“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Sioux Falls

16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun Marker image, Touch for more information
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 1, 2019
16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun Marker
1South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 16-Inch 45-Caliber Gun
Data: Mark 6 Mod 1, Serial No. 472, Bore-16", Length - 61'-4", Weight-94 Ton, Breech O.D. - 45°, Loading Angle: 5° Forged at Bethlehem Steel Co. - Bethlehem, PA. Machined & Assembled at Naval Gun Factory - Washington, . . . — Map (db m146027) WM
2South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 1938 Earthquake
Side A Since 1872 only one earthquake centered in Minnehaha county has been recorded. A mild quake with an intensity of IV on the Mercalli scale and a magnitude of 4.1 on the Richter scale affected 5000 square miles in this region and 3:37 . . . — Map (db m133545) HM
3South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 40mm Twin Mount AA Gun
USS South Dakota: 17 - 40mm Quad Mounts Total - 68 Guns Guns can be operated single fire or Fully automatic - 120 rounds per minute Basic gun crew for quad mount: Mount Capt, Pointer, Trainer, 4-Loaders, 4-Ammunition Passers . . . — Map (db m146020) HM WM
4South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — AAUW Sioux Falls Branch
Side A During most of the 19th century, few women completed high school and only daughters of the privileged or well educated had an opportunity for a higher education. In 1881 seventeen women met in Boston, Massachusetts, to discuss . . . — Map (db m97577) HM
5South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Abraham Lincoln1809-1865
The son of a Kentucky frontiersman, Lincoln had to struggle for a living and for learning. Five months before receiving his party's nomination for President, he sketched his life. "I was born February 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. . . . — Map (db m112639) HM
6South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Arrowhead Park
(side one) Settlers arrived in this area in the 1860s. Later they began quarrying its vast deposits of quartzite. East Sioux Falls, a rough-and-tumble quarrymen's town, began in 1887 and flourished for several years. The financial . . . — Map (db m131971) HM
7South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Artisans at the Falls
Drake Polishing Works operated on the east bank of the river, across from where you are now standing. Like other industries that located by the falls, it used the flow of the Big Sioux River to run its equipment. Unlike the other industries, . . . — Map (db m112814) HM
8South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Battleship XU.S.S. South Dakota
[Marker Front] On June 7, 1941, Vera Bushfield, wife of the governor of South Dakota, smashed a bottle of champagne against the towering bow of a new battleship and proudly proclaimed, “I christen thee South Dakota!” While an . . . — Map (db m40516) HM
9South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Beginning of Great Changes
In the city's early days, the falls attracted both industry and pleasure seekers. During their leisure time, settlers and visitors enjoyed both the falls and Seney Island The Island, as it was called by early residents, was an oasis for . . . — Map (db m124198) HM
10South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Bronze Propeller
Mfr - Cramp Shipbuilding Co Diameter - 17' - 6" Wt - 18.2 Ton Bu. Eng. Serial No. 6304 USS South Dakota had two - 4 blade inboard propellers and two - 5 blade outboard propellers. Thrust from the four propellers - 130,00 HP . . . — Map (db m146035) HM
11South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Ceremonial Dance Circle
Side 1 Dr. W.H. Over, South Dakota's first archeologist, sketched maps of two 1600s' Omaha earth-hut villages in present-day lower Sherman Park. He also outlined a 51-feet in diameter Omaha dance bowl or circle in the upper park. . . . — Map (db m139437) HM
12South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Children's Care Hospital & School
