The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 July 2004

Verendrye through tomorrow

Verendrye Monument

Commemorating explorers Chevalier and Louis la Verendrye, this tablet stands on a hill overlooking Fort Pierre, South Dakota. The complete inscription:

HERE ON MARCH 30, 1743 THE VERENDRYES BURIED A LEAD TABLET TO CLAIM THIS REGION FOR FRANCE. THIS TABLET FOUND ON FEB. 16, 1913, IS THE FIRST WRITTEN RECORD OF THE VISIT OF WHITE MEN TO SOUTH DAKOTA.

ERECTED BY STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND FT. PIERRE COMMERCIAL CLUB 1933

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