Amidon Stone House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member cary1952
N 43° 32.710 W 096° 43.369
14T E 683963 N 4823876
Quick Description: Amidon Stone House
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2006 8:36:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMD20
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
Views: 44

Marker Name: Amidon Stone House

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
THE AMIDON STONE HOUSE In 1862 near this spot, next to a small creek which drained into the Big Sioux River, stood the stone house of Judge Joseph and Mabala Amidon. The house was built with rough quartzite, set with homemade mortar and roofed over with small poles, sod, dirt and brush. It was like most houses in the Sioux Falls City, Dakota Territory. On August 25 the judge and son William, aged 18, left to make hay on the high ridge, two miles north. At sundown, Mrs. Amidon raised an alarm because the men had not returned. The Dakota Cavalry detachment searched, but the bodies of the missing men were not found until morning. The judge died from a rifle wound in the back and William from a number of arrows. They were casualties of the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota, which had erupted a week earlier. After all the settlers fled, the Santee Sioux destroyed the village including the Amidon stone house. In 1865 federal troops built Fort Dakota, but settlers did not occupy the town site until 1869. Dedicated in 1998 by the Minnehaha County Historical Society

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