Fort Vermillion
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 42° 44.870 W 096° 49.661
14T E 677787 N 4735100
Quick Description: An old cavalry fort located on the Vermillion River in Clay County, South Dakota
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 12:34:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM9ZGT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 10

Long Description:
This marker is located in the town of Burbank, SD. It is near the old school on the corner of White Street and Madison Street.

“On May 8, 1833, the American Fur Co. steamer Yellowstone stopped on the river bank to the south and put Francois LeRoi ashore to set up a fur post which remained as such until 1851. In
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1845, James Emmett led a party of 200 Mormons west from Nauvoo, Illinois and they wintered 1845-46 at Fort Vermillion.”

Erected 1966 by Citizens State Bank and State Historical Society.
Marker Name: Fort Vermillion

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text:
On May 8, 1833, the American Fur Co. steamer Yellowstone stopped on the river bank to the south and put Francois LeRoi ashore to set up a fur post which remained as such until 1851. In 1845, James Emmett led a party of 200 Mormons west from Nauvoo, Illinois and they wintered 1845-46 at Fort Vermillion.


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