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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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"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 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 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 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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On March 6, 1934, John Dillinger led five other gangsters in a brazen daylight robbery of the Security National Bank.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 10/22/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRadio Station WFAT

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On June 21, 1922 WFAT began operation as Sioux Falls' first radio broadcasting station.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 4/27/2012

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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 MarkersThe Cataract

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Cataract Hotel in downtown Sioux Falls, SD was the unofficial Capital of Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 2/28/2012

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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 MarkersJosiah Phillips

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In 1856 Josiah Phillips laid claim to a town site at the falls of the Big Sioux River.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/4/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLt. Jonas Lien

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Jonas H. Lien enlisted in the newly formed SD Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish American War in 1898.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 11/9/2011

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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 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 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 MarkersFort Dakota Barracks

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The barracks of Fort Dakota stood nearby.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/4/2006

last visited: 11/24/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFort Dakota D.T.

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Residents fled Sioux Falls City after the slayings of the Amidons in 1862.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/14/2006

last visited: 2/9/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEliza Tupper Wilkes

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Arriving in Sioux Falls Dakota Territory in 1878, Eliza quickly became one of the community leaders.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 12/6/2010

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