Beadle County History in Pictures and Stories





F. C. W. Kuehn and the Kinyon Funeral Home
  Hurst's Corner - The Birth of an Icon
The Menzie House Hotel - an early problem property
  The Depot Hotel Burns  - Pioneer landmark destroyed
A Perfect Storm - The unexpected savagery of the April 1937 blizzard in eastern South Dakota caused havoc and wreckage of two Chicago and Northwestern trains.
  Miss Birks - a fixture at Huron High School

Independence Day, Great Depression Style

     A Clifton township family's massive July 4 shindig drew a huge crowd.



Run for Your Life - A Story from World War II

     A Norwegian immigrant in Huron tells her story.

The Mysterious Life of Dr. Friede Van Dalsem
     Huron's first female doctor led a life of mystery and intrique
     Part 1     Part 2     Part 3


  Huron's First Radio Station
No, it wasn't KIJV, and Bud Holle didn't work there
Beadle County and the Deadly Blizzard of 1888


  Virgil First Aid Class, About 1955-1956
Don Shaw and His Trombonaires
  Bertha, The Courthouse Canon