Pumpkin Center
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 43° 32.592 W 097° 05.307
14T E 654429 N 4822914
Quick Description: "Pumpkin Center" helped define the era of westward expansion of transportation.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/30/2006 2:42:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMBKF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 19

Long Description:
The origin of the name Pumpkin Center has been lost in the mist of time; however, it was a popular waystop during the westward expansion of transportation. Sitting along what was to become US Hwy 16, was first called Custer Battlefield Highway as it was promoted as the link from east to Yellowstone National Park. Located at what was originally called Wellington Corner, it was finally closed in 1993. It served its purpose and has gone on to join the earlier wagon camps and stage coach stations in the evolving history of Minnehaha County.
Marker Name: Pumpkin Center

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
Pumpkin Center

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TheGeneral1004 visited Pumpkin Center 6/15/2011 TheGeneral1004 visited it
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