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South Dakota Historical Markers
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South Dakota historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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What is important to us about our history is communicated in many ways. Books, newspapers, radio and television are all media that both reflect and convey our since of history. However, in the South Dakota what is important to us about things that happened and their significance is no where better reflected than in the various markers that punctuate the great state of South Dakota. Each one beckons us to pull over, take in a piece of history, and consider the landscape that in past days hosted events so significance that our fathers have chosen to give of their time and money to place a lasting remembrance.

Instructions for Posting a South Dakota Historical Markers Waymark:

The waymark MUST be located in the state of South Dakota. Markers outside of the state boundries will not be accepted.

1. Provide accurate coordinates.

2. Two Photos: you must upload a photo of the area surrounding the marker and a second photo of the marker itself.

We've been asked to enforce the picture rule. Therefore, logs without photos will be deleted!


Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'. If you do not post a photo your log will be deleted.
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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River was Historic Highway - Junction City

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Highway 50 meanders through the prairie from just east of Vermillion to Pukwana, South Dakota. This historical marker is located at one of the few rest stops in South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 8/7/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Great Missouri River

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The Missouri is the continents longest river.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 3/26/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Rural Electric Cooperative

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Site of the first rural electric cooperative in South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 11/26/2006

last visited: 8/7/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBruyer Church -- nr Vermillion SD

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This roadside marker is located at a small cemetery a few miles east of Vermillion SD on the SD state highway 50

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/23/2014

last visited: 8/2/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFort Vermillion

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An old cavalry fort located on the Vermillion River in Clay County, South Dakota

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 11/9/2010

last visited: 1/29/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFt. Brule Historical Marker – rural Richland, SD

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A granite marker stands by the side of the road to mark the site of historical Fort Brule.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/19/2011

last visited: 12/3/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRichland Methodist Episcopal Church – Richland, SD

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This historical marker is located along Hwy. 50 just outside the tiny community of Richland.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/19/2011

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River Historic Highway & Vermillion

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Vermillion early history and description of the Missouri River historic highway.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/24/2006

last visited: 8/8/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersElk Point

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The recorded history of Elk Point dates back to the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 2/12/2015

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River was Historic Highway - Elk Point

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Highway 50 meanders through the prairie from just east of Vermillion to Pukwana, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/27/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEli Wixson Farm Site

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Found in Heritage Park Elk Point SD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/24/2006

last visited: 12/27/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLewis & Clark Campsite - Elk Point, SD

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The Missouri River has carved many channels in its history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/24/2006

last visited: 12/27/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Election in Northwestern United States

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Lewis and Clark reached a point in what is now Sioux City Iowa on August 20, 1804 near the mouth of the Floyd River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/24/2006

last visited: 8/7/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHub City

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On a midsummer's day on June 24, 1925 Wm. Inberg & Arvid Johnson opened the newly built gas station & repair business Hub City garage.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/14/2006

last visited: 5/8/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDalesburg School - Dalesburg Village

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Name of Dalesburg, was suggested for this community of Swedish immigrants in 1869 when attempts were made to organize a church. Dalesburg School was located one-half mile south of the village on land donated by the Bergs in 1872.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/14/2006

last visited: 6/18/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Flour Mill in Dakota, Jefferson, SD

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Dakota’s first flour mill was established in 1867, after the Legislature gave them a water right on the Big Sioux.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2011

last visited: 3/2/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSt. Peter’s Church, Jefferson, SD

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The vicinity of Jefferson, even before the organization of Dakota Territory in 1861, was a French-Canadian community and Catholic Services were held sporadically prior to the advent of Father Pierre Boucher in 1867.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2011

last visited: 3/2/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersGrasshopper Cross, Jefferson, SD

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The huge wooden cross is a replacement of the one erected at the time fo the grasshopper plague in 1876.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2011

last visited: 3/2/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp - Alcester

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Camp SCS-3 (DPE-211 in 1934) located in city park of NE Alcester, companies: 2746 August 3 - October 1, 1934 and June 1935 to August 1941; 4725V August 1941 - May 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 2/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersArchie M. Gubbrud

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Archie M. Gubbrud (December 31, 1910 – April 26, 1987) was the twenty-second Governor of South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/27/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPost Vermillion or Dicksons Post <----6 miles south###

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In 1822 the Columbis Fur Company established a post at Audubons Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 11/19/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWilliam J Bulow

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William John Bulow (January 13, 1869 – February 26, 1960) was an American politician and a lawyer. He was the first Democratic Governor of South Dakota and then went on to serve as a member of the United States Senate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 3/6/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are entering South Dakota

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Historic Marker at the border with Iowa along the Big Sioux river near its confluence with the Missouri River in North Sioux City, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/2/2007

last visited: 2/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Territorial Capital 1861~1883

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Early history or the Capitol of Dakota Territory

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/24/2006

last visited: 8/8/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEast Wall Yankton Stockade

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September 1862...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 1/8/2012

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