1930: Iroquois has wonderfully graveled streets


September 1, 1910: The board of railroad commissioners issued an order to the Great Northern to at once erect a temporary depot and put an agent in charge. The company is given until July 1, 1911 to put up a permanent depot.
• Stock trains bound for the eastern markets were so thick Saturday night that there was hardly room on the tracks for the regular passenger trains. Ten car loads of cattle were shipped by local buyers.
• Another record was broken when an inch of snow fell in the Black Hills on August 25. All vegetable stuff was frozen.

September 4, 1930: While practically all of the threshing in this vicinity is done, there is very little grain coming to market.
Supt. C. I. Krumm reports an enrollment of 202 students at the Iroquois schools during the opening week; 120 pupils in the grades and 82 pupils in high school of which number 24 are freshmen.
• Iroquois now has wonderfully fine graveled streets. When the decision was finally made to pull the town out of the mud, a first-class job was done and the results justify the expenditures. The street commissioner takes pride in keeping the gravel in fine condition. Visitors to the city who formerly went away in bad humor and gave us bad advertising now speak in glowing terms of the improvement. It was money well spent, and we have yet to hear a taxpayer who regrets the action taken.

August 31, 1950: The C. & N. W. Railway section crew were working in Manchester Friday, unloading a gondola of railroad rails, when the crane which lifts the rails off the gondola, struck the high line, which crosses the railroad at that point, and the bolt went through the body of Dale Gathman, who was hooking the rails to the crane. He was standing on the rails, the shock went through his body, but he had presence of mind enough to tell the men to shut the hoist off. He jumped to the ground, but he was unconscious for several hours. He was taken to the hospital in De Smet, where he was treated and able to go home.


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