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South Dakota Historical Markers
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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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What is important to us about our history is communicated in many ways. Books, newspapers, radio and television are all media that both reflect and convey our since of history. However, in the South Dakota what is important to us about things that happened and their significance is no where better reflected than in the various markers that punctuate the great state of South Dakota. Each one beckons us to pull over, take in a piece of history, and consider the landscape that in past days hosted events so significance that our fathers have chosen to give of their time and money to place a lasting remembrance.

Instructions for Posting a South Dakota Historical Markers Waymark:

The waymark MUST be located in the state of South Dakota. Markers outside of the state boundries will not be accepted.

1. Provide accurate coordinates.

2. Two Photos: you must upload a photo of the area surrounding the marker and a second photo of the marker itself.

We've been asked to enforce the picture rule. Therefore, logs without photos will be deleted!


Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'. If you do not post a photo your log will be deleted.
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South Dakota Historical MarkersCIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS CAMP

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Metal historical sign along road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hooahextreme

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/6/2012

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersUnited States Post Office

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This Historical Marker is mounted on a steel post in front of the post office at 329 W Main Street in Lead, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivic Stability - Deadwood, SD

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This marker stands between the Federal Building and County Courthouse in Deadwood, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/20/2009

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTravis Calvin Halloway

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Story of T.C. Halloway, rodeo star.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/30/2008

last visited: 5/25/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPactola Dam & Reservoir

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This Historical Marker is located on the west side of US Highway 385 in the scenic overlook at the north end of the Pactola Dam spillway, near Johnson Siding, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWater for a Thirsty West

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This Historical Marker is located on the west side of US Highway 385 in the scenic overlook at the north end of the Pactola Dam spillway, near Johnson Siding, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDeadwood City 1876

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This Historical Marker is mounted on the southeast corner of the Deadwood Gift Shoppe at 666 Main Street in Deadwood, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: 8/15/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Badlands, Deadwood, SD

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Referring to the lower end of Main Street in Deadwood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/30/2008

last visited: 7/23/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersJewish American Pioneers & Deadwood

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Infamous town of Deadwood's Local Marker about the town history.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/29/2008

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp F-17

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CCC Camp F-17 was part of the National Work Relief Program and specifically to renovate forests and create more recreational areas.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 11/6/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPactola Before The Dam

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This Historical Marker is located on the west side of US Highway 385 in the Pactola Visitor Center on the southeast end of Pactola Dam, near Johnson Siding, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: 8/22/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPactola Camp F-4

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This stone monument for CCC Camp F-4, now covered by the waters of Pactola Reservoir, is located on the west side of US Highway 385 in the Pactola Visitor Center on the southeast end of Pactola Dam, near Johnson Siding, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2013

last visited: 8/22/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp

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This South Dakota Historical Marker is located on the west side of US Highway 385 in the Pactola Visitor Center on the southeast end of Pactola Dam, near Johnson Siding, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: 8/22/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOldest known grave site in the Black Hills of South Dakota

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Grave of Private James King and the first known grave site in the Black Hills.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 2/7/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPreacher Smith of Deadwood Gulch

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Methodist pioneer preacher who lost his life trying to bring medicine & religion to the boon dock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2008

last visited: 7/21/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSecond Deadwood Gold Discovery - Deadwood, SD

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I found this historical marker was found when I took a wrong turn from our campground, going to the west outside of town. Not much here in the way of scenery, but very interesting marker.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/5/2009

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCharles Nolin, Pony Mail Carrier

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Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood trail, was ambushed, killed, and scalped here by Indians on August 19, 1876.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 8/10/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHeritage

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The Town was named for this military man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/15/2008

last visited: 6/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp F-2 near Horse Creek

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CCC Camp F-2 near Horse Creek and Sheridan Lake performed work projects supervised by the USDA Forest Service.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/24/2006

last visited: 10/1/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camps D-Army-1 and SCS-6 (Fechner)

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D-Army-1, the only camp in South Dakota where work was supervised by the U.S. Army, made physcial improvements to Fort Meade. SCS-6 demonstrated the value of contour and strip farming, shelter belts, stock dams, and pasture furrows to reduce erosion

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 6/21/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersIt, "The Star Spangled Banner," Started Here

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On this parade ground in 1892 "The Star Spangled Banner" got its impetus to become the National Anthem.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 7/23/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp - F-18 Savoy

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CCC camp Army built, to renovate forest and improve recreation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/22/2008

last visited: 8/8/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWestberry Trails Fire

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Interpretive sign at a roadside pullout on a forest fire lookout describing the event with data on forest fires.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 11/6/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBear Butte, Mountain of Plains Indians

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Known as Nowawaste by the Cheyenne and Mato Paha by the Sioux, this is a spectacular 4,422 foot high volcanic bubble that dominates the high plains upon which it rises 1,200 feet above.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 7/23/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDeadwood-Rapid City Stage Trail

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This Historical marker is located on the west side of Cavern Road a short distance north of South Dakota Highway 44 west of Rapid City, South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz

location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/8/2013

last visited: 7/6/2014

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