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Veterans Memorial, Castlewood, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 43.079 W 097° 01.399
14T E 656555 N 4953523
Quick Description: Small veterans memorial in a small town cemetery.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2011 7:51:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMCA60
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Castlewood was platted in 1881, and in 1882 the Chicago and Northwestern railroad built a branch line through the Big Sioux Valley with the turntable at Castlewood. It was said that the engineer of the first train passing through what is now known as Castlewood was a man named Castle, and the conductor was a man named Wood. By 1883, Castlewood was a prosperous town with 20 dwellings, 23 business places, two hotels, two lumber sheds, two lime houses, two blacksmith shops, a harness shop and two churches. By 1884, two mills and four large grain warehouses were built. The town is situated in the center of one of the richest agricultural sections of northeastern Hamlin County.

Now the population of Castlewood is approximately 700.

US Representative Kristi Noem is from Castlewood.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):

In Honor Of: All veterans who served their country

Marker Text:

Date of dedication: Unknown

Who Put it Here?: American Legion Post 250

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is a simple granite stone about 5 feet high sitting on a concrete base. There are two flagpoles on either side of the memorial for the American Flag and other flags as appropriate. Normally four wooden crosses encircle the monument but if needed, room for more is available. The memorial itself is located in the town cemetery just on the southeast corner of Castlewood, overlooking the town.

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