Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mildred (McEWEN) JONES Manuscripts

"Pioneer family histories recorded in scrapbooks"
[Source:HURON DAILY PLAINSMAN (Huron, SD), Thu 19 Feb 1987, p6]

Mildred McEWEN JONES collected stories of the local past which were bound into five manuscripts:  A HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF BEADLE COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, 1879-1900, three volumes organized by townships, and PIONEER RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF HURON, two volumes.

The manuscripts are a wonderful starting point, considering the articles are secondhand knowledge, lack source references, and have few women's names.  Also, few Mennonite names are included because the group settled after 1900.

The five-volume set has a rudimentary card file index.
Location: Huron Public Library, Huron, South Dakota.  For referemce only.

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