixed Outcomes — The Custer Expedition of 1874 Ignited Interest in the Black Hills
An economic crash in 1873 affected the entire nation. The government, pressured to boost the economy, needed to explore new land. Open land for settlement and rich resources would create markets and new jobs. George A. Custer and his . . . — Map (db m121398) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Anna Donna Tallent
In Memory of Anna Donna Tallent Teacher and Author. Born in New York State April 12, 1827. Died in Sturgis, S. Dakota February 13, 1901. The first white woman to enter the Black Hills. Arriving in Custer City in December . . . — Map (db m121457) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Campsite of General Custer's Expedition — August 1 - 6, 1874
This picturesque valley was the site of the permanent camp of the Black Hills Expedition of 1874 under the command of General George A. Custer of the 7th Cavalry. Their 5 day stay was the longest stop made during the entire expedition and General . . . — Map (db m45353) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-14 Lightning Creek: located 0.7 mile NW on road 288. Companies: 1783V--10/17/33-Spring 34 791--4/30/34-Fall 41 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that gave jobless men work renovating abused . . . — Map (db m34296) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — 516 — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp — Camp SP-3 / Camp Narrows — French Creek
Camp SP-3 (DSP-1 in 1934): NE 2 miles, end of CSP road on French Creek. Company: 2757 - 7/28/34-10/1/41. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the CCC provided work for . . . — Map (db m124589) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Comanche Park
Comanche, an Indian mustang ridden by Captain Keogh, Seventh U.S. Cavalry, was named for the Comanche Indians, from whom he was captured. The buckskin horse proved dependable under fire and was ridden by Keogh during the ill-fated Battle of . . . — Map (db m125088) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Custer County Courthouse — Dakota Territory, 1881
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m120000) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Frontier Protection
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South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Horace N. Ross
Dedicated to the memory of Horace N. Ross Discoverer of Gold in the Black Hills at Custer, So. Dak. July 27th, 1874 — Map (db m119996) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Jasper Fire
Breaking the Records On August 24, 2000, a carelessly dropped match started what would become the largest fire in the recorded history of South Dakota. By the time the inferno finished its race through the forest, it had consumed 83,508 . . . — Map (db m37093) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Jasper vs. Jewel — Seeking Answers to Questions About Caves and Wildfires
The Jasper Fire started on August 24, 2000. It burned over 83,000 acres. This includes the entire surface above known parts of Jewel Cave. Will such a large, intense wildfire affect this unique national treasure? Now is our chance to find out. . . . — Map (db m37095) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Life in a Prairie Dog Town — Wind Cave National Park
Whether they know it or not, black-tailed prairie dogs are wildlife managers. These ground squirrels are intricately connected to numerous plant and animal species and play a key role in the health and stability of the prairie. The eating . . . — Map (db m71076) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Miners Meet 1875
Historic Site Miners Meet The miners of the Black Hills held their first meeting to pass mining regulations at this location in 1875 — Map (db m119986) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Prescribed Fire — An Important Tool to Tame Wildfire
Did you notice that this forest burned? Some areas show no signs of fire. Blackened tree skeletons tell of crown fire in other areas. This is a typical burn mosaic of a western wildfire. How did the visitor center and nearby trees survive? Fire . . . — Map (db m37096) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Prospectors in Search of Gold — The Gordon Party Prompted an Illegal Invasion of the Black Hills
Spurred by rumors of gold, many prospector groups attempted to enter the Black Hills in the 1870s. Without regard to the Fort Laramie Treaty, they planned to enter the region and exploit the untapped wealth. A group of 28 people headed west from . . . — Map (db m121399) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — Stockade Lake Bridge
