Thursday, August 27, 2009

Ft. Meade Tour

By Jim Weaver

Society members and guests gathered at Ft. Meade on Sunday, June 21, 2009, for lectures, a video presentation, a tour of its history museum, and a guided tour of the grounds of this historic military reservation.

Among the subjects covered were base layout and architecture; life as a Calvary post, CCC camp, and German POW camp; location of the Ute Indian camp, and the Historic Cemetery. The post currently serves as a Veterans Hospital and a National Guard training facility. Many of the residential buildings house personnel that are associated with these activities.

The Black Hills National Cemetery is currently raising and realigning the headstones in the Historic Cemetery. When the project is completed, the stones will stand tall and as straight as soldiers on the Fort’s drill field.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Welcome to the on-line Newsletter of the Lawrence County (SD) Historical Society: Historical Marker.

This site is intended to complement the printed newsletters that are sent to all members of the society. The print version of Historical Marker remains the official communication with members, and it will continue to be distributed semi-annually, in the spring and fall.

For existing members, prospective members, and others interested in Lawrence County history, we invite you to visit this site often. As features, notices, and other information becomes available, we'll be posting it on this site.

At the top, you'll find Tabs taking you to information about the Lawrence County Historical Society, its Board of Directors, activities, and how you can become a member. We also provide links to related websites that you may find of interest.

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