The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission plans to fix up the site of a stone turtle figure north of Pierre.
The chain-link fence around the Snake Butte Turtle Effigy is in poor condition and portions are starting to fall over.
Varying factors leading to the decline include vandalism, cows in the surrounding fields and hunters using the site as an impromptu blind to hunt geese. Shotgun shells can be found near the site.
Repair work will include new fencing around the effigy and clearing away overgrown grass. The commission plans to post a sign with a QR code linking to information on its website.
The South Dakota State Historical Society is paying for the materials, and work will be done by volunteers.
Most Popular Today
- 1.Retail & Restaurants
First DTSF Incubator Store Open For Business
- 2.Your Money Matters
Deciding When To Collect Social Security
- 3. All Industries
New General Motors Recalls
Saving Money On Life Insurance
Plans For New Data Center In Sioux Falls
New Safety Rules Proposed To Curb Oil Train Fires
- 7.Technology, School Supplies
Back To School Shopping With Technology
- 8.Retail & Restaurants
Women Receive Fewer Small Business Loans
- 9.Retail & Restaurants
New Sport Clips Opening At Dawley Farm
- 10.Retail & Restaurants
Retail Trade Group Reduces Annual Sales Forecast