Sesquicentennial Highlights

Sesquicentennial Highlights
Excerpts from the Vermillion Standard 1878, and the Dakota Republican 1878-79

One of the religious denominations of the Scandinavian Church is circulating a paper to raise money to build a church.

Agersborg & Helgeson have put up a new emblatic sign on their drug store.

S. S. Conrad has one of the largest established iron foundries to be found in Dakota Territory.

Vermillion boasts three hotels, Dakota House, Dubuque House and the Skandinavian hotel. There were four medical doctors, D. W. Hasson MD, W. W. Pike MD, whose office was located in the Eves� Drug store, Carl Jensen MD and F. N. Burdick MD.

The Old Court House building is being used again, now as a wagon shop.

Will Bower has purchased Mr. Morrow�s interest in the meat market. He now will run it alone. Mr. Morrow will open a provision store in the �Cheap Jim building.�

H. C. Jensen has retired from being landlord for the Skandinavist Hotel and will be succeeded by Sven Bensen.

Sven Bensen the popular landlord of the Skandinavian Hotel is making that house welcome to foreigners as well as others.

A female organ grinder was seen on Vermillion streets July 5.

Dr. Bedford, a dentist from Sioux City, will be at the Vermillion House Oct. 5, 7, 8 and 9 where all needing professional services can be served.

M. E. Spooner gave the editor a fine broom. He has made several hundred dozen for Yankton dealers, and has enough corn on hand for 400 dozen more.

Mrs. Rosannah Austin, mother of Horace J. Austin died in Vermillion at the age of 71. She was born in Essex County, NY in 1807 and has lived in Vermillion for the last nine years. Her son, Horace J. Austin, had a painful accident while working around a horsepower machine used for wood cutting.

Mayo, the piano tuner, is at the Vermillion House.

Ladies of the Baptist Church had an eating saloon at the fairgrounds.

Old Settlers Association was organized 10 years ago.

C. C. Russell is building a new house near the fairgrounds.

Many people took the pledge at a temperance meeting at the Methodist Church last Sunday.

Mr. Wilkins is laying the foundation for the new Catholic Church east of town.

C. C. Russell has a horse-power saw.

M. D. Thompson is having a well sunk on his residence property on the bluff.

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