carthage News

1901: Annual income was $651


Trinity Lutheran Church will have Worship June 19 at 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome.

The Campbell Straw Bale meeting will be Mon., June 20 at 7:00 at The Prairie Inn. All interested people are welcome.

Fourteen children, Lorelee Nelson, Kaley Stevens, Katlin Schlim and Karsten attended Bible School last week at Trinity Lutheran Church. There was a program on Wednesday evening with a display of the projects and crafts, and refreshments were served.

Shirley Stroud attended the Trinity Bible School program Wednesday evening with Dianne Sherman.

Harriet Hattervig was a Sunday visitor with Mark and Lisa Hinkley in De Smet.

Logan Hattervig and Levi Hattervig of Sioux Falls spent last weekend at the parental David and Connie Hattervig home.

did you know

Some items taken from The Gem of the Redstone by Sally Madison from Carthage Newspapers in 1901 are interesting to note.

President McKinley was fatally shot, and Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as president.

The average income for this year was $651. Automobiles cost $500. A house sold for $4000. A first-class postage stamp was two cents.

Miner County population was 5,864; Carthage’s population was 265 and Howard’s 588.

Twenty-five pounds of prunes sold for $1.

C.J. Henderson had rubber tires for his buggy, the first in Miner County.

F.B. Ward traded forty acres of his land near Winfred for a 100-gallon chemical engine large enough to put out an ordinary fire. He sold it to the city for $400. The chemical engine filled a long-felt need in Carthage.


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