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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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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe First "Flying Machine"

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The first airplane flight over Sioux Falls took place just 9 years after the Wright Brothers flight at Kittyhawk NC in 1903.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFrom Glory to Glory - All Saints Historic District

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All Saints School was founded in 1884 by Bishop Hobart.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLost Bird

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In 1890, an accidental firing of a rifle by a Lakota Sioux POW led to the 7th cavalry killing 250 Lakota men, women & children. A lone infant was found in a snowbank several days later and became Genl. Colby's trophy of war.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/25/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPresentation Children's Home

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The Little Flower Orphanage for catholic children opened at Turton SD in 1924.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 10/11/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMilitary Road

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Following the founding of Sioux Falls City in 1856 a trail was made on the east side of the Big Sioux River.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/20/2006

last visited: 11/16/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Lyon House

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Located at Lyon Park on Phillips Avenue in Sioux Falls SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCherry Rock Bridge

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A Sioux Quartzite ledge located near this site was once known to early residents as Cherry Rock.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 12/6/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersArrowhead Park

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Arrowhead Park is a large, beautiful, park just east of the city limits of Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 10/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEmerson School

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A substantial increase in the number of school age children caused overcrowding at existing city schools and led to the building of Emerson School in 1923.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/23/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSeacoast Gun

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In 1859 the Tredagar Foundry of Richmond Virginia made a smoothbore 42 pounder gun which can launch cannonballs 2000 yards in a low and naturally flat trajectory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/15/2006

last visited: 6/15/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBattleship X

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USS South Dakota, one of the most decorated battleships during WWII

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1936 Powder House Blast

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A gang from Sioux City shot two of their members and blew up Larson's Hardware powderhouse storage to cover up the crime. Over $20,000 worth of glass was broken all over Sioux Falls. Windows were broken as far away as Dell Rapids.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 12/1/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCalvary Cathedral

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The history of Calvary Cathedral predates the formation of the state of South Dakota.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 10/15/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe City of East Sioux Falls

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This is by the Perry Nature Center and is the site of the City of East Sioux Falls which is currently no longer in existance.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/11/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst United Methodist Church

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First United Methodist Church

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 12/6/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWashington High School

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The Washington High School is now known as the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/19/2006

last visited: 1/3/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Government Building

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Federal Courthouse in Sioux Falls, SD

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 12/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOfficial Olympic Flagpole

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Official Olympic flagpole used in Squaw Valley Olympic Games held in 1960.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 4/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe First School House in Sioux Falls

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The First School House in Sioux Falls, SD

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 11/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEliza Tupper Wilkes

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Arriving in Sioux Falls Dakota Territory in 1878, Eliza quickly became one of the community leaders.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 12/6/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLt. Jonas Lien

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Jonas H. Lien enlisted in the newly formed SD Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War in 1898.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSculptor H. Daniel Webster

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Sculptor H. Daniel Webster created a life-sized statue of General William Beadle for the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 9/19/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Congregational Church

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First Congregational Church

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRadio Station WFAT

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On June 21, 1922 WFAT began operation as Sioux Falls' first radio broadcasting station.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 4/27/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Rowena Dakota Territory

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On July 27, 1888, Thomas Ryan of Dubuque, Iowa purchased land for the Rowena townsite from Nelson Webster.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 6/12/2013

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