Side 1 In the first half of the 20th century, periodic epidemics of polio rattled the nation with waves of critically ill patients, terrified parents, and overwhelmed hospitals. The polio virus attacked the nervous system, causing . . . — Map (db m101278) HM
13South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Cigar Manufacturing
(side 1) Between 1870 and 1920, Phillips Avenue was the center of a thriving cigar manufacturing industry. An average of four or five small cigar factories operated within a few blocks of this spot. Because the typical smoker consumed . . . — Map (db m124098) HM
14South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Columbus College
Front Columbus College began in 1909 in Chamberlain. S. Dak., and operated there for 12 years. With the inspiration of Bishop Thomas O'Gorman, the all-male prep school, high school, and college were moved to Sioux Falls and reopened in . . . — Map (db m92174) HM
15South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Congregation Sons of IsraelFirst Jewish House of Worship in South Dakota — 1916 —
Since the territorial days of 1870s, Jewish people have played an important role in the social, economic and cultural life of South Dakota. In the 1880s, Sioux Falls experienced an influx of Reformed Jews from Germany, who became some of the city’s . . . — Map (db m134205) HM
16South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Dakota Iron Store
On this site in March 1910, Bernard Scott Reardon, Sr. and an associate founded the Dakota Iron Store as a wholesale distributor of heavy hardware, farm equipment, and automotive parts and supplies. In 1975 the corporate name was changed to DaKon . . . — Map (db m124197) HM
17South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Department of Veterans Affairs
Front Near the beginning of the 19th century two wars were fought in two widely separated Spanish possessions. Men from South Dakota were federal combatants in both conflicts. The 1898 Spanish-American War was fought in Cuba, only 90 miles . . . — Map (db m92196) HM
18South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Divorce Capital
(side one) Between 1877 and 1909, Sioux Falls was known as the “Divorce Capital of the Nation.” Lenient residency laws and multiple divorce grounds were available in Dakota Territory and South Dakota. Wealthy men and women from . . . — Map (db m124187) HM
19South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Drs. Van Demark
The Van Demark name is synonymous with orthopedic surgery in South Dakota. Dr. Guy Van Demark (1879-1963) was the first orthopedic surgeon in South Dakota. 'Dr. Guy' and Irene Fisher Coon, R.N., founded the original specialized crippled . . . — Map (db m123104) HM
20South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — E. A. Sherman1844-1916
E.A. Sherman is recognized as the father of the Sioux Falls park system. To commemorate his work, J.K. Daniels & the Roman Bronze Works of New York was commissioned to create this bronze portrait in 1917. It was rededicated in Honor of the Park . . . — Map (db m131976) HM
21South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Early Sioux Falls
Over history the falls have been revered by many different Native American cultures. No formal archaeological digs have been performed at the falls area, but stone tools have been found throughout the region. The area surrounding the falls was . . . — Map (db m124493) HM
22South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Falls Park BridgeMay, 1977
Through the combined efforts of the Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation Board, the Northern States Power company, and the River Improvement Society (Rise). This bridge is dedicated to the people of Sioux Falls to provide better access to the city's . . . — Map (db m112815) HM
23South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Flooding
Floods have been common along the Big Sioux River for hundreds of years. The combination of flat land, heavy snows, and spring rains can be disastrous. One of the most devastating floods occurred in 1881. The winter had been particularly harsh, . . . — Map (db m124499) HM
24South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Fort Dakota, D.T.
