Rare THE GRAPHIC Illustrated Weekly Newspaper (Chicago), dated December 31, 1892. COMPLETE in 18 pgs, Folio (15 1/4âe x 10 1/2âe).
Featured in this issue is the PAGE+ article âeABERDEEN AND BROWN COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTAâe containing SEVENTEEN (17) original views: âeoeBAPTIST CHURCHâe, âeoeJEFFERSON SCHOOLâe, âeoeMETHODIST CHURCHâe, âeoeADAMS SCHOOLâe, âeoeWASHINGTON SCHOOLâe, âeoeOLD AND MODERN ABERDEEN-FIRST BANK IN 1881 AND THE BUILDING NO OCCUPYING THE SITEâe (2), âeoeA DECADE OF GROWTH IN SOUTH DAKOTA-THE OLD SODâe, âeoe âeoeA DECADE OF GROWTH IN SOUTH DAKOTA-PICKET HUTâe, âeoeA DECADE OF GROWTH IN SOUTH DAKOTA-PRESENT FARM HOUSEâe, âeoePLOWING AND SOWINGâe (2), âeoeON THE JAMES RIVERâe, âeoeTHE HARVESTERS âeoe(2), & âeoeARTESIAN WELLSâe (2).
The article reads, âeoeBrown county was organized in 1880 with a population of 353 and an assessed value of $29,500. The census one decade later showed the population to be 16,853 and the assessed value, which was one-third the actual value, $6,939,229...Aberdeen, the county seat and metropolis of Brown county, was located and settled in 1881. It was named by the late Alexander Mitchell in honor of the place of his nativity-Aberdeen Scotland. It is pre-eminently a railroad and distributing point....The city has fourteen passenger trains daily, gas and electric
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