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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/2/2006

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

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kache pack

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/27/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFoster Children Tragedy

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After emigrating from Ireland in 1872....

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/16/2006

last visited: 1/28/2012

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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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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Town of Valley Springs

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This area was officially opened to the Homesteaders Act in 1868 of which New England and Scandinavian Immigrants followed schooner trails into this Minnesota Territory Valley to settle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/29/2006

last visited: 11/27/2011

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Minnesota Historical MarkersWelcome to Minnesota

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Known to her citizens as the North Star State or the Gopher State.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: Minnesota

date approved: 5/29/2006

last visited: 7/22/2012

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Minnesota Historical MarkersSioux Quartzite and Pipestone

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Rich farmland in SW Minnesota has large outcroppings of a hard red-to-pink rock known as Sioux Quartzite. Within the quartzite deposits are smaller layers of dark red stone known as pipestone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: Minnesota

date approved: 5/29/2006

last visited: 7/19/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMinnehaha County

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Description & History of Minnehaha County, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/11/2006

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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/4/2006

last visited: 8/16/2013

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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 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 Markers1908 Palisades Bridge

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In 1908 the Western Bridge and Construction Company of Omaha Nebraska built this Pratt Through-Truss Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 5/13/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/5/2006

last visited: 6/7/2006

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/9/2006

last visited: 6/15/2006

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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 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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

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.

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 MarkersTown of Hartford

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In 1878 when Hartford was first established, it was named after the first pioneer I.A. Oaks.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/13/2006

last visited: 6/9/2012

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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.

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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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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/17/2006

last visited: 11/24/2011

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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 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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