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1901: Annual income $651


Trinity Lutheran Church will have worship April 11 at 8 a.m. with Sunday School at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Harriet Hattervig visited Mark and Lisa Hinkley in De Smet Sunday, and the Hinkleys were Wednesday’s visitors with Harriet.

Did you know?

Some interesting items from “Carthage, Gem of the Redstone” by Sally Madison include from 1900—The Attorney General of South Dakota settled the question as to whether or not ladies could vote for the Superintendent of Schools. He ruled, “Ladies cannot vote for the County Superintendent of Schools, because it is a general election at which no one but electors can vote, and ladies are not electors.” (The candidates for County Superintendent were ladies, they could hold office, but they could not vote.)

In 1901, President McKinley was fatally shot, and Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president. Average income was six hundred fifty-one dollars annually. Automobiles cost five hundred dollars, a house cost four thousand dollars and a first-class postage stamp cost two cents.

In 1902, the teddy bear was created by a Russian immigrant after seeing a newspaper cartoon of Theodore Roosevelt and a bear cub.

1920 – St. Mary’s is no more. The name has been changed to Argonne, and a post office is to be established.


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