Originally Constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Completed in April 1937 South Dakota National Guard Completed in August 1988 The Bridge is 76 feet, 4 inches long and 26 feet wide. Three spans, each constructed of 10 . . . — Map (db m121402) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — The Hearst Highway — Dedicated to the memory of
George Hearst (1820-1891) United States Senator, mining engineer, sportsman, speculator. Starting with nothing, he developed three of the fabled mines in the American West -- The Ophir, the Anaconda, and the Homestake -- and founded one of the . . . — Map (db m34580) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Custer — The Needles Eye — One Rock Formation Offers Millions of Stories
Geology provides the foundation of scenery in the Black Hills. From rocky outcroppings to towering spires, the northern portion of Custer State Park highlights the essence of the central core. The central core is a region of rocks mainly . . . — Map (db m34626) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Fairburn — The Buffalo Corrals
Commonly called "buffalo", bison (Bison bison) are North America's largest land mammal, and one of Custer State Park's most valuable resources. Sometimes called "Lord of the Plains" the buffalo is a unique animal. A mature bull can stand up to six . . . — Map (db m45354) HM
South Dakota (Custer County), Hermosa — Hermosa, South Dakota G.A.R. Cannons
These historical cannons stood in front of Dr. Mudd's cell on the Dry Tortugas Key West, Fla. Donated to Wm Stanley Post No. 148 G.A.R-SD by the Government Oct. 11, 1901 T.L. Monaghan, Adjt. J.G. Baker, Comdt. Address by Col. W.V. . . . — Map (db m113158) HM WM
South Dakota (Custer County), Keystone — 536 — The Pigtail Bridges
In 1932, Cecil Clyde Gideon, forged ahead with the design of the Pigtail Bridges when many felt it couldn’t be done. C.C., as he was called, was a pioneer in the Black Hills, making his mark as a master builder, architect, craftsman, lawman, highway . . . — Map (db m89460) HM
South Dakota (Davison County), Mitchell — Carl Gunderson: — 11th Governor of South Dakota
Carl Gunderson was born June 20, 1864 on his family's homestead near Vermillion. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1890. Gunderson farmed in Clay and Aurora counties and was a leader of the Wheat Growers Association. He was . . . — Map (db m125791) HM
South Dakota (Davison County), Mitchell — Davison County, South Dakota, Veterans Memorial
Davison County Memorial Dedicated to all Veterans All Gave Some Some Gave All — Map (db m125794) WM
South Dakota (Davison County), Mitchell — Oscar Howe & Marilyn Wounded Head
This sculpture depicts a bird atop a person and is meant to show a co-existence of man, animals, and societal or physical environment. Other visual forms that appear bring a message of reconciliation with nature. Oscar Howe, the eminent Yanktonai . . . — Map (db m124207) HM
South Dakota (Davison County), Mitchell — The Corn Palace
This Property has been Placed on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES By the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m125792) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Andover — Amsden Dam
Amsden Dam built by Brown and Day Counties Works Progress Administration W.P.A. Project Number 455 Nineteen Thirty Six — Map (db m101723) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Pierpont — Charles H. Sheldon — Second Governor of South Dakota — 1893 - 1897
Born at Johnson, Vermont, Sept. 12, 1840. His father died when he was 4 and at 6 he was bound out to work on a farm. He had 3 months schooling per year until 14 when, to get better educational opportunity, he got a store job for room and board and . . . — Map (db m91621) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Roslyn — Pioneering in Dakota — Prairie Fires
Pioneering was never easy. In Dakota, drought, and grasshoppers, blizzard, and prairie fires were all occupational hazards. In sparse timbered areas, the settlers lived in dugouts and sod houses, enduring the hardships common to all . . . — Map (db m100890) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — A Room with a View
Fire towers like this were once erected all across the country to help spot wildfires before they got out of control. This tower is 110 feet tall with 133 steps to the top-not for the faint of heart! Into the Trees As you climb to . . . — Map (db m125278) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Changes on the Land
