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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 Town Pump

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Soon after the town of Sioux Falls was Platted in 1889 this community well was installed.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 11/25/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1892 Beaver Creek Lutheran Church

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Because there were no church buildings in the Beaver Creek area of Lincoln County, newly arrived Norwegian settlers decided to build there own church home.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPresentation Children's Home

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The Little Flower Orphanage for catholic children opened at Turton SD in 1924.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 10/11/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBerdahl-Rolvaag House

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In 1873 Andrew and Karen Berdahl came to Minnehaha County.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1909 Eggers School

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One room rural school opened in the fall of 1909one mile east and one mile north of Renner Corner on land donated by Claus and Mary Eggers.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 1/14/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1936 Powder House Blast

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A gang from Sioux City shot two of their members and blew up Larson's Hardware powderhouse storage to cover up the crime. Over $20,000 worth of glass was broken all over Sioux Falls. Windows were broken as far away as Dell Rapids.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 12/1/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersChildren's Care Hospital and School

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School and Hospital combined to meet the needs of children.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 11/1/2011

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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.

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date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 3/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersQuartzite Paving Stones

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In 1888 newly opened quarries delivered paving stones to pave Phillips Avenue, the cities first paved street.

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date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 10/26/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTwo Cemeteries

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In 1859 Henry Masters was the first person of Sioux Falls City to die. He was buried in an open field close to his home close to this historical marker.

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date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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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 MarkersKaufmann House Mystery

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This 1887 mansion was the home of Moses Kaufmann and his wife Emma.

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date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMidair Collision

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Two airplanes from the Sioux Falls Army Air Force Radio Training Program collided over this marker December 8, 1944.

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date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/17/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStratosphere Baloonist

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Nick Piantanida dreamed of recapturing the world free fall record from the Soviet Union.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/26/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBomber Rams Skyscraper

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Following victory in Europe during WWII, the Sioux Falls Army Airbase became a reception center for airmen returning for redeployment to the pacific.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 12/7/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLost Bird

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In 1890, an accidental firing of a rifle by a Lakota Sioux POW led to the 7th cavalry killing 250 Lakota men, women & children. A lone infant was found in a snowbank several days later and became Genl. Colby's trophy of war.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/25/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFrom Glory to Glory - All Saints Historic District

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All Saints School was founded in 1884 by Bishop Hobart.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSioux Falls Municipal Band

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On July 11, 1920 at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 12/25/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMcKennan Park - A Park Born In Controversy

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Helen McKennan's will gifting 20 acres of land for a new park became the center of intense public debate after her death in 1906.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 6/17/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCol. Melvin Grigsby (1845 - 1917)

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Melvin Grigsby had a long & storied army career. He arrived in Sioux Falls in 1872 and was active in local government & politics. He built his home on Boulevard St. now known as 21st St.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 9/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCradle of Statehood

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After 2 decades of presidents appointing governors & other officials from outside the territory, a statehood movement began in the 1880s in the southern half of the Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/9/2006

last visited: 11/5/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRadio Station KSOO

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On Dec. 5, 1926 Station KSOO, the second radio station to be est. in Sioux Falls began transmitting.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 12/22/2012

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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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date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersTasunke-Ota

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On January 5, 1891 Lt. Edward W. Casey was shot and killed by a camp guard of Taunke-Ota (Plenty Horse) while trying to reconnoiter a Ghost Dance Camp.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/8/2006

last visited: 7/23/2012

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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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