Hub City-Dalesburg reunion held

Hub City-Dalesburg reunion held The 10th annual Hub City-Dalesburg reunion was held Saturday evening, June 23, in the Dalesburg Lutheran Church basement.

A potluck dinner was served to about 50 former residents and friends.

Ron Johnson, president of the Hub City-Dalesburg Historical Society, welcomed the guests and read the history of its beginning to preserve the historical significance of the Dalesburg and Hub City communities in Clay County.

The society has erected historical monuments in both the Hub City and Dalesburg villages. The annual meeting is always held on the Saturday evening of the Midsommar weekend.

Reprints of The Swede Book, written by the late August Peterson, have been made and it includes a history of the Swedes who came and settled in Clay County.

These two thriving villages at one time are now only memories. Capsules containing histories were buried in 1935 by the Wm. (Bill) and Pearl Inberg family. Stone pillars remain in Hub City where the Inberg garage once stood.

Fun stories were told by many of the area residents of past school days in the one- and two-room schools in the county. These tales brought back memories from those returning for the Midsommar festivities.

A free will offering was taken for upkeep and insurance on the monuments.

The next meeting will be the Saturday following the 2002 Midsommar at Dalesburg Lutheran Church.

Attending were area residents and those from Rapid City, Yankton, Alaska, Akron, Alcester, Minnesota, Wakonda, Beresford and Vermillion.

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