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Directions: Across Capitol Lake you can see the Governor’s Directions: Across Capitol Lake you can see the Governor’s   Dir
                                                                                           Directions: Cross Verendrye Drive directly south to the ections: Cross Verendrye Drive directly south to the
            Mansion. You can drive by after exiting the large parking lot nort
                                                                                           Verendrye Monument
          Mansion. You can drive by after exiting the large parking lot north h          Verendrye Monument
            of the Capitol, turning right onto E Broadway Avenue,  and right
          of the Capitol, turning right onto E Broadway Avenue,  and right
                                                                                                             The Verendrye Plate is one of the most signifi-
          on Governors Drive, .                                                                            The Verendrye Plate is one of the most signifi-
            on Governors Drive, .
                                                                                                           cant artifacts in United States history. The
                                                                                                             cant artifacts in United States history. The
            Completed in 2005, during the term of Governor M. Micha
                                                                                                             Verendrye Monument marks the place it was
          Completed in 2005, during the term of Governor M. Michael el                                     Verendrye Monument marks the place it was
                                                                                                             discovered in 1913 by Fort Pierre schoolchil-
            Rounds, the mansion features native rock from Crazy Horse Me-
          Rounds, the mansion features native rock from Crazy Horse Me-                                    discovered in 1913 by Fort Pierre schoolchil-
          morial and native granite from Milbank. This is a private residence                              dren. The plate was buried by Pierre La
            morial and native granite from Milbank. This is a private residence
                                                                                                             dren. The plate was buried by Pierre La
                                                                                                             Verendrye’s sons in 1743, claiming this land
            and contains rooms used for public government functions.
          and contains rooms used for public government functions.                                         Verendrye’s sons in 1743, claiming this land
                                                                                                           for the King of France, as they searched for a
                                                                                                             for the King of France, as they searched for a
                                                                                                           route to the Pacific Ocean – the famed
                                                                                                             route to the Pacific Ocean – the famed
                                                                                                           “Northwest Passage.” The Verendrye Museum
                                                                                                             “Northwest Passage.” The Verendrye Museum
                                                                                           is named in honor of this artifact and the family of explorers. You
          Directions: Drive south on Washington Street to Wells Avenue Directions: Drive south on Washington Street to Wells Avenue   is named in honor of this artifact and the family of explorers. You
                                                                                           can see the actual Verendrye Plate at the SD Cultural Heritage
          (Hwy 34). Go east for 3 miles. Farm Island State Park is on the (Hwy 34). Go east for 3 miles. Farm Island State Park is on the   can see the actual Verendrye Plate at the SD Cultural Heritage
                                                                                           Center in Pierre.
          right. There are campgrounds, fishing docks, boat ramps, and right. There are campgrounds, fishing docks, boat ramps, and   Center in Pierre.
          swimming beaches. There is an entrance swimming beaches. There is an entrance
          fee. fee.
          Farm Island served as the farming and gar-Farm Island served as the farming and gar-  Dir
                                                                                           Directions: From the Verendrye Monument turn left and go up ections: From the Verendrye Monument turn left and go up
            dening island for Fort Pierre Chouteau. I
          dening island for Fort Pierre Chouteau. In n                                   the hill about 1 mile, turn left on Cedar Hill Road, follow the
                                                                                           the hill about 1 mile, turn left on Cedar Hill Road, follow the
          fact, so much corn grew there, a small                                         gravel road to the cemetery gate (end of road) about 2 miles. Visi-
            fact, so much corn grew there, a small
                                                                                           gravel road to the cemetery gate (end of road) about 2 miles. Visi-
          flourmill was installed at the fort. During                                    tors have an opportunity to enjoy the Missouri River and a bus-
            flourmill was installed at the fort. During
                                                                                           tors have an opportunity to enjoy the Missouri River and a bus-
          that time, the island was known as Roy’s Is-                                   tling community from a bird’s-eye view.
            that time, the island was known as Roy’s Is-
                                                                                           tling community from a bird’s-eye view.
          land. The name “Farm Island” came into use due to the purpose
            land. The name “Farm Island” came into use due to the purpose
          the island served. There are still remnants of Civil Conservation                                   On May 27, 1894, this area was surveyed
                                                                                                                On May 27, 1894, this area was surveyed
            the island served. There are still remnants of Civil Conservation
                                                                                                                 and laid into a cemetery plat by F. W. Pet-
          Corps buildings on the island.                                                                       and laid into a cemetery plat by F. W. Pet-
            Corps buildings on the island.
                                                                                                                 tigrew. Cedar Hill is the final resting place
                                                                                                               tigrew. Cedar Hill is the final resting place
                                                                                                                 of some local colorful personalities includ-
                                                                                                               of some local colorful personalities includ-
                                                                                                               ing outlaws, fur traders, military veterans
                                                                                                                 ing outlaws, fur traders, military veterans
                                                                                                                 of the Civil War, World War I and World
          Directions: Located north of the intersection of Capitol Avenue Directions: Located north of the intersection of Capitol Avenue   of the Civil War, World War I and World
                                                                                                                War II, prospec-
          and Pierre Street.  and Pierre Street.                                                               War II, prospec-
                                                                                         tors, Native American residents, suffra-
                                                                                           tors, Native American residents, suffra-
                                                                                           gettes, murder victims, historic leaders, and
                               The original courthouse served as the tempo-
                             The original courthouse served as the tempo-                gettes, murder victims, historic leaders, and
                                                                                           a great many children who succumbed to
                             rary capitol for the state government offices               a great many children who succumbed to
                               rary capitol for the state government offices
                                                                                           multiple epidemics. Originally, the ceme-
                             until the wooden (first) capitol was built. The             multiple epidemics. Originally, the ceme-
                               until the wooden (first) capitol was built. The
                                                                                           tery was divided into Protestant and Cath-
                               current courthouse was constructed in 1934
                             current courthouse was constructed in 1934                  tery was divided into Protestant and Cath-
                                                                                           olic sides, and there are different sections including an area called
                             as a Public Works Administration project.                   olic sides, and there are different sections including an area called
                               as a Public Works Administration project.
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