Devil's Gulch, South Dakota

Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
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Devil's Gulch, South Dakota Ledges of Sioux Quartzite are exposed along Split Rock Creek north of Garretson, South Dakota.
Devil's Gulch, South Dakota 
Devil's Gulch, South Dakota Devil's Gulch is a small tributary of Split Rock Creek
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Devil's Gulch, South DakotaDevil's Gulch, South Dakota
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Devil's Gulch, South Dakota "This bridge marks the spot where the notorious outlaw Jesse James left his legend with the Garretson community. While attempting to evade a poss following a bank robbery in Northfield, Minnesota, Jesse James and his gang encountered the Split Rock River. Jesse found that the only way to evade the posse was to jump the chasm, now known as the Devil's Gulch. This he did, leaving the posse on the other side and giving him time to escape to Missouri."

On the other hand, it wouldn't be too hard for a posse to ride around this spot.

Devil's Gulch, South Dakota Outcrop of Sioux Quartzite
Devil's Gulch, South Dakota Polished outcrop of Sioux Quartzite.

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Created 7 April 2003, Last Update 01 July 2012

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