Clark SD, Home of Potato Days, featuring World Famous Mashed Potato Wrestling!

 

Things to Do
Beauvais Heritage Center Complex
Get up close to history and and walk into the past by visiting the Beauvais Heritage Center Complex with its settler's claim shanty, Clark Railroad Depot, school, church and other buildings from the turn of the century. Services are still held at the church.
See how the dressmaker, funeral parlor and other Main Street Clark businesses once operated. Many interesting historical items from the area, including Governor Elrod.Admission is free. Tours by appointment. Call Greg Furness, 532-5772
Little Fellow's Grave
Make a stop at the Little Fellow's grave six miles east of town located on Highway 212. Look for sign on the north side and follow the dirt road which begins on the Kranz farm. The story: At the turn of the century when trains passed through Clark, there was a little fellow who would stand by the tracks near his tarpaper home and wave to the engineer as the train passed by. When the little fellow died, his family buried him near the railroad track of his beloved trains. With each year since 1890, the train crew would stop at the grave on Memorial Day for a brief service, remembering the little fellow who would wave at the train. Although train travel through Clark is a thing of the past, the little fellow is still remembered on Memorial Day, with a service conducted by The Clark Rotary Club. The site is no longer accessible.
Governor Elrod's House
Take a drive on tree-lined North Commercial Street and see where South Dakota's fifth governor, Samuel Elrod lived. Private home, no tours. Read the historical marker at corner of South Commercial Street and Hwy 212 and see Elrod items at the Clark County Museum.
Ken Bell Conversation Pieces
A series of  outdoor art conversation pieces located on the west edge of Clark.
 
Murals
Visit the mural of the Little Fellow Story, located on the Olson Motor Building along Highway 212, and the Dekker Mural painted on the north side of Dekker Hardware.

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