Rapid City, South Dakota

This week's GLO Record features a survey plat displaying Rapid City, South Dakota. Rapid City, named for the limestone spring stream that passes through it, was founded in 1876 by a group of disheartened prospectors that had come to the Black Hills in search of gold. John Brennan and Samuel Scott, along with a small party of men, laid out the site of present-day Rapid City. Read more on ArcGIS Story Maps.

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Rapid City
Rapid City, South Dakota Survey Plat