Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks Within 100 km of N 43° 31.981 W 096° 39.121 [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
South Dakota Historical Markers
 allows ratings
Description:
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.

Expanded Description:

What is important to us about our history is communicated in many ways. Books, newspapers, radio and television are all media that both reflect and convey our since of history. However, in the South Dakota what is important to us about things that happened and their significance is no where better reflected than in the various markers that punctuate the great state of South Dakota. Each one beckons us to pull over, take in a piece of history, and consider the landscape that in past days hosted events so significance that our fathers have chosen to give of their time and money to place a lasting remembrance.

Instructions for Posting a South Dakota Historical Markers Waymark:

The waymark MUST be located in the state of South Dakota. Markers outside of the state boundries will not be accepted.

1. Provide accurate coordinates.

2. Two Photos: you must upload a photo of the area surrounding the marker and a second photo of the marker itself.

We've been asked to enforce the picture rule. Therefore, logs without photos will be deleted!


Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'. If you do not post a photo your log will be deleted.
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Marker Name
  • Marker Type
  • Marker Text
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 267 Page: 1 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for 1936 Powder House Blastview gallery

here0 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical Markers1936 Powder House Blast

in South Dakota Historical Markers

A gang from Sioux City shot two of their members and blew up Larson's Hardware powderhouse storage to cover up the crime. Over $20,000 worth of glass was broken all over Sioux Falls. Windows were broken as far away as Dell Rapids.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 12/1/2012

Image for Electric Motor Lineview gallery

EE2.3 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersElectric Motor Line

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/9/2006

last visited: 3/19/2011

Image for Arrowhead Parkview gallery

EE3.2 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersArrowhead Park

in South Dakota Historical Markers

Arrowhead Park is a large, beautiful, park just east of the city limits of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 10/24/2011

Image for The City of East Sioux Fallsview gallery

EE3.5 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersThe City of East Sioux Falls

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/11/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

Image for Military Roadview gallery

WW3.7 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersMilitary Road

in South Dakota Historical Markers

Following the founding of Sioux Falls City in 1856 a trail was made on the east side of the Big Sioux River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/20/2006

last visited: 11/16/2011

Image for Buffalo Billview gallery

WW3.9 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersBuffalo Bill

in South Dakota Historical Markers

At age 11, William F. Cody was forced to find work after his father died.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

Image for The First "Flying Machine"view gallery

WW3.9 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersThe First "Flying Machine"

in South Dakota Historical Markers

The first airplane flight over Sioux Falls took place just 9 years after the Wright Brothers flight at Kittyhawk NC in 1903.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

Image for 1897 Bridge at Iverson Crossingview gallery

EE4.2 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical Markers1897 Bridge at Iverson Crossing

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/29/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

Image for Cherry Rock Bridgeview gallery

WW4.3 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersCherry Rock Bridge

in South Dakota Historical Markers

A Sioux Quartzite ledge located near this site was once known to early residents as Cherry Rock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 12/6/2011

Image for South Dakota School For The Deafview gallery

WW4.5 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersSouth Dakota School For The Deaf

in South Dakota Historical Markers

In 2005, South Dakota School for the Deaf celebrated its 125th anniversary. Since 1880, many improvements and changes have occurred.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/20/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

Image for Banning's Mill and Crossingview gallery

SESE4.7 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersBanning's Mill and Crossing

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

Image for Stonecutter John Elm – Rural East Sioux Falls, SDview gallery

EE5 km

Log it!

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

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

Image for Iverson Crossing Roadview gallery

EE5 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersIverson Crossing Road

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

Image for Cactus Hillsview gallery

NN5.1 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersCactus Hills

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

Image for Patrick Henryview gallery

WW5.5 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersPatrick Henry

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/29/2006

last visited: 10/6/2012

Image for McKennan Park Zooview gallery

WW5.6 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersMcKennan Park Zoo

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

Image for McKennan Park - A Park Born In Controversyview gallery

WW5.6 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersMcKennan Park - A Park Born In Controversy

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

Image for Lady Libertyview gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersLady Liberty

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

Image for Sioux Falls Municipal Bandview gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersSioux Falls Municipal Band

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/25/2011

Image for Col. Melvin Grigsby (1845 - 1917)view gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

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

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 9/29/2012

Image for Pillars of the Nationview gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersPillars of the Nation

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

Image for Great Northernview gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersGreat Northern

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

Image for Amidon Stone Houseview gallery

WW5.8 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Stone House

in South Dakota Historical Markers

Amidon Stone House

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

Image for The Lyon Houseview gallery

WW6 km

Log it!

South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Lyon House

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/24/2011

Image for Thomas L. Fawick (1889 - 1978)view gallery

WW6 km

Log it!

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

in South Dakota Historical Markers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 6/7/2012

Total Records: 267 Page: 1 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)