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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 MarkersMagma

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersGreat Northern

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The Great Northern Railway was the dream of entrepreneur James J. HIll.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

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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 MarkersSioux Falls Municipal Band

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On July 11, 1920 at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/25/2011

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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 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 MarkersPillars of the Nation

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Oscar Ellefson, who was a builder and caretaker of many projects in McKennan park, proposed another project.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Stone House

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Amidon Stone House

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThomas L. Fawick (1889 - 1978)

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Thomas L. Fawick, Sioux Falls native and famous inventor gave this repoduction of David to the city and Augustana College.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 6/7/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Affair

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/23/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Gaslight Era

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In 1881, in order to make Sioux Falls look more metropolitan, large kerosene lanterns were attached to the tops of wooden posts at several intersections.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 11/17/2012

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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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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersQueen Bee Mill

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7-story flour mill, "The Queen Bee Mill"

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 11/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersNational Park Service Markers - Sioux Falls

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Five historical markers on the banks of the Big Sioux River describing the early life of the town and how it grew over the years.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFort Sod

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In 1858 Sioux Falls City of the Minnesota Territory successfully defended itself from a perceived Indian attack by fortifying the Dakota Land Company primarily with sod.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersInland Seas in Falls Park Sioux Falls

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Minnehaha County Historical Marker dedicated 2003

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/12/2006

last visited: 12/2/2012

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 5/7/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Graves Mystery

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Where are Judge Joseph and William Amidon really buried at?

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFlandreau Colony

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In 1869, a group of Dakota families departed on foot from Niobrara to look for homestead lands, and made camp here on Seney Island until better weather, then moved north to claim homesteads near present-day Flandreau, SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 12/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDonahoe Clinic

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Donahoe clinic began in 1949 with parnership of 2 doctors, Drs. Stephen A. Donahoe and Geoffrey I.W. Cottam.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

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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 MarkersManchester Biscuit Company

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In 1902 Lawrence Manchester moved his bakery from Luverne, Minnesota to Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/9/2006

last visited: 1/31/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMill Dam Tragedy

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On May 13, 1912, during a flood of the Big Sioux River, four young Siouix Falls' men steered two crafts, a rowboat and a canoe, over the Cascade Mill dam.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/5/2007

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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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