(side one) Residents fled Sioux Falls City, Dakota Territory, after the 1862 slaying of the Amidons. The town site was abandoned until May 5, 1865, when Lt. Col. John Pattee chose this location for Fort Brookings, a new military post. . . . — Map (db m124189) HM
25South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Foundation of the City
Quartzite is the stone you see revealed throughout Falls Park. Sioux Quartzite is the local name for his stone. It was also called Jasper. Sioux Quartzite provided both the physical and financial base for the city of Sioux Falls. Quartzite is . . . — Map (db m124199) HM
26South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Frederick Manfred’s “Siouxland”
This spot is near the center of an area called “Siouxland,” so named by writer Frederick F. Manfred (1912–1994). Manfred established a distinct identity for this region, the drainage basin of the Big Sioux River. It includes parts . . . — Map (db m92175) HM
27South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — From Glory to GloryAll Saints Historic District
All Saints School was founded in 1884 by Bishop William Hobart Hare as an Episcopalian boarding school for daughters of missionary clergy men and other young women in Dakota Territory. In memory of his late wife and in tribute to all women, he . . . — Map (db m131969) HM
28South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Harnessing the River
During the City's early years, a number of industries located at the Falls of the Big Sioux River and used the energy produced by the river's flow to run their machinery. The Queen Bee Mill and the Sioux Falls Light & Power Company . . . — Map (db m124191) HM
29South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Hazel O'Connor
With a pioneer spirit Hazel O'Connor has continually let the way toward a better Sioux Falls. One of her many special concerns has been the Big Sioux River and the falls, the city's namesake. As a leader of the City Federation of Women's clubs, . . . — Map (db m112819) HM
30South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Helen Gale McKennan1841 - 1906
An early pioneer and land speculator in Sioux Falls, Helen McKennan recognized a need for city parks. She donated her home and 20 acres of adjacent land in 1906 to become what is now known as McKennan Park. Martin . . . — Map (db m113432) HM
31South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Hive of the Queen City
The Falls were at the heart of the young city of Sioux Falls — nicknamed the Queen City. The Queen Bee Mill stood at the most powerful point of the Falls and was a center of activity in the 1880s. The Queen Bee Mill was sited to take full . . . — Map (db m124190) HM
32South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Illinois Central Depot
Directly east is the Illinois Central Railroad Passenger Depot. The Illinois Central, the fourth railroad company to extend its service to Sioux Falls, opened its line and passenger depot in December, 1887. The building became a freight depot after . . . — Map (db m124587) HM
33South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — In the Name of Progress
"The vast granite walls which have stood for years, rugged and wildly picturesque, a great and inspiring example of the handwork of God, are being smoothed away by the kiss of the hammer and the marvelous power of the explosives". . . . — Map (db m112813) HM
34South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Indian Burial MoundsSherman Park
In these mounds were buried the physical remains of Indians who lived in eastern South Dakota 1600 years ago. Radiocarbon testing established the time of the burials. Known to archaeologists as the Woodland Indians, they moved westward from the . . . — Map (db m139819) HM
35South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Industry
In the 1880s, wheat was among the major crops grown locally, and the need to process the grain locally arose. In 1877, the Cascade Mill purchased water rights and five acres of land on the east side of the Big Sioux River, north of Eighth Street, . . . — Map (db m124498) HM
36South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Inland Seas
(side 1) The changing of global sea levels over millions of years was a major factor in determining the ancient geography of Minnehaha County. Through much of geologic time, salty warm-water seas covered the interior of the United . . . — Map (db m124175) HM
37South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Jewett Bros. & Jewett Warehouse1899/1909
National Register of Historic Places Constructed in 1899 (with an addition in 1909) by Jewett Bros. to house their wholesale food business, this building was placed on the National Register in 1983 as part of the Old Courthouse and Warehouse . . . — Map (db m124497) HM
38South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Lady Liberty
(Side One) Lady Liberty first graced McKennan Park in 1942 although the statue was not formally dedicated until August 1, 1943. As several thousand watched, twins Thelma and Elma Iverson unveiled a wood carving of the Statue of Liberty. The . . . — Map (db m113437) HM
39South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Legacy of Ice and Rock
The late-Wisconsin Glacier was no ordinary sheet of ice! The glacier was one mile thick and it stretched from eastern Ohio to the Missouri River. It caused North America's most recent Ice Age, about 14,000 years ago. As the glacier pushed . . . — Map (db m112817) HM
