The Town of Valley Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 35.304 W 096° 28.377
14T E 704002 N 4829261
Quick Description: This area was officially opened to the Homesteaders Act in 1868 of which New England and Scandinavian Immigrants followed schooner trails into this Minnesota Territory Valley to settle.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/29/2006 4:52:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
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Long Description:
In 1872 Jonathon Dunham and JL Wood rode the stage coach from Worthington Minnesota to South Dakota. They selected a small valley for their homesteads and started breaking the land. ML Wood was so impressed with the beauty of the valley and the many springs that he chose Valley Springs for the name of his new home. The two homesteaders applied for a post office and were granted one in 1878.
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Marker Name: The Town of Valley Springs

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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