"American Legion Post 4" Mobridge, South Dakota
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N 45° 32.040 W 100° 26.027
14T E 388050 N 5043273
Quick Description: Parker-Browder Post #4.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2010 7:04:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM8MG7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
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Long Description:
The post was organized in 1919 and was the 4th post in the state. It was named Harley Parker Post #4 and was named after Harley Parker, the first man killed in WW1 from the Mobridge area.

Later it was re-chartered on October 1, 1944, and was named the Parker-Browder Post #4. This was done to honor Jack Browder, who was the first area man to be lost in WW2. He was lost at sea off the South American coast while on air recon.

The city of Mobridge is located in Walworth County, South Dakota, and has a population, as of July 2008, of 3,154. This reflects a drop of about 12% from the 2000 census.

German, Norwegian, Irish, Russian, French, and English peoples settled the area.

Long before the white man came, the site of Mobridge was inhabited by Mound Dwellers, after which came the Woodland Indians, followed by the Mandan and Arikaras. These Indians were farming people who lived in permanent villages made up of earth covered lodges. The Arikara or Rees were specially partial to the bend in the river around Mobridge. Smithsonian and other archeological crews have named over 30 major village sites within a 10 mile radius of the City. There are many smaller sites that have never been named.

The Sioux came here later from the East, roaming from place to place and living almost entirely on wild game. Their homes were tipis made of buffalo skins, easily moved. In the late 1800's white settlers began to move onto the land that is presently Mobridge.

Mobridge stands on land that was once owned by General S. E. Olson. A thought came to him when he was goose hunting here in 1885 that here was the place the Milwaukee Railroad would cross the Missouri River because of the geographic location. He remarked to his friends that this would be a grand crossing for the Milwaukee. The phrase "Grand Crossing" stuck and a corporation was formed named Grand Crossing and Improvement Company. Grand Crossing Boulevard is the imposing name of the portion of Highway 12 that is within the Mobridge city limits.

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Street address: 120 Main St

Year the building was constructed.: 1948

Activities: Family activities

Hall rental: Yes

Can headgear be worn inside?: Yes

Web-link for this "Legion": Not listed

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