The prairie has been changing for millions of years. Grasses have grown, soil has built up, rocks have eroded, and hillsides have fallen. Rain has been followed by drought, until the rain has returned. Fire would turn the land black, but soon . . . — Map (db m125352) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Potholes and Prairie
Waubay National Wildlife Refuge is in the Prairie Pothole Region-a region of the northern Great Plains where shallow wetlands, or potholes, are scattered about the prairie. About 10,000 years ago, glaciers scoured the landscape and gouged out . . . — Map (db m125281) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Saving Men and Beasts
In 1935, when Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established, the country was in the midst of the Great Depression and a severe drought. President Franklin D. Roosevelt attacked the loss of jobs and the threat to natural resources by . . . — Map (db m125277) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Waubay National Wildlife Refuge — Welcome to
From hunting club to Refuge What was once a hunting camp is now a refuge for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to record low . . . — Map (db m125350) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Waubay National Wildlife Refuge — Welcome to
From hunting club to Refuge What was once a hunting camp is now a refuge for waterfowl and other migratory birds. Waubay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in response to record low . . . — Map (db m125355) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Waubay — Waubay Wetland Management District
Saving ducks by saving stamps To help restore waterfowl populations that had been wiped out by hunting and drought, Congress passed the migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act in 1934. Under the Act, hunters purchase an annual Federal Duck . . . — Map (db m125353) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Webster — Edgar S. McFadden
The farmers and farm organizations of Day County herewith seek to perpetuate the memory of and appreciation for one of Day County's farmers, agronomist and plant pathologist: Edgar S. McFadden The son of humble Christian parents was born . . . — Map (db m91410) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Webster — Sigurd Anderson — 19th Governor of South Dakota, 1951-1955 — Resident of Webster and Day County Since 1932
Born at Arendal, Norway, January 22, 1904, and came to the United States when three years old, settling in Lincoln County near Canton. Taught history and speech at Webster High School, 1932 to 1935. Completed law course at University of South Dakota . . . — Map (db m91387) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Webster — The Fight at Webster
Following the 1862 Minnesota Indian Uprising where nearly 600 men, women, and children were killed, the United States Army at Fort Wadsworth recruited friendly Indians as scouts to restrict the hostile Indians from white settlements. A half-breed, . . . — Map (db m91405) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Webster — Webster — County Seat of Day County
Founded in 1881 and named for J.P. Webster who homesteaded the townsite. Railroad supply point for Fort Sisseton (Fort Wadsworth) frontier outpost established 20 miles north in 1864. Gateway to Northeastern South Dakota Lake Region whose abundance . . . — Map (db m91379) HM
South Dakota (Day County), Webster — WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories
On October 25th, 1944 at 3:50 P.M. an A26-B two engine medium bomber from the Watertown Army Airbase crashed and burned in a field on the northwest quarter of section 12 of Butler township, which is two miles south and one mile west of this site. . . . — Map (db m91404) HM
South Dakota (Deuel County), Clear Lake — Hidewood Creek — Rest Area
Due east of these rest areas, the valley land looks much as it did before the pioneers came to this country. This area is part of the drainage of Hidewood Creek, located one-and one-half miles south of here. Hidewood's name comes from the prairie . . . — Map (db m92068) HM
South Dakota (Deuel County), Clear Lake — Hidewood Creek Rest Area
Due east of these rest areas, the valley land looks much as it did before the pioneers came to this country. This area is part of the drainage of Hidewood Creek, located one-and one-half miles south of here. Hidewood's name comes from the prairie . . . — Map (db m100894) HM
South Dakota (Deuel County), Clear Lake — Tabor Evangelical Church
