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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 Ski Hill

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Canton Ski Hill HM east of Canton, SD

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/14/2006

last visited: 8/17/2013

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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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/13/2007

last visited: 7/10/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/19/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2006

last visited: 11/25/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPumpkin Center

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"Pumpkin Center" helped define the era of westward expansion of transportation.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/30/2006

last visited: 6/15/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/8/2006

last visited: 1/24/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/16/2007

last visited: 9/17/2011

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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 MarkersHartman 1899 - 1916

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Townsite of Hartman was homesteaded in 1878 by John Hartmann Sr.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 6/4/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersDoug Horsted

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Cancer victim at age 36, Doug Horsted generously bequeathed funds for many outdoors and wildlife causes, including the purchase of this 235 acre wetland.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/12/2007

last visited: 1/27/2007

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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 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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/19/2006

last visited: 8/8/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersWilliam J Bulow

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William John Bulow (January 13, 1869 – February 26, 1960) was an American politician and a lawyer. He was the first Democratic Governor of South Dakota and then went on to serve as a member of the United States Senate.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/15/2006

last visited: 3/6/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 1/8/2011

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Minnesota Historical MarkersMilitary Highways

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Early roads established by the "federal government" were built to facilitate the business of government.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators

location: Minnesota

date approved: 5/29/2006

last visited: 9/21/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCivilian Conservation Corps Camp - Alcester

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Camp SCS-3 (DPE-211 in 1934) located in city park of NE Alcester, companies: 2746 August 3 - October 1, 1934 and June 1935 to August 1941; 4725V August 1941 - May 1942.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 2/9/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersArchie M. Gubbrud

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Archie M. Gubbrud (December 31, 1910 – April 26, 1987) was the twenty-second Governor of South Dakota.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/10/2006

last visited: 12/27/2010

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Iowa Historical MarkersBirthplace of Extension Service– Hull, IA

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This marker celebrates the birthplace of the Iowa State Extension Service and commemorates 150 years of their service to Iowans.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 8/31/2011

last visited: never

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/19/2006

last visited: 2/18/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 6/28/2011

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/9/2007

last visited: 2/18/2012

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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.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Wakpa

location: South Dakota

date approved: 1/27/2007

last visited: 4/9/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSalem Rest Area

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SD's rich western heritage has been remembered along the interstate, as safety rest areas and tourist information centers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers

location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 7/30/2012

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