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Douglas County: A Historical Destination

1/4/2007
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PIERRE, S.D. – Visitors to Douglas County will note several locations of historical significance. This south central region is home to the communities of Armour, Corsica, Delmont, New Holland, Harrison and Joubert.

Visitors with a historical edge will discover several locations of interest in the county. One location of particular significance is a three-block stretch of Armour’s Main Street which is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The homes in this historic district represent a wide range of architectural styles and retrace the history of the region, beginning in the late 1800s. Visit www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com for a complete listing.

The Douglas County Museum is both a historic site and a general museum featuring historical exhibits, a one-room schoolhouse and several artifacts, most of which have a connection to area residents.

Outdoor enthusiasts will discover fishing opportunities at Corsica Lake and other lakes across the area.

The Uniquely South Dakota series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique aspects and attractions in each of South Dakota’s 66 counties. This profile was researched and compiled by Shayla Waugh, public relations intern for the Office of Tourism.

Click on the special “Uniquely South Dakota News Series” link at MediaSD.com to access the complete list of articles.

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