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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 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 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 MarkersFirst Indian Presbyterian Church 1870

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The First Presbyterian Church was originally called Wakpaepakson or River Bend Church.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/19/2006

last visited: 2/18/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFlandreau Indian High School

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Flandreau Indian Vocational High School had its origin in a mission school established, by P. A. Van Nice in 1872 to provide for the education of Dakota Indians.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/9/2007

last visited: 2/18/2012

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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 MarkersFlandreau Indian Christian Community

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This is the oldest continously used church in South Dakota. Started in 1870 and this building built in 1873.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/27/2007

last visited: 4/9/2007

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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 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 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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 12/15/2006

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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 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 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 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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 11/23/2011

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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 MarkersC. B. Kennedy

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 3/15/2009

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

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.

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 MarkersDevil's Gulch

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

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/4/2006

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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