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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 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 MarkersLady Liberty

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In 1943, during the darkest days of World War II, the park received a wood replica of the Statue of Liberty.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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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 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 MarkersFirst Congregational Church

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First Congregational Church

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCol. Melvin Grigsby (1845 - 1917)

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Melvin Grigsby had a long & storied army career. He arrived in Sioux Falls in 1872 and was active in local government & politics. He built his home on Boulevard St. now known as 21st St.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 9/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMcKennan Park - A Park Born In Controversy

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Helen McKennan's will gifting 20 acres of land for a new park became the center of intense public debate after her death in 1906.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMcKennan Park Zoo

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Zoo established by Mrs. McKennan in this Park circa 1915.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCradle of Statehood

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After 2 decades of presidents appointing governors & other officials from outside the territory, a statehood movement began in the 1880s in the southern half of the Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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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 MarkersPatrick Henry

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As long as our rivers flow, or mountains stand....say to the rising generations, imitate the excellence of Patrick Henry!" From the Virginia Gazette June 1799

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/29/2006

last visited: 10/6/2012

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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 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 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 MarkersThe Lyon House

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

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date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDillinger Gang Bank Robbery

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On March 6, 1934, John Dillinger led five other gangsters in a brazen daylight robbery of the Security National Bank.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRadio Station KSOO

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On Dec. 5, 1926 Station KSOO, the second radio station to be est. in Sioux Falls began transmitting.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 12/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTasunke-Ota

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On January 5, 1891 Lt. Edward W. Casey was shot and killed by a camp guard of Taunke-Ota (Plenty Horse) while trying to reconnoiter a Ghost Dance Camp.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 7/23/2012

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/14/2006

last visited: 6/18/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHorse-Drawn Streetcars

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In 1887 Richard Pettigrew agreed to build & operate Sioux Falls' first public transportation system.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 7/23/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBomber Rams Skyscraper

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Following victory in Europe during WWII, the Sioux Falls Army Airbase became a reception center for airmen returning for redeployment to the pacific.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/7/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church built in Sioux Falls in 1882 by Wallace L. Dow.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 12/6/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Cataract

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Cataract Hotel in downtown Sioux Falls, SD was the unofficial Capital of Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 2/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDivorce Capital

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The lenient residency laws and multiple divorce grounds in Sioux Falls were changed by the state legislature in 1908 to dispel the city’s reputation as the “Divorce Capital of the Nation.”

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 10/28/2011

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/26/2010

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