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Spink County,9780738593524

Spink County

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 4/9/2012
Publisher(s): Arcadia Pub
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The area that now encompasses Spink County was virgin prairie grassland 140 years ago, inhabited by Native American Sioux who survived by hunting the millions of roaming buffalo. The land was surveyed a few years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 in accordance with the Land Ordinance of 1785 and the Homestead Act of 1862. Within 25 years, the land was completely covered with farms, ranches, and towns and connected to the rest of the United States by a grid of railroads. Thanks to the then new science of photography, the amazing transformation of vast, treeless, sparsely populated prairie into a completely settled agricultural community is recorded here in wonderful and fascinating detail. Spink County is the pictorial record of an amazing historical movement.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
The Beginningsp. 9
From Horses to Airplanesp. 21
Farmingp. 51
Businesses, Towns, and Farmsteadsp. 61
Churches and Civic Institutionsp. 75
Educationp. 83
Fun and Gamesp. 101
Interesting Portraitsp. 119
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