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Chicago Northwestern Depot
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
N 44° 23.266 W 097° 32.883
14T E 615648 N 4915967
Quick Description: Located in DeSmet SD.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2006 1:51:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMJA9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 12

Long Description:
Located in Kingsbury County, DeSmet SD, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder Little House Series.
De Smet traces its history to the year the railroad reached this location. The railroad depot is now a museum that features exhibits on De Smet's early history, a South Dakota wildlife display and a country print shop.

Adjacent to the museum is the schoolhouse attended by prairie artist Harvey Dunn who was born near De Smet. Several of Dunn's original works are on display in the city library, along with a collection of Laura Ingalls Wilder family memorabilia. Public internet access computers are also available at the library.

Street address:
DeSmet, SD USA

County / Borough / Parish: Kingsbury

Year listed: 1976

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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