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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 MarkersFirst Congregational Church

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First Congregational Church

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church built in Sioux Falls in 1882 by Wallace L. Dow.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 12/6/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAmidon Graves Mystery

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Where are Judge Joseph and William Amidon really buried at?

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSculptor H. Daniel Webster

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Sculptor H. Daniel Webster created a life-sized statue of General William Beadle for the South Dakota Capitol in Pierre.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 9/19/2012

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 11/28/2011

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 10/28/2011

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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.”

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 10/28/2011

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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

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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

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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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 12/6/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Concrete State Highway

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This SD Historic Civil Engineering Landmark was the first concrete State Highway constructed in SD 1919~1924

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/16/2007

last visited: 5/7/2012

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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.

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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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.

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/20/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTwo Cemeteries

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In 1859 Henry Masters was the first person of Sioux Falls City to die. He was buried in an open field close to his home close to this historical marker.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersQuartzite Paving Stones

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In 1888 newly opened quarries delivered paving stones to pave Phillips Avenue, the cities first paved street.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 10/26/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Peoples Party National Convention

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In 1900 the Peoples Party had its National Convention in a Tent nearby here to select its second Presidential Canidate.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 10/4/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersKaufmann House Mystery

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This 1887 mansion was the home of Moses Kaufmann and his wife Emma.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/18/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 4/20/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWallner Gardens historical marker

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This park used to have 500 acres of garden space.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 1/10/2010

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 3/11/2007

last visited: 11/9/2010

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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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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