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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 MarkersDaughters of the American Revolution Historical Marker – Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker stands on the grounds of the Veterans Memorial Park in Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/8/2012

last visited: 10/15/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMakana Ota E E'n

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The mistaken death of Makana Na Ota E E'n.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/4/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMidair Collision

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Two airplanes from the Sioux Falls Army Air Force Radio Training Program collided over this marker December 8, 1944.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMassacre Site

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In the summer of 1864 members of the Yankton Agency scout unit captured and executed the Santee who were out to kill white settlers. A shallow grave was discovered not far from here when they were building one of the airport runways.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMunicipal Airport

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The establishment and growth of the Sioux Falls Municipal Airport is related on this historical marker found just south of the airport.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersForgotten Heroes

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Victims of two tragic flying accidents are remembered on both sides of this historic marker.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 12/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStratosphere Baloonist

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Nick Piantanida dreamed of recapturing the world free fall record from the Soviet Union.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/26/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBomber Rams Skyscraper

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Following victory in Europe during WWII, the Sioux Falls Army Airbase became a reception center for airmen returning for redeployment to the pacific.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/7/2010

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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 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 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 MarkersWest Sioux Falls

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A future residential community was platted within the northwest boundary of Sioux Falls to raise funds through the sale of land for the struggling University of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/7/2006

last visited: 12/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical Markers1851 Indian Treaty

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Historic marker regarding the 1851 Indian Treaty and consequences.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 4/19/2011

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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 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 MarkersDubuque House - Near Falls Park in Sioux Falls

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Near one of the entrances to Falls Park in Sioux Falls, marks the nearby site where Sioux Falls first Hotel was in 1857.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/12/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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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 MarkersThe Sioux Quartzite

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Huge deposits of quartzite abound in this region.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 1/31/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town Pump

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Soon after the town of Sioux Falls was Platted in 1889 this community well was installed.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 11/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPrison Quarry

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Dakota penitentary and Siouz quartzite quarry.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/29/2007

last visited: 7/22/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 11/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHuman Timeline

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Paleoindians are the first humans settling in the region.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/20/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPresident William McKinley

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The first ever Presidential visit to South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 9/30/2006

last visited: 12/25/2012

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