"Small Town" by Badger Clark Historic Marker in Faith, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 45° 01.161 W 102° 02.692
13T E 732831 N 4989348
Quick Description: This Historic Marker quotes the words of Badger Clark and gives a short bio of the author.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2007 5:09:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM1X0W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Small Town By Badger Clark
The circling cones of bison hide
That made the village of the Sioux
Rose near as high, spread near as wide.
O little Western town, as you. But small-town sky lines are all as great
And small-town air is clear and sweet
And small-town folk are friend and mate.
Not flitting shadows on the street. No smoke of factories spoils;
No market roars with shouted bids
The small-town's finest fruit is souls;
Its prize commodity is kids.
For while the city struts in pride
And trumpets far its loud renown.
The men who govern there, and guide
Are children of the little town. That is the small-town's latent power ~~
Some name on its schoolroom page.
The future hero of the hour.
The future glory of an age. It was always so, 't will always be~~
Small town, the great folk's starting place.
A small-town boy in Gallilee
Rerouted all the human race.
Badger Clark 1883 ~ 1957
Author, lecturer, poet and South Dakota's first Poet Laureate. His philosophical devotion to the idea of rugged individualism and his love for the great outdoors was reflected in his life and his writings. "Small Town" is typical of this devotion to Dakota and its friendly people.
Marker Name: "Small Town" by Badger Clark Historic Marker in Faith, SD

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
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