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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 MarkersMoody/Lake County Border on SD Hwy 34

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Brief History of Moody and Lake Counties at their common border along SD Hwy 34 east of Madison.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 1/8/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHartman 1899 - 1916

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Townsite of Hartman was homesteaded in 1878 by John Hartmann Sr.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 6/4/2012

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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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South Dakota Historical MarkersCanton Ski Hill

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Canton Ski Hill HM east of Canton, SD

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 8/17/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersAugustana ~ The School on Wheels

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Augustana Seminary (Lutheran) to Canton, SD in 1884 associated Agustana College in 1895.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 4/20/2015

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians – Canton, SD

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This marker has just been placed along Hwy. 18 just east of Canton.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/22/2011

last visited: 4/20/2015

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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

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 6/24/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDoug Horsted

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Cancer victim at age 36, Doug Horsted generously bequeathed funds for many outdoors and wildlife causes, including the purchase of this 235 acre wetland.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 1/27/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPumpkin Center

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

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 6/15/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOld Madison - First County Seat

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Lake County was started October 1873 when Herman Luce and John Hare met at the cabin of William Lee near the site of old Madison, to organize the old town Of Madison.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 6/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBrookings/Moody County Border on Old US Hwy 77

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Border of Brookings and Moody Counties along old US Hwy 77 one mile south of the old town of Medary on 220th Street just west of I-29.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 12/15/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersC. B. Kennedy

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C. B. Kennedy, Founder of Madison and Dakota State College.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 3/15/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMedary Townsite ~ 1857 - 58, 1871 - 1879

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he town of Medary was established in the year 1859, the first town in Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 12/9/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Convention In Brookings County

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the county, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 12/9/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSeahota - Makpeyahahoton

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Here in April 1857...

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 3/15/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Campbell Lutheran Church

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The Lake Campbell Lutheran Congregation was originally the Medary Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Brookings County, Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 10/22/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Herman - Historic Points

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Lake Herman was the original stopping point on the old Dacotah Trail that led from the pipestone quarries in Minnesota to the Three Rivers of the Sioux.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBrookings

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The county seat of Brookings County was platted October 3-4 1879 when the Northwestern Railroad reached here.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2007

last visited: 2/19/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHillcrest Park

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Hillcrest Park is the original tree claim of Marthin Christianson a native of Gjovik Norway who emigrated in 1850 with a large colony, only 12 of whom survived a cholera scourge.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2007

last visited: 2/19/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBadus - Pioneer Swiss Colony

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In 1877 a group of Swiss Chose a point on the shore of Lake Badus for a colony.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBadus - Original Site

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Lake County in South Dakota.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Lake County 2

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So named because of is beautiful lakes. It had been the realm of the Dacotah Sioux Indians with few white intruders until ceded by the Yankton tribe in 1858.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 2/12/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHarvey Dunn, N.A.

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Harvey Dunn was a famous painter of Western life, Marines, and portraits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2006

last visited: 12/8/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSalem Rest Area

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SD's rich western heritage has been remembered along the interstate, as safety rest areas and tourist information centers.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 7/30/2012

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