Sioux County Historical Marker – Hawarden, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 42° 56.743 W 096° 30.259
14T E 703602 N 4757808
Quick Description: South of the town of Hawarden is a historical plaque on a Sioux quartzite boulder that tells about the founding of this territory.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2011 4:07:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMB64J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 3

Long Description:
South of the town of Hawarden is a historical plaque on a Sioux quartzite boulder that tells about the founding of this territory. Hawarden was the original county seat for Sioux County. The plaque says:

“Sioux County Founded Here by F. Hubbell, E. Stone, J. Bell, W. Frame, February 6, 1860 in a dugout overlooking a ford into the Dakota Territory.”

Imbedded in the image of a big wheel bicycle at the top of the plaque is the credit due those who are responsible for placing the marker at this wayside space, the Big Sioux River Valley Historical Society, Hawarden, IA, 1985.

The marker is found along Hwy 12 overlooking the Big Sioux River south of Hawarden.
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