Dell Rapids

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Formed by settlers in search of a new future in the early 1870s, what is now known as Dell Rapids has had its share of historical significance through the years. From the 1888 Valentine's Day fire that devastated the town's Main Street to the 1934 bank robbery perpetrated by the FBI's "Public Enemy No. 1" Maurice Denning, Dells has not been free from disaster. But resting on the pillars of faith, family, and community, the town has thrived, boasting original structures, thriving quarries, and annual traditions that have stood through time. Bolstered by innovators such as Titus Unger, whose minnow bucket is the top-selling one in the United States, and Charlotte Elliott, who is known for her work in bacteriology in corn crops, the city has its share of notable residents. From the early pioneers struggling to eke out a living and work the land to the ever-growing modern population, Dell Rapids has lived up to its name as "The Little City with Big Attractions."
ISBN: 9780738593760
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Dakota
Series: Images of America
Images: 194
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The authors of this book have been assisted in gathering materials by the Dell Rapids Society for Historic Preservation, as well as by many other supportive individuals, organizations, and groups.
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