Lake Hendricks State Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 28.815 W 096° 28.640
14T E 700615 N 4928311
Quick Description: This lake was named for Thomas A Hendricks, commissioner of the General land Office, 1855 - 59, at which time the state boundary was serveyed and the lake named.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2007 8:40:26 AM
Waymark Code: WM1E42
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Hendricks was a member of congress, US Senator, Governor of Indiana and a Vice President in 1885.

The log cabin was moved here as a fitting memorial to the sturdy pioneers who settled in this part of Brookings County in the 1870's and 1880's. The park itself was opened in 1951.

The log cabin has had three locations. it was built of well hewn oak logs taken from the shore of Oak Lake. Nils Bogen built it in 1874 1/4 mile west of Oak Lake. In 1884 the log house was taken apart, the logs numbered and moved 2 1/2 miles S and rebuilt.

In 1884 Even Anderson bought it and his family lived in it until about 1893. Thereafter a renter, Theodor Sand and his family lived in it. Est Johnson bought the farm and moved his frame house to it attaching it to the log house about 1906. The farm was sold to Marvin Vizecky from whom the log house was bought. The logs were again numbered, moved to this locaton and the cabin rebuilt in the fall of 1960.
Marker Name: Lake Hendricks State Park

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text: Not listed

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