40South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Linear Mound
Side 1 When T.H. Lewis surveyed burial mounds in this area in 1884, he sketched an unusual and puzzling linear or "cigar" shaped mound at this spot. Lying from the southeast to the northwest, it measured 60 by 20 feet and was 1 foot . . . — Map (db m139854) HM
41South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Lost Bird
On December 28, 1890, 500 well-armed soldiers of the Seventh Cavalry surrounded a tepee camp of 350 Lakota prisoners of war at Wounded Knee Creek S.D. During a search for weapons the next morning, a Lakota accidentally discharged his rifle. Reacting . . . — Map (db m131968) HM
42South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Lt. Jonas Lien
(side one) After the United States declared war against Spain in 1898, Jonas H. Lien enlisted into the First Regiment of the newly formed South Dakota Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was mustered into federal service at Camp Dewey in . . . — Map (db m124196) HM WM
43South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Magma
(side one) Almost 1.2 billion years ago molten rock called magma from deep in the Earth flowed up between two adjoining tectonic plates them located under present day eastern Minnesota. Through a process called rifting some magma . . . — Map (db m133547) HM
44South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Manchester Biscuit Company
In 1902, the Manchester Biscuit Company came to Sioux Falls and built a two-story quartzite building on East Sixth Street. By 1909, the building had expanded to include a third floor and a three-story addition was added to the south. In 1915, the . . . — Map (db m124638) HM
45South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Mark 4 Fire Control Radar Director Antenna
This radar antenna was removed from the USS South Dakota BB-57 when she was sold for scrap in 1962. For many years it was on display at the Naval Historical Center in Washington, D.C. Four of these units were originally installed on the South . . . — Map (db m146014) HM
46South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Monarch of the Plains
South Dakota Mahogany Granite - Sculptor Darold E. Bailey - 1999 Herds of Buffalo Roamed the Falls Area in the 1800's The First Sculpture at Falls Park Sioux Falls Sponsors Denny and Char Oviati Freda Horsmann Dawley David . . . — Map (db m112687) HM
47South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Mound Builders Village
Side 1 Pioneer archeologist Dr. W.H. Over recorded that the prehistoric builders of the nearby Sherman Park burial mounds lived in a 10-acre village on a lower terrace south of this location. The village extended west from 26th Street . . . — Map (db m139822) HM
48South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Namesake of the City
Sioux Falls took its name from these falls which are located in the Big Sioux River. Surrounded by a sea of grass, the falls were a remarkable discovery for explorers. For the land speculators that followed the explorers, these falls provided an . . . — Map (db m127423) HM
49South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Orpheum Theater
(panel 1) On October 2, 1913, the grand opening of the Orpheum Theater at 315 N. Phillips Avenue was a full-dress affair with patrons paying the unheard of price of $5 per seat. First nighters were entertained with a full line-up. . . . — Map (db m124195) HM
50South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Phillips to the FallsOctober 30, 2004
The realization of a grand vision to restore the natural beauty of our city’s most historic and important landmark Falls Park is the city’s historic birthplace. The almost mystical allure of the falls has always been a powerful influence. . . . — Map (db m124588) HM
51South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Pillars of the NationMcKennan Park Historic District
With World War II threatening the tranquility of the United States in 1940, Oscar Ellefson, caretaker and builder of many early McKennan Park attractions, proposed a new project. Ellefson envisioned designing and building two pillars made of . . . — Map (db m113450) HM
52South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Port Hatch
This is one of the two hatches from the conning tower of the USS South Dakota. Thickness - 16" Weight - 6,000# The conning tower was located at 04 level which was about 35' above the main deck Conning tower armor: sides - 16" Thick . . . — Map (db m146024) HM
53South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Prehistoric Prayer Rock
The Search In late 1924, Richard Pettigrew began searching for a sacred boulder to add to his museum. He had heard about a large rock with symbols on it called Medicine Rock, located near Gettysburg, South Dakota. Pettigrew wanted . . . — Map (db m131985) HM
54South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — President William McKinley
(side one) Train loads of visitors swarmed to Sioux Falls on October 14, 1899, to see the first president ever to visit South Dakota. The city appeared to be “one blaze of national colors.” Hundreds of flags waved, and . . . — Map (db m124182) HM
55South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — President Woodrow Wilson
