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The Old De
            The Old Deadwood Trail began at this point, adwood Trail began at this point,
          where freight from steamships coming up the
            where freight from steamships coming up the
            Missouri River were unloaded onto oxen-
          Missouri River were unloaded onto oxen-                                       Dir
                                                                                          Directions: Continue south on Highway 1804 for 2 miles. The ections: Continue south on Highway 1804 for 2 miles. The
            drawn wagons for the 200 miles to Dead-
          drawn wagons for the 200 miles to Dead-                                       site is on the left (east) side of the high-
                                                                                          site is on the left (east) side of the high-
            wood. Round trip took 30 days over this fa-
          wood. Round trip took 30 days over this fa-                                   way.
                                                                                          way.
          mous old trail.
            mous old trail.
                                                                                        Charles Lindbergh landed his famous
                                                                                          Charles Lindbergh landed his famous
                                                                                        Spirit of St. Louis airplane on this loca-
                                                                                          Spirit of St. Louis airplane on this loca-
                                                                                          tion on September 1, 1927. See the his-
                                                                                        tion on September 1, 1927. See the his-
            Directions: Take Hustan Street to Yellowstone Street. Turn right ections: Take Hustan Street to Yellowstone Street. Turn right
          Dir                                                                           torical marker for more details.
                                                                                          torical marker for more details.
            and follow Hwy 83/14/34 west. Turn right onto Hwy 1806. Con-y 83/14/34 west. Turn right onto Hwy 1806. Con-
          and follow Hw
          tinue 2 miles to the second gravel road to the right and turn right
            tinue 2 miles to the second gravel road to the right and turn right
            on to Fort Chouteau Road. The site of the Fort is on the left,
          on to Fort Chouteau Road. The site of the Fort is on the left,
          parking is available on the right side of the road across from the            Dir
            parking is available on the right side of the road across from the
                                                                                          Directions: Continue south on SD Hwy 1804 until you get to US ections: Continue south on SD Hwy 1804 until you get to US
          entrance gate.                                                                Hw
            entrance gate.
                                                                                          Hwy 83/14, turn right and come down the hill into Pierre. You are y 83/14, turn right and come down the hill into Pierre. You are
                                                                                          now on North Euclid Avenue. Continue south for about a mile, to  on North Euclid Avenue. Continue south for about a mile, to
                                                                                        now
          In the mid-1800’s, Fort Pierre Chouteau was the largest trading               4 th 4  Street and turn left on 4  Street. Travel 2 blocks and on your  Street and turn left on 4  Street. Travel 2 blocks and on your
            In the mid-1800’s, Fort Pierre Chouteau was the largest trading
                                                                                           th
                                                                                                                   th
                                                                                                                 th
                                      post on the upper Missouri River, a               righ
                                        post on the upper Missouri River, a
                                                                                          right, you can see Hilgers Gulch. t, you can see Hilgers Gulch.
                                        thriving community of traders, trap-
                                      thriving community of traders, trap-
                                        pers, and Native Americans. At the
                                      pers, and Native Americans. At the                Hilg
                                                                                          Hilgers Gulch is a large grass area with a creek flowing through it ers Gulch is a large grass area with a creek flowing through it
                                        site, there is a walking trail. A mon-
                                      site, there is a walking trail. A mon-            and
                                                                                          and a walking path on both sides. The land that makes up Hilgers a walking path on both sides. The land that makes up Hilgers
                                        ument and descriptive signs indicate
                                      ument and descriptive signs indicate              Gulch was part of the original land claim by Anson Hilger, one of
                                                                                          Gulch was part of the original land claim by Anson Hilger, one of
                                        the location of the site although the
                                      the location of the site although the             Pierre’s first businessmen. For many years, the gulch was an un-
                                                                                          Pierre’s first businessmen. For many years, the gulch was an un-
                                        buildings and bastions are no longer
                                      buildings and bastions are no longer              sightly slough. In 1987, Governor Janklow was determined to do
                                                                                          sightly slough. In 1987, Governor Janklow was determined to do
                                      standing.                                         something to show appreciation to the citizens of Pierre for all
                                        standing.
                                                                                          something to show appreciation to the citizens of Pierre for all
                                                                                          they do for state government. He converted the slough into a
                                                                                        they do for state government. He converted the slough into a
                                                                                        beautiful park. Governors Grove has the tree species chosen by
                                                                                          beautiful park. Governors Grove has the tree species chosen by
                                                                                                                each Governor, along with a marble
                                                                                                              each Governor, along with a marble
                                                                                                                 marker showing the Governor’s name and
          Dir                                                                                                  marker showing the Governor’s name and
            Directions: Returning to Hwy 1806, turn right and drive about 7-ections: Returning to Hwy 1806, turn right and drive about 7-
            tenths of a mile. A small sign will direct you to the west on a  of a mile. A small sign will direct you to the west on a
          tenths                                                                                               years served.
                                                                                                                 years served.
            gravel road.
          gravel road.

            The cemetery is name after James Philip, a
          The cemetery is name after James Philip, a
            native of Scotland, who came to the area in
          native of Scotland, who came to the area in
          1870. “Scotty” is credited with saving the
            1870. “Scotty” is credited with saving the
            buffalo from extinction. He and Casey
          buffalo from extinction. He and Casey
            Tibbs are buried there.
          Tibbs are buried there.
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