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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

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 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 MarkersAugustana ~ The School on Wheels

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Augustana was founded as Augustana Seminary in Chicago by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 6/24/2010

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Iowa Historical MarkersCommunity of Granite, Sioux Township, Lyon County

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Formerly known as Iuka. This area, where Blood Run Creek passes on its way to the Big Sioux River, was inhabited by Native Americans between 1300 and 1750. As many as 4,000 Oneota Indians lived on the surrounding fertile prairies.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: Iowa

date approved: 1/7/2007

last visited: 9/18/2011

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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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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

last visited: 3/28/2011

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Iowa Historical MarkersLester Centennial Historical Marker – Lester, IA

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This historical marker was placed in the city park when the town celebrated its Centennial in 1989.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 2/8/2012

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBen Clare, Dakota Territory

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A thriving little community east of Sioux Falls just south of Valley Springs. Only thin left today is a church and a small grain elevator.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dbrockhouse

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 3/3/2012

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Iowa Historical MarkersRubber Tires on Tractors

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There are three plaques highlighting the introduction of rubber tires for tractors, one in Cassville, Wisconsin, one in Orlando, Florida, and this one here in Rock Valley, IA. This historical plaque is right in our neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/16/2010

last visited: 10/23/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBanning's Mill and Crossing

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Site of old bridge over the Big Sioux River during pioneer days.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRowena Methodist Church

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In 1874 the first Sunday school was held in the crude dugout home of Madison and Elizabeth Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 3/3/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Rowena Dakota Territory

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On July 27, 1888, Thomas Ryan of Dubuque, Iowa purchased land for the Rowena townsite from Nelson Webster.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/28/2006

last visited: 6/12/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersArrowhead Park

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Arrowhead Park is a large, beautiful, park just east of the city limits of Sioux Falls.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/19/2006

last visited: 10/24/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersIverson Crossing Road

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In April 1871 settlers from Split Rock Township petitioned the Minnehaha County Commissioners asking that a road be created and extended to the west to a place called Iverson's crossing.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 2/29/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe City of East Sioux Falls

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This is by the Perry Nature Center and is the site of the City of East Sioux Falls which is currently no longer in existance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/11/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

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South Dakota Historical Markers1897 Bridge at Iverson Crossing

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Long before bridges spanned the Big Sioux River, travelers and settlers forded the river at this location.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/29/2006

last visited: 3/11/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersStonecutter John Elm – Rural East Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker tells about stonecutter John Elm and his family.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/18/2011

last visited: 2/6/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersElectric Motor Line

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The prosperity created in this area by the booming stone industry prompted "robust talk" about building an electric rail line from Sioux Falls to the countrys newest town east Sioux Falls.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/9/2006

last visited: 3/19/2011

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Signs of HistoryBirthplace Of Hot Air Ballooning

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Commemortive etched stone marker giving brief details of the birth and development of hot air ballooning.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dbrockhouse

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/18/2011

last visited: 12/24/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/12/2006

last visited: 12/1/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWallner Gardens historical marker

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This park used to have 500 acres of garden space.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/21/2010

last visited: 1/10/2010

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South Dakota Historical Markers"Mr. Soccer" Manfred Szameit – Sioux Falls, SD

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This historical marker is posted near the soccer fields at Yankton Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/16/2011

last visited: never

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYankton Trail Bridge

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This site has been an important Big Sioux River crossing for more than 300 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/25/2007

last visited: 7/27/2014

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