(side 1) President Woodrow Wilson came to Sioux Falls on September 8, 1919, as part of a 29-city campaign to stump for the Treaty of Versailles, which included the League of Nations. An excited crowd of onlookers cheered the 28th . . . — Map (db m124172) HM
56South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Prison Quarry
(Side One) Congress appropriated $30,000 in 1881 for the construction of a prison in Sioux Falls to serve Dakota Territory. In order to finance a building large enough to house up to 150 inmates, the territorial legislature . . . — Map (db m131714) HM
57South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Quarries
1.2 billion years ago intense heat and pressure transformed pure quartz sandstone into quartzite rock. The sandstone originated from sand deposited on the floor of an ancient ocean. Later, as glaciers moved across the area, large portions of the . . . — Map (db m124640) HM
58South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Quartzite Paving Stones
(side one) Streets and alleys were paved with stone well into the 20th century. Between 1892 and 1916, 17 contracts were awarded to pave 50 blocks of local streets. Within a few years, the stones were paved over or torn up. Complaints . . . — Map (db m131987) HM
59South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Railroads
The Great Dakota Land Boom took place from the late 1870s through the 1880s. This influx of settlers was driven largely by rapid railroad expansion. In 1878, the first rail service arrived in Sioux Falls and by 1888 it had five lines. The population . . . — Map (db m124641) HM
60South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Raven Industries
Manchester Biscuit Company was well known for its Big Sioux Biscuits and other treats, which it continued making until 1961 when the plant in Sioux Falls closed. That same year, Raven Industries purchased the building. Raven Industries was formed in . . . — Map (db m124639) HM
61South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Recreation
While the Big Sioux River was primarily of industrial importance to the settlement of Sioux Falls, it also has an equally important history for recreation. The First Public Report of the Board of Parks Supervisors of 1915-1920 called for . . . — Map (db m124495) HM
62South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Richard Franklin Pettigrew(1848 - 1926)
(panel 1) ”If you didn't drink whiskey, play cards, use your fists or otherwise intimidate, you didn't belong in the arena with Frank Pettigrew… a man who came to the Dakotas with nothing but desire, talent and ambition. He pitched . . . — Map (db m124226) HM
63South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Ronald Reagan1911-2004
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . — Map (db m112633) HM
64South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Sherman Centennial PlazaDedicated to Edwin A. Sherman — Father of the Sioux Falls Park System —
With pioneer spirit, the 28 year old Mr. Sherman arrived in Sioux Falls in June of 1873. He invested in real estate, milling, banking, an electric plant, and a railway company. E.A. Sherman was involved in the community as County . . . — Map (db m131984) HM
65South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Sherman ParkSioux Falls, South Dakota — Centennial 1910-2010 —
(South Side) E.A. Sherman Devoted his life to creating and promoting a park system in Sioux Falls. After unsuccessfully lobbing for the creation of a park commission, Sherman began his legacy with a 1907 election to the city council. . . . — Map (db m131978) HM
66South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Sioux Falls Municipal BandMcKennan Park Historic District
On Sunday July 11, 1920, at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. A year earlier, in the first city election allowing women to vote, citizens approved a proposal to support a city . . . — Map (db m113433) HM
67South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — South Dakota Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
(Missing) SD 38 First Concrete State Highway Construction 1919 - 1924 Designated 1984 by the South Dakota Section, ASCE — Map (db m131970) HM
68South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Amidon Affair
The 1862 Sioux Uprising, a result of unjust government treatment, claimed many Indian and non-Indian lives. Near this place on August 25, 1862, two of its victims, Judge Joseph B. Amidon and his son, William, were killed while making hay on their . . . — Map (db m95061) HM
69South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Andrew Kuehn CompanyOld Courthouse and Warehouse Historic District
Andrew Kuehn built this quartzite building in 1903 for a wholesale grocery distribution center and warehouse. A German, Kuehn came alone to America at age 15 in 1870. After working his way across the midwest, he settled in Sioux Falls in 1900 where . . . — Map (db m124248) HM
70South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Big Slide
Side 1 Between about 1913 and 1920, adventurous children and adults could enjoy exciting rides on a giant plank-and-timber, tin-lined slide which began near this marker. The slide was the creation of Edwin A. Sherman, a local real estate . . . — Map (db m139332) HM
71South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The City of East Sioux Falls
