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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 MarkersSchindler South Dakota

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In 1886 a railroad was built through Springdale Township in Lincoln County to Sioux Falls Dakota Territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 3/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOyen-Person Log Cabin Marker, rural Baltic, SD

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This tiny log cabin has walls that could tell volumes about the many people who lived there in the late 1880’s.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/27/2011

last visited: 6/16/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOld Nidaros Church Replica

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The old Nidaros Church is a replica of the Nidaros Church which is in Renner SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/9/2006

last visited: 6/27/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTo God Be The Glory

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West Nidaros Lutheran Church was built in 1911 because the people on the west side of the river couldn't reach the church (East Nidaros) on the east side of the river.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/8/2006

last visited: 6/27/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Rowena Dakota Territory

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On July 27, 1888, Thomas Ryan of Dubuque, Iowa purchased land for the Rowena townsite from Nelson Webster.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 6/12/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRowena Methodist Church

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In 1874 the first Sunday school was held in the crude dugout home of Madison and Elizabeth Webster.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 3/3/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTown of Hartford

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In 1878 when Hartford was first established, it was named after the first pioneer I.A. Oaks.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/13/2006

last visited: 6/9/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSaint Olaf Roller Mill & Power Dam

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In 1881 Frank and Justin Pettigrew began construction of the power dam and flour millat this site where portions of the foundation remain.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/17/2006

last visited: 11/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersVillage of Pallisades

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Settlers homesteaded in this area beginning in 1865.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/4/2006

last visited: 8/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Valley Springs

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This area was officially opened to the Homesteaders Act in 1868 of which New England and Scandinavian Immigrants followed schooner trails into this Minnesota Territory Valley to settle.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/27/2011

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South Dakota Historical Markers1908 Palisades Bridge

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In 1908 the Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha Nebraska built this Pratt Through-Truss Bridge.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 5/13/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBen Clare, Dakota Territory

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A thriving little community east of Sioux Falls just south of Valley Springs. Only thin left today is a church and a small grain elevator.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 3/3/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMinnehaha County

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Description & History of Minnehaha County, SD

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersGarretson

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In the 1870's the town of Garretson was started by people coming in and starting the now vanished village of Palisades. The Village of Palisades was situated high above Split Rock Creek where a flour mill was started by CW Patton.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 8/15/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWillow Creek Lutheran Church

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Norwegian pioneers homesteaded in this area in the early 1870s too far from the Norwegian Churches in northwest Minnehaha County, so the first services conducted by an ordained minister was held in the Willow Creek area private home in July, 1874.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 7/10/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDevil's Gulch

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Where Jesse James was able to escape the law after robbing a bank in Northfield, MN.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/4/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOld Stone Building

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Quarry owners built a demo project at this site to show local businessmen how quartzite could be cut to fit around door & window frames.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDell Rapids

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Named after the dells and rapids of the Big Sioux River which runs through town and reminded settlers of the dells of the Wisconsin River.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 11/25/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSouth Dakota Central

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Following the establishment of the 1897 Taopi Creamery at the Future townsite of Colton, discussions began about the need for a farm to market railroad.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/16/2007

last visited: 9/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPumpkin Center

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"Pumpkin Center" helped define the era of westward expansion of transportation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 6/15/2011

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South Dakota Historical Markers1938 National Corn Husking Contest

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On a windy, cold and damp day on the 3rd of November, the eyes and ears of the nation were focused on Dell Rapids who was hosting the National Corn Husking Contest.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/8/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTaopi

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Taopi was a Christian chief of the Farmer band of Santee Sioux honored here for his loyalty during the Minnesota Uprising of 1862.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 11/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCanton

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"Commerce City" of 1866 maps, Canton, SD Historical Marker

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 6/24/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAugustana ~ The School on Wheels

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Augustana was founded as Augustana Seminary in Chicago by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/16/2006

last visited: 1/29/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCanton Asylum for American Indians Cemetery – Canton, SD

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Between the years of 1902 and 1934 Canton was home to the “Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians,” the second federal mental hospital.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/6/2012

last visited: never

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