Geographic Wonders and Pioneer History in Hay Springs
Two local landmarks have important historical significance. The Beaver Wall escarpment is in the middle of the Spotted Tail Agency and old Camp Sheridan. Spotted Tail was a famous Lakota (Sioux) leader and a contemporary of Crazy Horse. From the top of Beaver Wall, you can see the buttes of Crawford 50 miles to the southwest and the outline of the Black Hills 75 miles to the northwest. To find it, go 10 miles north of Highway 20 on the county road at the west edge of Hay Springs. Sheridan Gates is the local name for two large buttes through which adventurous early settlers and military soldiers passed. Their wagon ruts are still visible. The buttes stand west of Beaver Wall.
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