Rapid City Founders Camp Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 04.897 W 103° 14.108
13T E 641303 N 4882452
Quick Description: Near a perpendicular sandstone cliff, a short distance North of this sign and across Rapid Creek was the first camp of those hardy pioneers who founded Rapid City.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/12/2007 8:59:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NYN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Here John Brennan, Martin Persinger, Thomas Ferguson, W.P. Martin, Albert Brown, William Marston, Samuel Scott, the surveyor JW Allen, James Carney, Major Hutchinson and William Nuttal made their camp on Feb. 24 1876 and the name of Brennan where he carved it in the sandstone cliff is still to be seen.
The following day the town site, a mile square, was laid out by these men under the direction of Samuel Scott. One of the pioneer writers of the period said "as markers of the history of the West, their names will be handed down to posterity while summer clouds shall wrap old Harneys Brow and Black Hills waters run down to the sea."
Marker Name: Rapid City Founders Camp Site

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Marker has been updated with the remake of the area.


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