1/2 Mile West - ¼ Mile SouthIn 1877 a group of Swiss chose a point on the shore of Lake Badus for a colony. In 1878 Joseph Burkler, his family and some single men, arrived. In 1879 the colony was augmented by 11 other families who came by rail to Luverne, Minnesota and thence overland. That fall they built a school, with Theresa Schnell as the first teacher. A colony house was built. Joseph Muggli was the first storekeeper and appointed the first Postmaster of Badus in May 1879. The colony continued as such until 1886. The names of Berther, CaJacob, Cassutt, DeCurtins, Deragisch, DeRungs, Giossi, Rensch, Schnerr, Tuor and Wolf are well known in Lake County, their ancestors being of the original colony.
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|Placed By||Lake County Historical Society and State Highway Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 649565 N 4890472|
|Decimal Degrees||44.15215000, -97.12971667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 9.129', W 97° 7.783'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 9' 7.74" N, 97° 7' 46.98" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Co Hwy 35, Arlington SD 57212, US|
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