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Dairy Queen, Redfield, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 52.425 W 098° 31.445
14T E 537591 N 4969035
Quick Description: Nice Dairy Queen on the southwest side of town.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 12:00:27 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3JN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
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Long Description:
The County Seat of Spink County, South Dakota, Redfield, is located in the center of the county at the crossroads of US Highway 281 and US Highway 212.

The area was settled by German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish peoples and the town was incorporated on April 18, 1883.
A gentleman by the name of Frank Meyers came to this area with a party of Chicago and Northwestern surveyors in 1878. In 1880 Meyers established the first post office, which was located in a box car. At this time, Redfield was known as "Stennett Junction"; "Stennett", named for a man who was an official with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and "Junction" in anticipation of the railroads criss-crossing the state.

On February 1, 1881, the town's name was changed from Stennett Junction to Redfield, in honor of Joseph Barlow Redfield. Redfield was one of the oldest and most valued auditors for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company. Redfield purchased much of the land in this area for investors in Chicago. He is remembered for his "General Grant" appearance.

Redfield's history would be incomplete if the conflict over the Spink County seat were not mentioned. In county elections of 1880 to 1884, the county seat was voted upon to determine the location. Old Ashton was the original county seat, but other candidates were Ashton, Redfield and Frankfort. In December of 1884, Redfield boosters brought the contest to a climax by seizing the records which had been tampered with so that Redfield had a definite advantage. A serious conflict was avoided but the war between Old Ashton and Redfield is still topic for conversation.

Old Ashton continued to be the county seat until 1885, when an act of legislature gave the honor to Ashton. In the fall of 1886, another election was held and Redfield had the honest majority of the votes. With Redfield gaining the county seat in a "respectable" manner, people in remote districts no longer looked upon Redfield as a home for "outlaws and thugs".

Courtesy of Website.
Location Type: Stand Alone Restaurant

Hot Eats / Cool Treats: Serves both Hot Eats & Cool Treats

Drive Through available?: yes

Address (optional):
820 West 3rd Street
Redfield, SD USA
57469


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