This marker commemorates the courage, sacrifice, and faithful devotion of the pioneer families of the Evangelical faith who settled in this vicinity of Duel County, South Dakota. In the early days of settlement, services were held in the homes or . . . — Map (db m102485) HM
South Dakota (Edmunds County), Bowdle — Bowdle, South Dakota Veteran's Memorial
This Monument is Dedicated to all those who left from Bowdle, SD to serve in the armed forces of the United States of America and did not return home. Harry Stroup Ted Feiock Louis Krumm Harold Erbe Merle Merke l Wayne Barth . . . — Map (db m112042) WM
South Dakota (Edmunds County), Ipswich — Ipswich Memorial Arch
Plaque South Post East Side. This pillar of the Memorial Arch of Ipswich is erected in honor of the valiant men of the Community of Ipswich who answered our country's call to arms in the World War 1917-1918 and as an everlasting monument to . . . — Map (db m90784) HM WM
South Dakota (Edmunds County), Ipswich — Medicine or Prayer Rock
Found near Mobridge, the impression was tediously incised by some old Indian intent on building himself up as a medicine man. Once formed it was a symbol of great power and was venerated by the Indians who believed it the work of the "Wakan" or . . . — Map (db m90792) HM
South Dakota (Edmunds County), Ipswich — Welsh Colony at Powell
On March 22, 1883 the 300 Members of a Welsh colony arrives by train at Aberdeen, South Dakota. Thirty families led by William E. Powell arrived here on the 29th and built the "Big Shanty or Shanty Mawr" on the Hugh Griffin claim on Section 9, 1 . . . — Map (db m125774) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — 705 — Cheyenne River Crossing — 1876-1877 Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Trail
The Cheyenne to Deadwood Stage Line changed routes several times during its history. In 1876 and 1877, the Cheyenne to Deadwood stagecoaches came through what would become present day Edgemont over what was known as Pollock’s Cutoff Route. The . . . — Map (db m119900) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — Edgemont: Where the Trail Begins
Welcome to Edgemont, the beginning of the Burlington Northern George S. Mickelson Trail! This winding trail follows the abandoned Burlington Northern Railroad route 114 miles through the heart of the Black Hills and ends at Deadwood. The . . . — Map (db m123925) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — 505 — Siding 7
In early 1890, the Burlington Railroad established Siding 7 three-quarters of a mile up the tracks north from here. The siding consisted of four short, fan-shaped tracks and a hand-operated turntable over an open pit used for servicing engines. . . . — Map (db m119899) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Edgemont — Teddy Roosevelts's Visit to Edgemont
(Side 1) President Theodore Roosevelt (T. R.) stopped in Edgemont on April 25, 1903 as part of a western states tour. Hundreds were on hand to welcome him. An old friend, Seth Bullock of Deadwood, arrived with him. They were then . . . — Map (db m124008) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Fall River — Fall River Falls
The eight mile long Fall River, winding through Fall River Canyon after the joining of Cold and Hot Brook streams above the city of Hot Springs, tumbles below over an outcropping of sandstone falling about 50 feet to form Fall River Falls, as viewed . . . — Map (db m89352) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Fall River — Leslie Jensen Scenic Drive
This highway along Fall River is dedicated to Leslie Jensen, 15th Governor of South Dakota 1937-1939, a native of Hot Springs, and a son of Chris Jensen, Black Hills Pioneer and Lille May Haxby Jensen. Educated in Hot Springs, Culver Military . . . — Map (db m89374) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — An Old Jail - 1888
Nobody suspected that this old jail existed until it was found within the walls of a frame house on 332 South Chicago Street, Hot Springs. The old residence was being taken down for salvage. Although it’s earliest history is obscure, it was . . . — Map (db m123995) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 509 — Battle Mountain
According to tradition, American Indians were stricken with an epidemic known as “fell disease” about the middle of the 16th century that threatened to obliterate the tribes. A messenger arrived from the Great West with news of a . . . — Map (db m124081) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Camp Collier — June 1876 ~ June 1877
