Eminija, Minnesota Territory
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N 43° 33.828 W 096° 35.454
14T E 694559 N 4826246
Quick Description: In May of 1857, land speculators from Dakota Land Company from St. Paul Minnesota Territory, surveyed and located the town site of Eminija.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/7/2006 10:19:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMECA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
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Long Description:
Eminija was the Santee Sioux name for the Split Rock River which takes up about 640 acres, including the junctions of Beaver Creek, Split Rock Creek and the Big Sioux. Reports by land promoters in 1857 - 1861 extolled the area as "groves of beautiful timber line along the river, richer soil cannot be found anywhere, corn and potatoes excelled....etc".
Other townsites surveyed in the area were Medary, Flandreau and Sioux Falls City.
The town plat of Eminija was never found filed in Minneosta Territory. The only known reference of the town was found in the field notes of Edward J, Hill a prominent archologist, civil engineer and geographer. He visited the site in 1860 in which he wrote about it and mapped it as part of a study of indian mounds.

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Marker Name: Eminija, Minnesota Territory

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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