First Convention In Brookings County
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N 44° 12.624 W 096° 47.235
14T E 676778 N 4897622
Quick Description: the county, created on paper in 1862, was organized July 3, 1871.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2006 12:48:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMW6M
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Long Description:
By 1877 there were communities at Lake Hendricks, Oakwood, Lake Village, and Medary and all the delegates to the nominating convention called to order by CH Stearns. Authur S Mitchell was named Chairman. RW Crawford Secretary.
Brookings County had jumped in population from 163 in 1870 to 4965 in 1880 and by 1877 a County offie was worth having and hence this first convention.

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Marker Name: First Convention in Brookings county

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