Forestburg Roadside Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 01.653 W 098° 07.287
14T E 570404 N 4875307
Quick Description: SD hiway 34 along the old Dacotah Trail.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2006 3:20:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMGX5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GPX Navigators
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Long Description:
Long before the white man, an indian trail from the sanctuary at Pipestone Quarry to the "Three Rivers of the Sioux" near Ft. Thompson passed closely by. The whitemans first road in Dakota, the Ft. Ridgely and south Pass Wagon Road, forded the James 7 miles North in 1857. The rock ford and a monument mark the site. December 1862 the "March to Moscow" relief expedition from Minnesota to Ft. Thompson passed by "Mazeppa Hill" 2.5 miles NE now called Big Mound. In 1865 the "Big Cheyenne Wagon Road" Minnesota to Montana crossed the James at Big Mound.
Forestburg was county seat Dec. 1880 until after the election of 1882 when Howard won and stole the records from a reluctant Forestburg. In an 1884 election, Woonsocket won and settled any disputes.
Marker Name: Forestburg Roadside park

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
SD 34 along the Old Dacotah Trail

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