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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 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 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 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 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 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.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 7/10/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersJohn Thompson, Pioneer

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John Thompson arrived in America in 1854 from Norway as an orphan.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersEarly Settlers Association

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In 1892 a group of settlers began to organize an Early Settlers Association.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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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 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.

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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 MarkersThe Lone Tree

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Here on the highway in front of this marker stood the "lone tree" for more than 2 generations.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/19/2006

last visited: 8/8/2007

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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 MarkersOld Nidaros

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Many years have now passed since the Nidaros Lutheran Congregation was chartered in the sod home of Norwegian immigrants John and Kirsti Thompson on August 12, 1868.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersA Round Barn?

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I never knew there was such a thing as a round barn so this was a very different type of history to me.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/28/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Village of Renner

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Some interesting history in the small town of Renner

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/27/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRenner Field

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In the mid 1920's, Harold W. Tennant started providing flight instructions and air taxi services in a 118 acre field owned by George Renner.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/2/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLindbergh Landing

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The Guggenheim Fund and the US Dept. of Commerce sponsored Lindbergh in a nation-wide air tour.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/2/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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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 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 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 Markers1938 Earthquake

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The first earthquake reported in the region occurred on October 9, 1872, 17 years before South Dakota was admitted to the Union.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 7/17/2010

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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 MarkersBenton Lutheran Church

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Unfavorable economic conditions in the mid 1800's in Sweden led many young people to search for a better life in America.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/9/2006

last visited: 6/15/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPeter Byg, Prairie Fire Victim

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Peter Byg was born in Denmark and emigrated to America.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/5/2006

last visited: 6/7/2006

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 1/8/2011

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