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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 MarkersCactus Hills

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/16/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFoster Children Tragedy

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After emigrating from Ireland in 1872....

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersElectric Motor Line

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The prosperity created in this area by the booming stone industry prompted "robust talk" about building an electric rail line from Sioux Falls to the countrys newest town east Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/9/2006

last visited: 3/19/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSchindler South Dakota

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In 1886 a railroad was built through Springdale Township in Lincoln County to Sioux Falls Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 3/28/2011

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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 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 Markers1897 Bridge at Iverson Crossing

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Long before bridges spanned the Big Sioux River, travelers and settlers forded the river at this location.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/29/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBanning's Mill and Crossing

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Site of old bridge over the Big Sioux River during pioneer days.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1938 Earthquake

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The first earthquake reported in the region occurred on October 9, 1872, 17 years before South Dakota was admitted to the Union.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 7/17/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersIverson Crossing Road

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In April 1871 settlers from Split Rock Township petitioned the Minnehaha County Commissioners asking that a road be created and extended to the west to a place called Iverson's crossing.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStonecutter John Elm – Rural East Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker tells about stonecutter John Elm and his family.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 2/6/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Eminija Mounds

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The largest and most numerous mounds group in South Dakota.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/7/2006

last visited: 4/24/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEminija, Minnesota Territory

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In May of 1857, land speculators from Dakota Land Company from St. Paul Minnesota Territory, surveyed and located the town site of Eminija.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/7/2006

last visited: 4/24/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFortified Village

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In 1922 Pioneer Archeologist Dr. W.H. over recorded the Brandon Village Site.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/7/2006

last visited: 4/24/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRenner Field

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In the mid 1920's, Harold W. Tennant started providing flight instructions and air taxi services in a 118 acre field owned by George Renner.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/2/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLindbergh Landing

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The Guggenheim Fund and the US Dept. of Commerce sponsored Lindbergh in a nation-wide air tour.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/2/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Village of Renner

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Some interesting history in the small town of Renner

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kache pack

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/27/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersA Round Barn?

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I never knew there was such a thing as a round barn so this was a very different type of history to me.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kache pack

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/28/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOld Nidaros

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Many years have now passed since the Nidaros Lutheran Congregation was chartered in the sod home of Norwegian immigrants John and Kirsti Thompson on August 12, 1868.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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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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South Dakota Historical MarkersRowena Methodist Church

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In 1874 the first Sunday school was held in the crude dugout home of Madison and Elizabeth Webster.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 3/3/2012

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/6/2006

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 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 MarkersPeter Byg, Prairie Fire Victim

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Peter Byg was born in Denmark and emigrated to America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/5/2006

last visited: 6/7/2006

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