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Verendrye Monument (Fort Pierre, S.D.)—Rededication—August 30, 1989

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 09062 B
Identifier: H2020-009

Content Description

The collection consists of various items concerning the rededication of the Verendrye Monument (Fort Pierre, S.D.) on August 30, 1989. The rededication was held in conjunction with various event and activities during the South Dakota Centennial of 1989. The majority of the collection are letters sent by Governor Mickelson to various dignitaries and invitees and replies from various individuals who attended the event. Correspondence from Senator Tom Daschle and his communications with French dignitaries is also included as are agendas and other correspondence concerning the planning of the event. Special guest included Richard Narick, Counsel General for France, Governor George S. Mickelson, United States Senator Tom Daschle, James Charleton with the National Park Service and Ethel (Parish) Roberts who was one of three children who discovered the Verendrye Plate in 1913. The Verendrye Monument, located on a hill overlooking Fort Pierre, is where French brothers Chevalier and Louis Verendrye planted a lead tablet on March 30, 1743 as evidence of their journey through the Northern Great Plains. A random postcard of the Capitol Lake Flaming Fountain Memorial in Pierre was also found in the collection.

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  • August 30 ,1989
  • 1989


0.25 Cubic Feet