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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 MarkersSplit Rock Creek Tragedy

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A gone-bad attempt to ford Split Rock Creek resulted in four deaths in July 1879, and was one of the most distressing calamities to occur in Minnehaha County during Dakota Territorial times.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/16/2007

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFur Trapper Ambush, Brandon, South Dakota

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This marker is located in McHardy Park, in Brandon, SD. Dedicated in 2007 by the Minnehaha County Historical Society in Memory of Jon Kentfield. Elevation 1305

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHuman Timeline

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Paleoindians are the first humans settling in the region.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFrederick Manfred's "Siouxland"

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Writer establishes the region as Siouxland located in Sioux Falls, SD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 5/7/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDubuque House - Near Falls Park in Sioux Falls

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Near one of the entrances to Falls Park in Sioux Falls, marks the nearby site where Sioux Falls first Hotel was in 1857.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/12/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBattleship X

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe City of Brandon

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The town of Brandon was surveyed in 1859 and early 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/6/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCactus Hills

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Cactus Hills are composed of sand and gravel deposits left from more than 300,000 years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/16/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOwancatowin

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In 1869, 11 Native American families left Niobrara, Neb., without their reservation agent's permission. They walked 140 miles, to what is now Flandreau, to homestead.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/3/2006

last visited: 10/6/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMagma

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Origins of magma deposits in the region surrounding Sioux Falls, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMakana Ota E E'n

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The mistaken death of Makana Na Ota E E'n.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/4/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Valley Springs

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This area was officially opened to the Homesteaders Act in 1868 of which New England and Scandinavian Immigrants followed schooner trails into this Minnesota Territory Valley to settle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/27/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Concrete State Highway

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This SD Historic Civil Engineering Landmark was the first concrete State Highway constructed in SD 1919~1924

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/16/2007

last visited: 5/7/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDaughters of the American Revolution Historical Marker – Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker stands on the grounds of the Veterans Memorial Park in Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/8/2012

last visited: 10/15/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStagecoach Station

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In 1870 a small primitive home was built here next to a wagon road that led to Wall Lake and the Yankton Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 10/6/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Affair

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The murder of Judge J.B. Amidon and his son.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/23/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWest Sioux Falls

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A future residential community was platted within the northwest boundary of Sioux Falls to raise funds through the sale of land for the struggling University of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/7/2006

last visited: 12/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Graves Mystery

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Where are Judge Joseph and William Amidon really buried at?

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town Pump

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Soon after the town of Sioux Falls was Platted in 1889 this community well was installed.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 11/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMassacre Site

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In the summer of 1864 members of the Yankton Agency scout unit captured and executed the Santee who were out to kill white settlers. A shallow grave was discovered not far from here when they were building one of the airport runways.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMunicipal Airport

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The establishment and growth of the Sioux Falls Municipal Airport is related on this historical marker found just south of the airport.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersForgotten Heroes

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Victims of two tragic flying accidents are remembered on both sides of this historic marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWest Sioux Falls #2

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A future residential community was platted within the northwest boundary of Sioux Falls to raise funds through the sale of land for the struggling University of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 11/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMidair Collision

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Two airplanes from the Sioux Falls Army Air Force Radio Training Program collided over this marker December 8, 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStratosphere Baloonist

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Nick Piantanida dreamed of recapturing the world free fall record from the Soviet Union.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/26/2010

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