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Brookings, South Dakota Historical Markers

 
Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 16, 2018
Brookings County South Dakota Veterans Memorial Marker
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 Townsite1857-58 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 (Moody County), Brookings — Brookings CountyYou are about to Enter
Home of roving Indians until 1862. The exploring party of Nicollet, scientist, and Fremont, ‘Pathfinder of the West,’ visited Oakwood Lakes July 1838, leaving the first reliable record. The region East of the Big Sioux was ceded by the . . . — Map (db m121185) HM
South Dakota (Moody County), Brookings — Moody CountyYou are about to Enter
domain of the Dakota (Sioux) Indians, with a trading post, traditionally, at the Great Bend as early as 1763 and Joseph LaFramboise in 1822 and Philander Prescott, 1832-33, certainly had posts there. That portion east of the Big Sioux was . . . — Map (db m121184) HM

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