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South Dakota historic markers are our windows to the past. They educate us, they make us curious to investigate, or they provide a nice excuse to take a break and stretch our legs while we read what happened here.

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South Dakota Historical MarkersJedediah Smith ~ Missionary Explorer

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Jedediah Smith gained great fame in his short span of years as both frontiersman and explorer. Less emphasis is placed on his religious zeal thogh he was truly a missionary by example.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/14/2007

last visited: 6/8/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersJedediah Smith ~ Trapper, Trader, Explorer

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In 1826 General Ashley sold his interests in the Rocky Mountain Fur Co. to Smith, Jackson, and Sublette.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/14/2007

last visited: 6/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Mickelson Governors

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The Mickelson Governors of South Dakota.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/14/2007

last visited: 6/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are now on the 100 Meridian

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In the United States, the meridian 100° west of Greenwich passes through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The meridian 100° west of Greenwich forms the eastern border of the Texas panhandle with Oklahoma (which traces its origin to the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1819 which settled the border between New Spain and the United States between the Red River and Arkansas River).

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/14/2007

last visited: 6/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersRapid City Founders Camp Site

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Near a perpendicular sandstone cliff, a short distance North of this sign and across Rapid Creek was the first camp of those hardy pioneers who founded Rapid City.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/12/2007

last visited: 1/30/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSheridan ~ 1875 - 1942

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Sheridan, located 1/2 mile NE from this sign is now 30 feet under water.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/12/2007

last visited: 8/20/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMill Dam Tragedy

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On May 13, 1912, during a flood of the Big Sioux River, four young Siouix Falls' men steered two crafts, a rowboat and a canoe, over the Cascade Mill dam.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/5/2007

last visited: 3/30/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMellette House

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Mellette House in Watertown, SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 6/3/2007

last visited: 7/9/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River was Historic Highway ~ North to Oahe Dam

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North to Oahe Dam.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/31/2007

last visited: 10/8/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Permanent Fur Post

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The partnership of Registre Loisel and Hugh Heney in 1802 set a fur post on Cedar Island.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 5/27/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMedicine Knoll River

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On September 22, 1804 Lewis & Clark passed by this river and camped a couple of miles up the Missouri. They called it Reuben River for Reuben Fields, one of their hunter.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 7/19/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River was HH~ S to FT. Thompson/N to Mobridge

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South to Ft. Thompson SD. North to Oahe and Mobridge.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 5/28/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSite of First Library in Pierre

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Built in 1904 with a 12,500$ gift from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, the Library opened its doors on march 10, 1905.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 6/10/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Missouri River was Historic Highway ~ S to Ft. Thompson

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South to Fort Thompson and Chamberlain.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 7/3/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersCasey Tibbs ~ World Champion Cowboy

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Casey Duane Tibbs was born March 5, 1929, 50 miles northwest of Fort Pierre, South Dakota, in a log cabin on the family homestead on the Cheyenne River to John F. and Florence M. (Leggett) Tibbs.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 5/5/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHughes County Courthouse

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In the moraine which runs along the bank of the Missouri in Hughes County, stone cutters find a good source of many kinds of fine granite useful for tombstones and building materials. The stones of the County Courthouse in Pierre were cut from the boulder found in this great moraine.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/30/2007

last visited: 6/10/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersJohn Charles Waldron

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(24 August 1900 – 4 June 1942) was a United States Navy aviator who led a squadron of torpedo bombers in World War II.

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location: none listed yet

date approved: 5/29/2007

last visited: 10/13/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersPierre was a Cowtown

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Pierre was a cowtown.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/29/2007

last visited: 12/2/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersReading Brands

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For many new livestock owners, the art of reading a brand is a mystery . Brands, to the inexperienced, resemble hieroglyphics; to the experienced livestock person, however, they become a readable language.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/29/2007

last visited: 5/21/2012

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South Dakota Historical MarkersChargers Camps ~Cheyenne Agency 1891 - 1959

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The new location chosen for our Agency "town" was the site of Chief Martin Charger's permanent campsite located at a point midway between the Cheyenne and Moreau rivers on the west bank of the Missouri river.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/29/2007

last visited: 6/16/2013

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South Dakota Historical MarkersThe Oahe Dam and Lake

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This huge structure and its lake, which are 200 miles long, will cover a multitude of Historic Sites.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/29/2007

last visited: 5/28/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYankton Trail Bridge

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This site has been an important Big Sioux River crossing for more than 300 years.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/25/2007

last visited: 7/27/2014

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South Dakota Historical MarkersChamberlain ~1880~

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Named for Selah Chamberlain, a Milwaukee RR official, the site was the scene of an encounter between Jean Baptiste Trudeau and the Teton Sioux in 1794 and when Samuel H Morrow surveyed the area, in 1868 he found a ranch on American Creek.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 5/6/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHistoric Highway ~Chamberlain~

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East on US 18 to W to SD 47 on US 18

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 5/6/2007

last visited: 5/6/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Hendricks Norwegian Colony of 1873

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The first settlers at lake Hendricks were 31 Norwegians, arriving July 14, 1873 with 11 covered wagons and 30 cattle.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 4/17/2007

last visited: 10/10/2008

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