History of South Dakota vol 1 title page

Biography of Newton B. Reed

Newton B. Reed, a distinguished lawyer, has practiced law in Woonsocket, Sanborn County, for over two decades. As the first county judge, he played a prominent role in the county’s establishment, originally part of Miner County. Born in Illinois, Reed received his education at the Illinois State Normal University and the Illinois Wesleyan University. In 1882, he moved to South Dakota and settled in Woonsocket, where he has since built a successful legal career. Known for his Republican Party affiliation and civic involvement, Reed has made significant contributions to the development of Sanborn County, including his instrumental role in the creation of a beautiful artesian lake.

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History of Waverly Township

Waverly township, with the exception of the northwestern part, lies on a gradual elevation which finally terminates in the hills. Two-thirds of this township is fine tillable land, the remainder good grazing land, being well supplied with, water. In the eastern part of the township there are two deep gulches or coulees about one mile apart and both running west. They must have contained very heavy timber years ago, judging from stumps still remaining, several feet in diameter. Wood contractors gobbled it, hauling it to the fort. What remained was taken by the settlers from all parts of the county.

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History of Pleasant Valley Township

Pleasant Valley township lies east of Britton, and the ridge or elevation on which Britton is located extends across the northwest corner of the township and terminates in the southeast corner of White township on sections 35 and 36, where the Wild Rice passes through to the north. This termination is generally known as the “Gap,” and by the Indians called Spirit Earth, where they annually congregated to hunt buffaloes. The southeast corner of the township extends pretty well up into the Coteaus; there are several coulees containing excellent spring water. Near Mr. Ford‘s, on section 11, is really the

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