Grasshopper Cross, Jefferson, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 36.227 W 096° 33.616
14T E 700136 N 4719702
Quick Description: The huge wooden cross is a replacement of the one erected at the time fo the grasshopper plague in 1876.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 3:46:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMAQ59
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
The huge wooden cross in the cemetery, replaced the rude one erected on that day in May, 1876, when Father Pierre Boucher led his pilgrimage of Catholic & Protestant marchers back to Jefferson, after an eleven mile trek seeking Divine intervention in the grasshopper plague. It was the third cross erected that miraculous day. The grasshoppers left.
Marker Name: Grasshopper Cross

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Same as above

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dbrockhouse visited Grasshopper Cross, Jefferson, SD 3/2/2011 dbrockhouse visited it