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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 MarkersEmerson School

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A substantial increase in the number of school age children caused overcrowding at existing city schools and led to the building of Emerson School in 1923.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/23/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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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 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 MarkersPresentation Children's Home

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The Little Flower Orphanage for catholic children opened at Turton SD in 1924.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 10/11/2011

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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 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 MarkersBattleship X

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USS South Dakota, one of the most decorated battleships during WWII

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersT. Denny Sanford - Sioux Falls, SD

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Historical Marker about T. Denny Sanford in front of Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAn Institution of Organized Kindness

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The History of the formation of Sioux Valley Hospital.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/20/2006

last visited: 7/25/2012

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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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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 12/6/2011

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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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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 9/29/2012

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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 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 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 MarkersCactus Hills

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Cactus Hills are composed of sand and gravel deposits left from more than 300,000 years ago.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/16/2006

last visited: 10/22/2011

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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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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

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 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 Markers1870s’ Grasshopper Invasions

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The 1870's was a time of hardship for the newly settled farm families as masses of grasshoppers plagued Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 4/11/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEarth-Hut Villages

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Omaha Indian Earth-Hut Villages from the 1600s.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDepartment of Veterans Affairs

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After an influenza outbreak struck the Sioux Falls Army Air Force Base during WWII, the War Dept. purchase the vacant buildings of the Columbus College campus to use for a hospital.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 3/11/2007

last visited: 10/29/2011

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South Dakota Historical Markers500 A.D. Copper Knife

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This sign located by Westward Ho Country Club. A nice off the beaten area of Sioux Falls

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical Markers"Notre Dame of the Midwest"

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Columbus College in Sioux Falls, SD

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 10/29/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCeremonial Dance Circle

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Omaha Indian ceremonial dance circle.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2006

last visited: 7/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLinear Mound

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When T.H. Lewis surveyed this area in 1884, he sketched an unusual and puzzling cigar shaped mound.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/18/2006

last visited: 4/9/2015

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