From 1887 to about 1913, this area, bordering the Big Sioux River, was the thriving community of East Sioux Falls. The city boasted a hotel, several boarding houses, saloons and retail stores, a town hall, a cricket team, at least three church . . . — Map (db m113402) HM
72South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The ColiseumOld Courthouse and Warehouse Historic District
The City of Sioux Falls purchased this land in 1905 to be used as a Farmer's Market. Architect Joseph Schwarz designed the auditorium. Constructed in 1917 for $218,000 it features Art Deco adornment both inside and out. The main floor and three . . . — Map (db m124193) HM
73South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Dubuque House
The Dubuque House, Sioux Falls’ first hotel, was built about 350 yards due west of this spot by Wilmot W. Brookings and members of the Western Town Company of Dubuque, Iowa, in September 1857. In the previous year, they had staked out . . . — Map (db m91556) HM
74South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Fifth Mound
Side 1 Between 300 to 1000 A.D., stone-age people of the Late Woodland culture lived nearby. They were among the first permanent residents of Sioux Falls. Proof of their existence is provided by the line of five burial mounds that they . . . — Map (db m139820) HM
75South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The First School House 1873
1873 near this site was erected The First School House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota This tablet placed by Mary Chilton Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 1929Map (db m124200) HM
76South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 656 — The Government Building
(side 1) In 1891, the Unites States Government purchased the southeast corner lot on Phillips Avenue and 12th Street for $8,000 for the construction of a government building. While everyone agreed that the fledgling city of Sioux Falls . . . — Map (db m124096) HM
77South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Gun Barrel Story
The vision of trying to obtain a 16" - 94 ton 62 ft long battleship gun barrel had it's beginning in November 1992. While Captain Witte, USNR (Ret), president of the Battleship Memorial Foundation was showing a Veterans Day guest speaker the . . . — Map (db m146030) HM
78South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 544 — The Hanging of an Innocent Man
(side 1) Early day justice Minnehaha County, Dakota Territory, overlooked innocence when gallows were erected near this site for the hanging of Thomas Egan, a pioneer immigrant farmer from County Tipperary in Ireland. Egan . . . — Map (db m124100) HM
79South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road
Here is preserved the Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road Over this trail the people of Sioux Falls fled to Yankton under cavalry escort for safety from hostile Sioux Indians, Aug. 28, 1862 — Map (db m97298) HM
80South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Promise of Electricity
This view of the lower level of the Hydroelectric plant shows the massive pipes that channeled the river's flow to three electric generators. Water entered the plant through the flume at the back of the room and flowed through the large gate . . . — Map (db m112689) HM
81South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — The Queen Bee Mill
The Queen Bee Mill, a goliath among mills in early Dakota Territory, once stood tall and proud here on the bank of the Big Sioux River. A large quartzite deposit on the site was used to build an impressive seven-story flour mill. The . . . — Map (db m124251) HM
82South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — 393 — The Sioux Quartzite
The Sioux Quartzite, deposited more than a billion years ago, is among the oldest rock exposed in South Dakota. The quartzite and associated pipestone deposits were known to white men as early as 1822, but the American Indian used pipestone . . . — Map (db m124602) HM
83South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — U.S. Senator R.F. Pettigrew(1848-1926)
Richard Franklin Pettigrew was 20 years old in the spring of 1869 when he first came to Dakota Territory from Wisconsin as a member of a government surveying party. Pettigrew decided to settle in Sioux Falls, and join in the building of a . . . — Map (db m131972) HM
84South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Urban Renewal
Urban renewal was a movement that provided for the development of aging and underutilized city neighborhoods. During the 1960s, light industry and warehouses had begun to move out of downtown Sioux Falls. The area near Seventh Street and the Big . . . — Map (db m124496) HM
85South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — USS South Dakota Battleship Outline
The outline of this ship was erected by the officers and men of the Naval Reserve in cooperation with the Sioux Falls Bi-Centennial Commission, Sioux Falls Park Department and the Battleship Foundation. It is dedicated to the Officers and men who . . . — Map (db m146017) WM
86South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Washington High School
(side one) For most of the 119 years between 1873 and 1992, a majority of Sioux Falls children attended one of three successive public schools erected on this site. The first, an unnamed small wood-frame elementary school, was replaced . . . — Map (db m124194) HM
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