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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 MarkersPrison Quarry

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Dakota penitentary and Siouz quartzite quarry.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member theroths3

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/29/2007

last visited: 7/22/2012

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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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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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 Markers1851 Indian Treaty

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Historic marker regarding the 1851 Indian Treaty and consequences.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 4/19/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLand Grant

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In 1889 the Lutheran Normal School was built on land given by R.F. Pettigrew.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 4/20/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHanging of an Innocent Man

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Frontier Justice hanged an innocent man near this site in Sioux Falls, SD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 11/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEarly Firefighters in Sioux Falls

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"Early Firefighters in Sioux Falls" HM in Sioux Falls, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical Markers1900 Campaign Whistlestop by Theodore Roosevelt

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Teddy Roosevelt campaign stop in 1900 in Sioux Falls, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 6/12/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst United Methodist Church

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First United Methodist Church

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 12/6/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPresident Woodrow Wilson

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President Woodrow Wilson came to Sioux Falls on September 8, 1919.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 10/28/2011

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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 Markers1909 Eggers School

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One room rural school opened in the fall of 1909one mile east and one mile north of Renner Corner on land donated by Claus and Mary Eggers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1892 Beaver Creek Lutheran Church

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Because there were no church buildings in the Beaver Creek area of Lincoln County, newly arrived Norwegian settlers decided to build there own church home.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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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.”

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 10/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBerdahl-Rolvaag House

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In 1873 Andrew and Karen Berdahl came to Minnehaha County.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYankton Trail Post

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This old post is located on the grounds of University of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/18/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDakota Conflict

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On August 25, 1862, William Amidon stumbled upon a war party of Santee Sioux hiding in a cornfield in the bluffs of Sioux Falls City.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Women's Alliance

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In 1911, Sioux Falls had no rest rooms or rest areas for women who were visiting or traveling through Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAAUW Sioux Falls Branch

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On chilly January l4, l882, a total of 65 women attended a meeting held at Chauncy Hall in Boston to organize "an association of women college graduates with headquarters in Boston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 3/11/2007

last visited: 11/9/2010

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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 Markers"Mr. Soccer" Manfred Szameit – Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker is posted near the soccer fields at Yankton Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/16/2011

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMammoth: Denizen of the Ice

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Mammoth replica of the animal excavated from a dig in the Badlands of South Dakota

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 MarkersU.S. Senator R.F. Pettigrew

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In 1896 Pettigrew shocked America when he bolted the Republican national convention as an act of protest over the money controversy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPrehistoric Prayer Rock

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In 1924 Richard Pettigrew initiated a search for a prayer boulder to add to his museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/20/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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