Category Archives: Plankinton, SD

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Pioneer Nurse Jean Todd

I wrote this story about Jean Todd, a very interesting immigrant nurse from Scotland, for one of my classes while working on my master’s degree. After graduation, the story was published in the South Dakota Journal. Here’s the first page … Continue reading

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Mrs. Sweep’s Elegant Tea

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In September, 2022, I was privileged to be one of several who hosted a vintage tea party in in the Sweep/Van Dyke Hotel in Plankinton, South Dakota. We set the event in the 1910-1912 time frame and chose tea and … Continue reading

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It Happened Right Here

In an effort to inflict some discipline on my writing habits and to share interesting historical happenings I discover about my hometown area, I have been writing a local history column about Aurora County, South Dakota, since January of 2013. … Continue reading

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All Things Plankinton

I am starting a new research project.  Born and raised in Plankinton, South Dakota, and now living in the Milwaukee area, I am on a mission to create the Plankinton history.  That includes John Plankinton, a wealthy business man and … Continue reading

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