Fort Randall & Old Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 43° 02.969 W 098° 33.806
14T E 535555 N 4766402
Fort Randall on Missouri River in SD, a Calvary Fort first established in 1856.
Waymark Code: WM9QR
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 04/02/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Milbank
Views: 30

Old Church constructed in 1875 to support the Fort Randall Calvary Fort where between 500 and 3000 Calvarymen were garrisoned to support the westward expansion of the United States. The entire Fort grounds are identified and marked open to the Public. The church was built of chaulkstone quarried near the River. A number of famous personages passed through here, including George Armstrong Custer and Bill Cody. This site was earlier visited by the Lewis & Clark Expedition of 1804. One of the world's largest earthen dams now sits just to the north of this site, and provides electricity for a number of States of the Region. Erected in 1953 by the South Dakota State Historical Society.
Marker Name: Fort Randal

Marker Type: Other

Marker Text: Not listed

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