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Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, USA

"Aberdeen, a city of South Dakota, the capital of Brown co., at the junction of several railroads, 82 miles N. of Huron. It has 8 churches, 3 banks, a system of graded schools, several flowing artesian wells, which furnish abundant water-power, and manufactures of boots and shoes, soap, machinery, ploughs, flour and feed, &c. Seven newspapers are published here. Pop. in 1890, 3172."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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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...Read MORE...


  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Main Street, looking South
  • 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...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...Read MORE...


  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Court House
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Normal Dormitory
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Church of Sacred Heart
  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Bird's Eye View
  • News 1911 - FIRE DESTROYS DEPOT AND FREIGHT HOUSE. MILWAUKEE ROAD SUFFERS $200,000 LOSS AT ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA.
    Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 23. - Division headquarters and local freight houses and passenger station of the Milwaukee railroad were burned here today....Read MORE...


  • Aberdeen, South Dakota, USA
    Capitol Cafe and Lounge


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Main Street, looking South

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Court House


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Normal Dormitory

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Church of Sacred Heart

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Bird's Eye View

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Capitol Cafe and Lounge

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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... Read MORE...

  • 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - FIRE DESTROYS DEPOT AND FREIGHT HOUSE. MILWAUKEE ROAD SUFFERS $200,000 LOSS AT ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA.
    Aberdeen, S. D., Jan. 23. - Division headquarters and local freight houses and passenger station of the Milwaukee railroad were burned here today.... Read MORE...

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