Early Settlers Association
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 42.198 W 096° 44.473
14T E 681998 N 4841399
Quick Description: In 1892 a group of settlers began to organize an Early Settlers Association.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2006 10:00:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMC7H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
Views: 11

Long Description:
Thompson's grove on the west side of the Big Sioux River was the setting for picnics. Each year banks and businesses closed so the employees could attend the picnics. Special trains ran from Sioux Falls and Dell Rapids bringing people to the Grove. Over the years the crowds increased and in 1902, over 12,000 people gathered to socialize and visit with the pioneers of Minnehaha County.
The last picnic was held at Elmwood Park in Sioux Falls in 1939.
Marker Name: Early Settlers Association

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
In 1892 a group of pioneers with...


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