By Tom Hayes, Mike Wiese
Plotted and deliberate as a crossroads city alongside the constructing Milwaukee Railroad, Aberdeen, South Dakota used to be first settled in 1881. With the arriving of the railroad in 1882, Aberdeen flourished. It earned the nickname of Hub urban, serving as a railroad junction and agricultural heart. Aberdeen's skill to evolve to a altering economic climate has ended in regular development and has made it the 3rd biggest urban within the state.
Using greater than two hundred photos, authors Tom Hayes and Mike Wiese take the reader on a ancient journey of Aberdeen. Drawing on their huge postcard assortment, they inform the tale of this tight-knit neighborhood and the brilliant those people who are an essential component of its historical past.
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This Hay Furniture building was located on the corner of Seventh Avenue and South Main Street. Hay Furniture remained a family business for the next 110 years, finally closing in 2002. This building in Aberdeen was constructed between 1901 and 1904 after Aberdeen was officially declared the county seat in 1890 following a ten-year struggle for that designation with neighboring Columbia. This is the second courthouse built in Aberdeen, the first being constructed in 1887 at the current Aldrich Park site.
In 1910, Mary Arntz was principal and the teachers were Inez Sims, Clara Washburn, and Myrtle Edgington. Washington High School became part of the new Aberdeen High School when it opened in 1910. Washington High School was located at the corner of Third Avenue SE and Kline Street, next to the Lincoln Elementary School. Washington building is still part of the Central High School. This is a pre-1907 undivided-back postcard of the elementary and high school before any trees were planted. The new Aberdeen Central High School was opened in 1910.
They would fill special albums for postcards. Any out of town trip, for business, family, or vacations would always result in postcards being mailed, and the true collectors would keep some for themselves. This collecting craze came to an end about 1914 or 1915. Up until this time, virtually all of the postcards were printed on the superior six-color printing presses in Germany and Hungry. Once World War I began in Europe, this entire supply of postcards stopped. One can tell the postcards printed in America after 1915 because they had a white border around them and the details were not normally as sharp.