First Territorial Capital 1861~1883
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 42° 52.276 W 097° 23.430
14T E 631462 N 4747775
Quick Description: Early history or the Capitol of Dakota Territory
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2006 10:12:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMDCF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 29

Long Description:
Yankton was the First Territorial Capital 1861-1883 and remained so, capital, "mother City," steamboat town, and railhead until 1883. The Dakota Territory was originally one-fourth larger than Texas, extending North to Canada and West to the summit of the Rockies. This marker describes the political chicanery that resulted in the removal of the "capital" to Bismarck, North Dakota, leaving Yankton with a historical marker and a bitter memory.
Marker Name: First Territorial Capital 1861-1883

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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