Salem Rest Area
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 40.032 W 097° 24.876
14T E 627817 N 4836131
Quick Description: SD's rich western heritage has been remembered along the interstate, as safety rest areas and tourist information centers.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2007 11:41:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM17HP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 33

Long Description:
The eight pillars that thrust skyward here merge in the framework of the Plains Indians home. The one by one and one half foot concrete lodgepoles rise fifty feet in the air and weight 6 1/2 tons each. The structure was executed in an architectural manner reflecting the spartan lifestyle of the Nomadic Lakota Sioux Indians. Beneath each tipi are several concrete isosceles triangles, a basic design of the Lakota nation set in a pattern to form a thunderbird.

Salem was named after the Massachusetts community and was platted in 1880.
Marker Name: Salem Rest Area

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text: Not listed

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