Camp at the Mouth of the Red Canyon, sometimes called Camp Collier, was established at this site in mid-June 1876 tp protect travelers over the 150-mile Cheyenne - Black Hills stage road. It came into being after the Sioux, resentful of the . . . — Map (db m113165) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Fire on the Edge — Where the Prairie Meets the Forest
You are Standing in the Middle of a Community Meeting! This area is the meeting place of three distinct plant communities ~ The ponderosa pine woodland, the mixed grass prairie, and the Cascade warm springs ecosystem.. Their boundaries . . . — Map (db m113163) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 663 — Hot Springs, SD
Tribal tradition states that as long ago as the 16th century the Fall River Valley and canyon area were seldom without groups of tipis belonging to North American Plains Tribes. They knew the curative value of the warm springs located there and used . . . — Map (db m89375) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Paha Sapa Limestone — Wind Cave National Park — Natinal Park Service
All Black Hills caves have formed in this layer 300 to 600 feet thick. Originally it was laid down on a shallow seabottom about 300 million years ago. Its name derives from the Lakota word meaning "Black Hills". — Map (db m70978) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — Sandstone Architecture of Hot Springs, SD
(side 1) The site of Hot Springs was occupied before white men ever came to the area by tribal peoples for the “curative” benefits of the mineral springs. The constant 97-98 degree waters became the basis for the thriving . . . — Map (db m124000) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — The CCC's Enduring Legacy — Wind Cave National Park
The Civilian Conservation Corps established a camp here during the Great Depression of the 1930s to make improvements to the park. This camp employed 200 men at a time and provided much needed jobs and training. Over an eight-year period, the young . . . — Map (db m70977) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Hot Springs — 680 — The Mammoth Site of Hot Springs, SD
Gigantic mammoths, ancestors of the majestic elephants of today, once roamed freely on the High Plains of North America. A repository of their remains, along with other kinds of animals, lay undisturbed until their discovery over 26,000 years later, . . . — Map (db m89376) HM
South Dakota (Fall River County), Oelrichs — Oelrichs — A South Dakota Centennial Project
The Town of Oelrichs, Dakota Territory, began in 1885. Harry Oelrichs (1856-1902) of New York came in 1882 and bought out several large cattle ranches, totaling 35,000 head of cattle, for the Anglo-American Cattle Company. At this time, . . . — Map (db m89461) HM
South Dakota (Faulk County), Faulkton — Frank M. Byrne — Eighth Governor of South Dakota — 1913-1916
Born Oct. 23, 1858 on a farm near Volney, Iowa. Homesteaded in McCook County, South Dakota in 1879. Moved to Faulk County in 1883 where he married Emma Beaver in 1888. The following year the first of five sons was born. Gov. Byrne was elected to . . . — Map (db m101292) HM
South Dakota (Faulk County), Faulkton — LaFoon 1882 - 1891
First county seat of Faulk County, when this area surveyed October 1882 by Albert Mellen, Louis Kniesel just south and F.M. McMullen, a mile west, were "squatting" on the land. First post office, Cecrops, Nora Reppy, postmistress, was . . . — Map (db m101290) HM
South Dakota (Grant County), Milbank — Grant County Veterans Memorial
In Memory of our Honored Dead. — Map (db m119098) WM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Midland — Midland Pioneer Museum
This building is the Chicago Northwestern Depot built in 1906. This was also the year the railroad was built into Midland. It was purchased by the Midland Pioneer Museum Association in 1974 and moved from its site along the railroad tracks about 600 . . . — Map (db m124093) HM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Midland — 504 — Town of Midland
(side 1) In 1889 South Dakota was admitted to the union and western South Dakota was opened for settlement. The next year surveying was conducted throughout the summer and the town of Midland, named for its location halfway between the . . . — Map (db m124087) HM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Philip — Civilian Conservation Corps Camps
Camps NP-2: 8 miles S of Wall on SD 240. 13 miles W (1 mile W of Sage Creek); and NP-3: 3/4 mile S. of Cedar Pass Visitor Center. Company: 2754 (NP-2) -- 11/1/39 - 10/24/41; (NP-3) -- 10/24.41 - 3/25/42.

