Saturday, July 7, 2012

DO YOU KNOW -- 10 Dec 1928

DO YOU KNOW was a series of short history items run in the 1920's, advertising the J. P. WALSH Mortuary Home.

[Source:EVENING HURONITE, Mon 10 Dec 1928, p6c4]

Not many patents had yet been issued for land in Beadle county (most homesteaders were living in tarpaper covered shacks) and Huron had not yet reached the kindergarten age when William T. LOVE built our first and only street railway with its horse-drawn cars.  Jess AYERS was conducter [sic] on it for a while.  Line to the old fair grounds north of tracks on west side of Dakota avenue finished just in time for the first territorial fair held in Huron.  Fare for initial trip 20 cents--Clarence BOWE was a passenger.  Many paid fare and ran by side of crowded car so they might say they made first trip.

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.