South Dakota. Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This record group consists of records created and/or maintained by the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks between 1857 and 2013 and includes administrative records such as annual reports, audits, budgets, property inventories, and correspondence; Game, Fish and Parks Commission meeting minutes and audio recordings; abstracts of title, deeds, and technical reconnaissance reports for lands purchased by the department; agriculture and grazing lease agreements; forest inventory...
Series — Box: 2356
Identifier: ACC 2017-001:
Scope and Contents In 1950, federal officials condemned a stretch of land along the Missouri River to build Fort Randall Dam. As part of the condemnation proceedings, they agreed to relocate 428 graves in the cemetery of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church (also known as the White Swan Cemetery). Despite this, many bodies were never moved, and bones began surfacing in the 1960s. In 1999, low water levels led to exposed grave sites and scatter remains along the shoreline of Lake Francis Case. This led to several...