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a . . . — Map (db m45287) HM

South Dakota (Haakon County), Philip — Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern
On June 2, 1983, a meeting to save rail service was organized by area shippers and community leaders at the American Legion Hall in Philip that began a three year struggle which culminated in the creation of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern . . . — Map (db m125975) HM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Philip — Molyneux Cabin
Built in the Black Hills by Cyrus M. Molyneux in 1888. Moved in 1896 to North Fork, in Haakon County. Three terms of school were held in it with Molyneux as teacher. Donated by Allen Gee. Reconstruction completed, on Museum plot in 1982. . . . — Map (db m125166) HM
South Dakota (Haakon County), Philip — Typical Sod House Homesteader
Edgar I. Brown, born in 1854, came here with wife, Alice, and son, Charles, to homestead in the Badlands when he was 55. Their first and only home was a side hill, sod wall, dirt roofed house. About it they built up a humble homestead. Intact today, . . . — Map (db m45288) HM
South Dakota (Hamlin County), Hayti — Hamlin County South Dakota Veterans Memorial
In Honor of the Veterans of Hamlin County to God and Country — Map (db m118930) WM
South Dakota (Hand County), Miller — Greenleaf United Methodist Church
Original Church was purchased from C. B. Hendricks for $250.00 in July 1925. Ira T. and Fredericka Howard deeded property for the site December 24, 1925. First service was the Christmas Program held Christmas Day 1925. April 18, 1926 marked . . . — Map (db m112902) HM
South Dakota (Hand County), Miller — Harlan J. Bushfield & Vera S. Cahalan Bushfield
Harlan J. Bushfield, born August 6, 1882 in Atlantic, Iowa, came to Miller in 1883. He earned his law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1904 and returned to Miller to practice law. In 1912, Bushfield married Vera Cahalan, a fellow Miller . . . — Map (db m123870) HM
South Dakota (Hand County), Orient — St. Liborius Church - School — Polo, So. Dak
1881 Settlers from Germany some Bohemia 1st Catholic Church. 1904 St. Liborius Patron Saint Paderborn Germany Complex. Built in 1923 for $30,000. Spanish design from First Missionary Priest. Oblate Priests 1918-1979. Diocesan Priests 1979-1989, . . . — Map (db m112904) HM
South Dakota (Hanson County), Alexandria — Hanson County, South Dakota, Veterans Memorial
Hanson County Veterans Memorial Dedicated to the Men and women from Hanson County who served in the Armed Forces. — Map (db m125795) WM
South Dakota (Harding County), Ludlow — Picnic Springs Campground
The surrounding hills became part of the Custer National Forest July 2, 1908. The cliffs you see on three sides are the Tongue River Member of the Fort Union Geological Formation. The formation, about 56 million years old, is massive sandstone . . . — Map (db m113212) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Blunt — Mentor Graham
Mentor Graham the man who taught Abraham Lincoln died in this house on October 4th, 1885 Erected 1950 by Guy Barnes familyMap (db m124095) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Blunt — 128 — You are now on the 100° Meridian
Historically that meridian is significant. For two generations the Insurance Companies and other world-wide lending agencies would not, as a matter of agreed policy, lend a shiny dime west of this line. There reason was that some geographer had . . . — Map (db m123868) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — A Changing Landscape
The landscape before you has undergone many changes since 1804. The Army's Corps of Discovery, headed by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, passed through here heading west. The hill you are standing on is man-made, associated with . . . — Map (db m112893) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Alexander McDonald Putello
Alexander McDonald Putello alias “Arkansaw” killed here by Vigilantes November 18, 1880 Erected 1950 by L.B. Albright & Co. PierreMap (db m124284) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Charles Hyde's Legacy
Charles L. Hyde devoted much time and energy to promoting the young town of Pierre. A true believer in the city, Hyde built five of the seven buildings in Pierre's historic commercial district along upper Pierre Street. The St. Charles Hotel was his . . . — Map (db m124294) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Combat Wounded Veterans
Top Dedicated to all men and women wounded in all our wars.

