By Tom Hayes, Mike Wiese
Plotted and deliberate as a crossroads city alongside the constructing Milwaukee Railroad, Aberdeen, South Dakota was once first settled in 1881. With the arriving of the railroad in 1882, Aberdeen flourished. It earned the nickname of Hub urban, serving as a railroad junction and agricultural heart. Aberdeen's skill to conform to a altering economic system has ended in regular progress and has made it the 3rd greatest urban within the state.
Using greater than two hundred pictures, authors Tom Hayes and Mike Wiese take the reader on a old travel of Aberdeen. Drawing on their large postcard assortment, they inform the tale of this tight-knit neighborhood and the amazing people who find themselves a vital part of its heritage.
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In 1914, the Aberdeen Gas Co. was authorized to install 158 streetlights and the company was also to light them at dusk and extinguish them at daylight. Aberdeen had lamplighters whose sole job was to light and extinguish the city’s gas lamps. This shot was taken on the 400 block of South Main Street. In 1907, Aberdeen had its first hard-surfaced street when five blocks on Main Street from the Milwaukee tracks to Fifth Avenue were paved with creosote soaked wood blocks, which were installed over a bed of sand and concrete.
No information could be found about Beatrice Creamery, the Home of Meadow Gold Butter, in any of the old city directories, history books, or from anyone at the Dacotah Prairie Museum. George B. Narregang built the Dorian Apartment complex in 1909 on the corner of southeast Seventh Avenue and South Lincoln Street. Until that time, multiple family dwellings were very scarce in Aberdeen. One six-family apartment house was built in 1888, but all six apartments shared one kitchen! F. Easton residence was a unique home that was built in 1890 and was long owned by the Easton family.
This 1893 envelope has one of the then-new Columbian Exposition stamps on it commemorating the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. This is the front and back of an advertising envelope from 1889. The front is for the Kennard House, a hotel on the southwest corner of First Avenue and Second Street, now known as First Avenue and Lincoln Street. Ira S. Hazeltine was the proprietor. It became the Commercial Club and now is the location of the Bill Clark Building. J. Petty Real Estate and Loans, located at 302 South Main.