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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 MarkersThe "Squatter" Government at Sioux Falls City

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While awaiting approval from Congress to create the Dacotah territory after Minnesota was admitted to the union, residents of Sioux Falls City created a "squatter" government with Sioux Falls City as the capital.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 3/30/2014

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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

last visited: 3/30/2014

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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 MarkersFrom Glory to Glory - All Saints Historic District

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All Saints School was founded in 1884 by Bishop Hobart.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/28/2011

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 MarkersInternational Harvester Warehouse

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The building was constructed in 1910 by International Harvester Company as a Warehouse. The International Harvest Company had formed in 1902 when several large farm machinery companies merged under one management.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 12/25/2012

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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 MarkersCigar Manufacturing

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Between 1870 and 1920 Philips Ave. was the center of a thriving cigar manufacturing industry.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/14/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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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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