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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 MarkersMilitary Road

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

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date approved: 5/20/2006

last visited: 11/16/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe First "Flying Machine"

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBuffalo Bill

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

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date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCherry Rock Bridge

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

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date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 12/6/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSouth Dakota School For The Deaf

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/20/2006

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 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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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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date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 9/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPatrick Henry

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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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/29/2006

last visited: 10/6/2012

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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date approved: 5/6/2006

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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 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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