Stanley County, South Dakota


Newspaper Items

Harry Haul is back from Stanley county, South Dakota, where he has been for some weeks building a house on his homestead. He intends to move onto it in the spring.
Rolfe Reveille  10-10-1907

Thomas Stevens, who moved to "Phillips, Stanley county, South Dakota, a few years ago from Rock Valley, wrote a friend here under date of June tenth in which he stated that in his locality the prospects for a crop this season are not very flattering. He says small grain is almost dead, and corn is turning yellow and grass is dead, all for the want of rain.; Not a very encouraging report from that young growing state. It seems that J. Pluvius has not been very generous with them in the distribution of rain. Alton Democrat  6-17-1911

Delos Haasaker and son, Arie, and Gerrit Van Aarendonk lelt Monday night for Stanley County, South Dakota, where they will go on homesteads they have there. Pella Chronicle 4-9-1908

Jerry  Young left Tuesday  evening with his household goods to. locate on his farm in Stanley county, South Dakota. Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette 11-1-1907

Homesteaders' Return Miss Anna and Mattie McKenna, sisters of Mrs. J. D. Stacy, have returned to Oak Park after a residence of fourteen months in Stanley county, South Dakota. Both have enjoyed the western life and are enthusiastic over the question of ranching. Miss Anna has proved up and will probably make her home in Oak Park. Miss Mattie expects to return to her homestead in the spring. Their home coming would have been more pleasant had it not for the sad news of the sudden death of their father, E. P. McKenna of Chicago.    Oak Park Oak Leaves 12-18-1909

Frank Schultz completed a term of school in Colfax township last Friday. He left Tuesday morning by way of Havelock for his claim hi Stanley county, South Dakota, where he will spend the summer. Rolfe Reveille - Thursday, April 22, 1909, Rolfe, Iowa

Aberdeen Daily American
Friday, April 30, 1915

Robert Phillips of Fort Pierre was in the city (Gettysburg) this week on business. Mr. Phillips is part owner of the famous "Scotty Phillips" herd of buffalo, the greatest herd in the country, which is kept in a big pasture in Stanley county.

Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, SD
December 31, 1889, page 5.
Contributed by Suzanne Folk

A Mysterious Find at Pierre.

While digging a cellar for a house about a mile north of the town of Fort Pierre and a mile and half from Pierre, the workmen made a ghastly find in the shape of seven human bodies. They were in a bad state of putrefaction and four of them are presumably those of soldiers and the remaining three Indians. The authorities were at once notified. Owing to the decayed conditions of the bodies it is impossible to identify them. The coroner states that they must have been placed there fully six months ago. Their identity has not as yet been established, nor the cause of their death ascertained.


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