Siding 7

Siding 7 (HM298Q)

Location: Edgemont, SD 57735 Fall River County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 18.575', W 103° 49.582'

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In early 1890, the Burlington Railroad established Siding 7 three-quarters of a mile up the tracks north from here. The siding consisted of four short, fan-shaped tracks and a hand-operated turntable over an open pit used for servicing engines. There was also a small machine shop. The railroad planned to use this installation as a permanent location for their yards and as a terminal, since it was near the junction of the main rail line to the coal fields of Wyoming and the branch line into the Black Hills. After two attempts to secure additional adjacent property needed for expansion failed, the Burlington purchased land from a homesteader, Hand Carsley, on the south side of the Cheyenne River and constructed what was to become a permanent terminal - thus Edgemont, "edge of the mountains," was born in the summer of 1890, growing into and remaining a thriving railroad town.

Erected 1989 by the Edgemont State Centennial Committee,
the Burlington Northern Railroad, the South Dakota State Historical Society,
and the State Department of Transportation as a Centennial Legacy.
HM NumberHM298Q
Year Placed1989
Placed ByEdgemont State Centennial Committee, Burlington Northern Railroad, South Dakota State Historical Society, and South Dakota State Department
of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 595179 N 4795863
Decimal Degrees43.30958333, -103.82636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 18.575', W 103° 49.582'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 18' 34.5" N, 103° 49' 34.92" W
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Area Code(s)605, 307, 308
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-18, Edgemont SD 57735, US
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