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By Tom Hayes, Mike Wiese

Plotted and deliberate as a crossroads city alongside the constructing Milwaukee Railroad, Aberdeen, South Dakota used to be first settled in 1881. With the coming of the railroad in 1882, Aberdeen flourished. It earned the nickname of Hub urban, serving as a railroad junction and agricultural middle. Aberdeen's skill to evolve to a altering economic system has resulted in regular progress and has made it the 3rd greatest urban within the state.

Using greater than 2 hundred photographs, authors Tom Hayes and Mike Wiese take the reader on a old travel of Aberdeen. Drawing on their giant postcard assortment, they inform the tale of this tight-knit neighborhood and the magnificent those who find themselves an essential component of its historical past.

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This is one of the earliest known postmarks from the new town of Aberdeen, Dakota Territory, from two of the pioneer merchants. In fact, Samuel H. H. Prior, the land agent for Milwaukee Railroad the owner of the town site. Frank H. Hagerty and his partner, Henry M. Marple, were both prominent territorial pioneer residents and businessmen. These bankers were located on the southwest corner of Main Street and Second Avenue. The Citizens Bank was built upon this location after their bank dissolved.

On the west side. The flagpole on the east side of the street is located in the front yard of the Masonic Temple. The predominant building on the left is the Citizens Bank Building. Developers hoped to provide Aberdeen with the finest professional office building in the state, and it can be assumed they did just that. The upper floors were filled with medical, dental, legal, and insurance offices. Aberdeen’s first woman dentist, Dr. Leona Dix, had her office on the second floor. The IRS also had offices here.

With so many to choose from, it was difficult not to include them all. What we wanted was to give you, the reader, a glimpse of the early history of Aberdeen: its people, buildings, and events through postcards, with some historical context accompanying each. We wanted to use postcards instead of photographs because this is what we actively collect and it is a way of sharing our collections. This book is comprised mostly of real photo postcards. A. Brothers, a very successful Aberdeen photography studio.

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