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Brookings, South Dakota 57006
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 18.616 W 096° 47.908
14T E 675584 N 4908691
Quick Description: Medium sized town post office.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2009 5:53:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM77RE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 2

Long Description:
Brookings is a city in Brookings County, South Dakota, United States. Brookings is the fifth largest city in South Dakota, with a population of 18,504 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Brookings County, and home to South Dakota State University, the largest institution of higher education in the state.

The town is named for Wilmot Wood Brookings, an early settler and a delegate to congress from the territory of Dakota, and was part of the Western Town Company, and oversaw construction of a road running from the Minnesota border, through present-day Brookings County, to the shores of the Missouri River.

Medary, the first substantive settlement constructed in the area, was organized in 1857. The location was among the first three non-in Dakota Territory. The City of Brookings formed just over four miles north of the Medary settlement when the railroad bypassed the existing townships (Medary, Oakwood, and Fountain), favoring a path between them as a compromise.

On October 31, 1938, bank robbers Bennie and Stella Dickson robbed Brookings First National Bank, present site of The Ram restaurant and O'hares Bar, for a sum of $47,233 ($714,654, adjusted for 2008 inflation).
Type of structure:: Stand Alone

re-enter Zip Code here:: 57006

Current Status:: Still in Use

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