Front My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country;s way to show they care if I could be seen by all mankind. Maybe peace will come in my . . . — Map (db m45285) HM

South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land
This reproduction of the Liberty Bell was presented to the people of South Dakota by direction of The Honorable John W. Snyder Secretary of the Treasury As the inspirational symbol of the United States Savings Bonds Independence Drive . . . — Map (db m45286) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — 630 — First and Only Hanging in Hughes County
The first and only hanging in Hughes County was April 18, 1885 when James H. Bell, who killed Forest G. Small with a hatchet on Dec. 4th, 1884, was hanged to a ladder leaned against the county flag pole here after a mob took him from the county jail . . . — Map (db m124279) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — 692 — Hughes County Courthouse / Site of First Library in Pierre
Hughes County Courthouse (marker side 1) The Hughes County Courthouse was built and occupied in February 1935, to replace the original 1883 brick structure. The new Courthouse was designed by architects Hugill and Blatherwick of Sioux . . . — Map (db m124269) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — 702 — John Sutherland and the Capital Fights
Born in Canada, John Sutherland taught school in Wisconsin and received his law degree from Brown University. He came to Dakota Territory in 1884. The young Scottish attorney led Pierre’s campaign committee to resounding victories in the . . . — Map (db m124080) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Lewis & Clark Trail — Griffin Park
Welcome to Griffin Park! Griffin Park is located next to the Great Missouri, on which Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled during their Journey to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and Clark's travels through this area have been considered as one of . . . — Map (db m124870) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Lewis and Clark
The Lewis and Clark Expedition, officially the Corps of Discovery, was in what is now South Dakota from August 21 to October 14, 1804 and from August 21 to September 4, 1806. While here they would make numerous discoveries of animals, plants, . . . — Map (db m124871) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Lindbergh Landing Site
Side 1 On this, then private, pasture dotted with Sioux Effigies (see marker north 2 miles), Colonel Charles Lindbergh landed his Ryan monoplane, "The Spirit of Saint Louis", September 1st 1927 at exactly 4 pm. On May 21st he had been . . . — Map (db m112834) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Pierre
Lewis and Clark and their men then spent September 21-29, 1804, in this area. Private John Colter camped and hunted on what is known today as Farm Island. Captain Clark dubbed La Framboise Island "Good Humored Island" as he and Captain Lewis were . . . — Map (db m123914) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — 143 — Pierre Was A Cowtown / Reading Brands
Pierre Was a Cowtown (marker side 1) Yes sir, Mister, Pierre was a cowtown. Why they built the sidewalks two feet off the ground to keep the cows from spattering ‘em up. The stockyards ran longside the river for half a mile and three . . . — Map (db m124153) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Pierre's First School
A one-room 14'x20' wooden building on the east side of Coteau Street served as Pierre's first schoolhouse. Eighteen students attended in 1881, closing when the public school opened in October of that same year. The little building was moved to . . . — Map (db m123983) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Sioux Indian Mosaic — .9 of a Mile
An Aricara lookout surprised by a Sioux War party and badly wounded, took flight to warn his kinsmen. He ran about one-half mile and keeled over dead. The Sioux, admiring his bravery, placed a rock for each drop of his blood and a cairn where he . . . — Map (db m112885) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Soldiers' & Sailors' World War Memorial
Dedicated to the brave sons of South Dakota who gave their lives to preserve liberty. Anno Domini MCMXXXMap (db m45284) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — South Dakota State Capitol
Choosing South Dakota's capital did not come easily. Elections in 1889, 1890, and 1904 put the capital location to a vote of the people. Pierre won all three elections. Once the site was established, a grand capitol went up. The capitol symbolized . . . — Map (db m44715) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — The Lewis and Clark Expedition
In 1804-06, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark lead about 40 soldiers and boatmen on an epic journey. President Thomas Jefferson commissioned this "Corps of Discovery" to find a rout to the Pacific Ocean through the newly acquired . . . — Map (db m112890) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — The Oahe Dam & Lake
This huge structure and its lake, 200 miles long, will cover a multitude of Historic Sites. Oahe is a Dacotah (Sioux) Indian word meaning "Something to stand upon," a foundation, and so it was that in 1875 Thomas L. Riggs, Congregational . . . — Map (db m112897) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Turtle Effigy
Effigies are patterns on the land made by the careful placement of stones. There are over one hundred effigies in South Dakota. Created by American Indians, little is understood about the effigies. Archaeologists believe some mark significant . . . — Map (db m112889) HM
South Dakota (Hughes County), Pierre — Walter H. Burke
This American Flag is flown to honor American Veterans of All Wars and in memory of Walter H. Burke, a Past State Commander (1927-1938) and Past Post Commander (1927-1928) of the Pierre Post No. 8, Department of South . . . — Map (db m124286) WM

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