Fort Randall Dam was built on the Missouri River as part of the Pick-Sloan Plan authorized by Congress in 1944. Pickstown was designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide housing for those who would build and maintain Fort Randall Dam. Bill Lampman of Pickstown will tell about the history of the town, the dam and the Pickstown and Fort Randall Musuem. Pierre historical Ken Stewart will share his memories of what Pickstown was like during its heyday. The free program is part of the History and Heritage Book sponsored by the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. The book "The Building of Pickstown and Fort Randall Dam" is sold at the Heritage Store at the Cultural Heritage Center and the Capitol.
The Building of Pickstown and Fort Ra...
Date and Time
Thursday Jul 8, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Thursday, July 8, 7 p.m.
Lampman and Stewart will speak in person at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre; people may attend the program there or virtually by Zoom. People may register at sdhsf.org to attend at the Cultural Heritage Center or via Zoom.