Garretson
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 43.123 W 096° 30.242
14T E 701057 N 4843659
Quick Description: In the 1870's the town of Garretson was started by people coming in and starting the now vanished village of Palisades. The Village of Palisades was situated high above Split Rock Creek where a flour mill was started by CW Patton.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2006 8:16:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMANT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
Views: 24

Long Description:
The city started as a village in Palisade State Park in 1872. In 1889 the railroad company decided to build a diversion point, (joining of two railroad tracks) and switching yards where Garretson is now located. Railroad officials offered the business people of Palisades free lots if they would move their business to the new town site. The new city was named after A.S. Garretson, a millionaire railroad investor from Sioux City, Iowa. The City of Garretson began in 1889, the same year South Dakota became a state. Some buildings and homes were moved from Palisades and many new ones built. Several businesses were built of hand quarried quartzite blocks. Many of these unique quartzite buildings were on the east side of Main Street and were destroyed in a fire in 1971. They were replaced by brick buildings.
Marker Name: Garretson

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Garretson


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