Grasshopper Cross

Grasshopper Cross (HM1QVJ)

Location: Jefferson, SD 57038 Union County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 36.225', W 96° 33.608'

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The Huge wooden cross in the cemetery, replaced the rude one erected on that day in May, 1876, when Father Pierre Boucher led his pilgrimage of Catholic & Protestant marchers back to Jefferson, after an eleven mile trek seeking Divine Intervention in the grasshopper plague. It was the third cross erected that miraculous day. The grasshoppers left.

Grasshopper Cross Dedication Plaque
Replica of the


Grasshopper Cross

May 1876


Alex Chicoine Jr.

Year Placed1966
Placed ByRegina Bernard in Memory of her father, Pierre U. Bernard and South Dakota State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 29th, 2016 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 700147 N 4719699
Decimal Degrees42.60375000, -96.56013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.225', W 96° 33.608'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 13.5" N, 96° 33' 36.48" W
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Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 306-498 State Hwy 105, Jefferson SD 57038, US
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