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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 MarkersBadus - Pioneer Swiss Colony

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In 1877 a group of Swiss Chose a point on the shore of Lake Badus for a colony.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBadus - Original Site

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Lake County in South Dakota.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Lake County 2

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So named because of is beautiful lakes. It had been the realm of the Dacotah Sioux Indians with few white intruders until ceded by the Yankton tribe in 1858.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/12/2007

last visited: 2/12/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersC. B. Kennedy

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C. B. Kennedy, Founder of Madison and Dakota State College.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 3/15/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Herman - Historic Points

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Lake Herman was the original stopping point on the old Dacotah Trail that led from the pipestone quarries in Minnesota to the Three Rivers of the Sioux.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 5/10/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersSeahota - Makpeyahahoton

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Here in April 1857...

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 3/15/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Campbell Lutheran Church

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The Lake Campbell Lutheran Congregation was originally the Medary Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Brookings County, Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 10/22/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOld Madison - First County Seat

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Lake County was started October 1873 when Herman Luce and John Hare met at the cabin of William Lee near the site of old Madison, to organize the old town Of Madison.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 6/28/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Kingsbury County

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A region of buffaloes and indians until 1870s. Indian mounds are found at Spirit Lake.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 4/21/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Brookings County

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Brookings County was home of roving Indians until 1862. The exploring party of Nicollet, scientist and Fremont, "pathfinder of the west", visited Oakwood Lakes July 1838 leaving the first reliable record.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/25/2007

last visited: 4/21/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOakwood - Big Sioux River - Volga

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Please read the signs in the pictures for more Information on this historic marker.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/7/2006

last visited: 12/25/2010

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Lake County

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Lake County was the realm of the Dacotah Sioux Indians with few white intruders until ceded by theYankton tribe in 1858. In 1857 the Noble's Trail was built across its NE corner and that year Mrs Wm. Marble a captive of Inkepaduta's renegade indian band was rescued at Lake Herman by christian indians.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 6/20/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersYou are about to enter Miner County

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Named for Capt. Nelson Miner Co. A 1st Dakota Cavalry and terrorial legislators.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/9/2006

last visited: 6/20/2009

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMoody/Lake County Border on SD Hwy 34

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Brief History of Moody and Lake Counties at their common border along SD Hwy 34 east of Madison.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 1/8/2011

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBrookings/Moody County Border on Old US Hwy 77

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Border of Brookings and Moody Counties along old US Hwy 77 one mile south of the old town of Medary on 220th Street just west of I-29.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358

location: South Dakota

date approved: 12/19/2006

last visited: 12/15/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersMedary Townsite ~ 1857 - 58, 1871 - 1879

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he town of Medary was established in the year 1859, the first town in Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 12/9/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Convention In Brookings County

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the county, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 10/23/2006

last visited: 12/9/2006

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South Dakota Historical MarkersBrookings

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The county seat of Brookings County was platted October 3-4 1879 when the Northwestern Railroad reached here.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2007

last visited: 4/14/2020

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHillcrest Park

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Hillcrest Park is the original tree claim of Marthin Christianson a native of Gjovik Norway who emigrated in 1850 with a large colony, only 12 of whom survived a cholera scourge.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 2/20/2007

last visited: 4/14/2020

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOakwood

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Oakwood was visited in 1838 by Nicollett and Fremont which was the site of a small fort N of Little Round Lake. Richard Pettigrew surveyed the township in September of 1871.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/7/2006

last visited: 4/14/2020

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South Dakota Historical MarkersFirst Norwegian School

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Frontier Log Cabin used as school and house soldiers.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 3/19/2006

last visited: 8/7/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOakwood Lakes Burial Mounds

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Burial Mounds circa A.D. 300 59 A.D. 1,400 near Oakwood Lakes northwest of Brookings, SD.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/10/2007

last visited: 4/14/2020

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South Dakota Historical MarkersLake Henry Congregational Church 1885 ~ 1932

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Monument at the site of the Lake Henry Congregational Church 1885 ~ 1932.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 8/11/2007

last visited: 8/5/2007

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South Dakota Historical MarkersHoward Public Library - First chartered Library in Dakota Territory

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The Howard Public Library was the first chartered library in Dakota Territory.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/7/2006

last visited: 3/29/2019

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South Dakota Historical MarkersOl Spot Mortimers Cabin

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This log cabin stands on the original site that it was constructed by Samuel "Ol Spot" Mortimer.

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location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/5/2006

last visited: 4/14/2020

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