Hot Springs, SD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 43° 25.148 W 103° 27.528
13T E 624764 N 4808514
Quick Description: Tribal Tradition states that as long ago as the 16th century the Fall River Valley and canyon area were seldom without groups of tipis belonging to North American Plains Tribes.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/12/2006 9:26:03 PM
Waymark Code: WMKX7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
Views: 24

Long Description:
Hot Springs became a turn-of-the-century spa, these were the fad of the times. The Indians frequently camped at "Minne-kahta". The names of the warm water springs are, Cascade Spring, Catholican Springs, Lakota Springs, and last but definitely not least, Mammoth Spring. This spring is the largest in the Black Hills, with 10,000 gallons of water flowing per hour. Then in 1974 the Mammoth Site was found. This site can be visited and you can see an archeological "dig" in progress. Hot Springs, is enclosed on the south by the Sawtooth Mountains, Battle Mountain on the east and the Black Hills on the west and north. Cold and hot brooks flow into the Fall River (from which the county gets its name), which flows thru town and joins the Cheyenne River south of Hot Springs.

Fred Evans was a benefactor of Hot Springs. In 1875 he owned the Evans Transportation Company which was the largest in the west, hauling between Fort Pierre and the Black Hills. He built the Minnekahta Hotel (later the Evans Hotel) and Evans Plunge. He donated land for every church in town and the Soldiers' Home. He also paid for the water system, baseball team, and a city band.
Marker Name: Hot Springs, SD

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text: Not listed

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