St. Mary’s Hospital

Back Next The History of St. Mary’s Healthcare Center In 1882, Dr. D.W. Robinson, a recent graduate, was in route by train to the Pacific Coast in quest of practicing medicine there. However, his life was about to take a twist. He was misled by the railroad...

Shady Ladies of Missouri Avenue

Back Next Arkansas Joe and The Shady Ladies of Missouri Avenue Since Pierre was established as a town in the fall of 1880, it has been proud of its important role as a community and capital city. It serves and has historically served a large trade area. It has...

Pierre’s First School House

Back Next In the fall of 1880, Max J Schubert from Watertown, WI, came to Pierre and bought land to build a drug store. He came back to Pierre in spring of 1881 with two carpenters and precut lumber to build the drug store and built a small one room, 14’x20’ temporary...

Lindbergh Visit to Pierre

Back Next Charles Lindbergh Visits Pierre Most of us know that Colonel Charles Augustus Lindbergh was the first to fly solo and non-stop from New York to Paris. His 33½ hour solo flight on May 20-21, 1927, in a single engine monoplane, was “the” aeronautical...

Turtle Effigy

Back Next 3 Miles North of Pierre on Highway 1804 Turtle Effigy is a large stone alignment on the earth in the shape of a turtle. No one knows for sure who made the effigy. According to one story not attributed to a specific tribe, “An Arikara lookout surprised by a...