Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA - Main Street, looking South
Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA

Main Street, looking South

Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA - Court House
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Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
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Where is Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA? 

Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, USA
Aberdeen, like many towns of the Midwest, was built around the newly developing railroad systems. Aberdeen was first officially plotted as a town site on January 3, 1881, by Charles Prior, the superintendent of the Minneapolis office of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railroad, or the Milwaukee Road for short, which was presided over by Alexander Mitchell. Mitchell, Charles Prior's boss, was responsible for the choice of town names, was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, after which the town of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was named. Aberdeen was officially founded on July 6, 1881, the date of the first arrival of a Milwaukee Railroad train. Aberdeen then operated under a city charter granted by the Territorial Legislature in March 1883.Wikipedia

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News  1889 - A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. Three Men Killed by an Accident to a Threshing Machine.
A terrible accident occurred about noon at the farm of CHARLES DINSMORE, eighteen miles southwest of Aberdeen, Dakota. Three men were killed and several others seriously injured by the explosion of a threshing machine engine boiler.

The engineer, FRANK ARHSWOLDT, aged twenty-nine years, was...

News  1900 - Gas Plant Burns. Gas and Electric Light Plants Destroyed Early Monday Morning.
At 2:30 Monday morning the round building covering the gas holder at the gas and electric light works was discovered to be in flames. The building was a frame structure and was a mere shell to protect the big inverted tank from the elements, and it took but a short time for the building to be...Read MORE...

News  1900 - MICE, MATCHES AND WINE - A Combination Which Started and Then Put Out a Fire.
When the post office was opened Monday morning it was found that what was supposed to be water had leaked through the ceiling from the apartments above, occupied by Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Brooks, who are on the Pacific coast for a stay of several weeks. An investigation followed and a rather remarkable ...Read MORE...

Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 23. - Division headquarters and local freight houses and passenger station of the Milwaukee railroad were burned here today. The loss is $200,000.
Waterloo Reporter
Waterloo, Iowa
January 23, 1911
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Phyllis Lucile Dahl (03-27-1927, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA - 03-17-2003, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon USA) gravestone

World War II Soldier flag  John Sebastian Fischer (09-10-1925, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA - 12-17-2006, Ontario,Malheur County Oregon USA) gravestone

flag  Minnie Estelle Olsen (03/10/1899, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA - 10/14/1990, Pamona, Cailfornia)

Ancestors Who Died Here

flag  Otto Delbert Dahl (04/8/1898, , Wisconsin, USA - 04/12/1957, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA)

immigrant   Sebastian Antone Fischer (11/28/1887, Odessa, Russia - 02/27/1970, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA) gravestone

flag  Oscar Olsen (03/1863, , Wisconsin, USA - 10/29/1947, Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA)

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