It's time for a trip, maybe a getaway, maybe a family get-together, maybe a business conference.

You hop onto I-29 and head south from Sioux Falls. You're breezing along, cruise on 75, maybe 80, and head on past town signs with names like Tea, Lennox, and Worthing. A little further along, there's Canton, Beresford, Vermillion, and Yankton. Then Jefferson, Elk Point, Emmet.

Wait. What? Emmet?

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Actually, nope. There is no town sign along Interstate 29 that says 'Emmet'. But there was a day that, perhaps, a sign did say 'Emmet'. Oh, you wouldn't have seen it along an interstate while driving your SUV. You may well have been on a gravel road and saying 'Giddy Up'.

You see, Emmet was there in Union County. Not exactly a bustling busy city, but along about 1871 it did boast a general store, the Emmet Hall, and a decent-sized Catholic church.

In fact, not all that long ago (Ok, the 1930s and 1940s) dances were held in that hall. Think Lawrence Welk kind of days.

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But, what happened to Emmet is the same thing that happened to a lot of old-time South Dakota towns. The railroad decided to move, to go through other larger towns. And when they happened, businesses and most of the people followed those tracks. And, as they say, that was that.

Emmet died. And speaking of dying, Emmet also had a cemetery, which is still there and still commonly called the Emmet Cemetery.

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Who Is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug? Here's The Story

To answer the essential question of 'Who is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug?', let's take a little trip. Well, actually, more than a little trip. We're hopping into the time machine here.


Ah, here we are. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1942.

In many ways, it is not the best of times. What has become known as the Great Depression was still having its effects. It might have been in the rearview mirror, but it lingered still.

And, just a few months before, Pearl Harbor happened and we were into World War II. The country was more than jittery. This was going to be more than tough, this was going to be life-changing.

10 Wild South Dakota Snowstorms

Even though snow is blanketing the Sioux Empire, some snowstorms still do not compare to these ten dreadful snowstorms that hit South Dakota.

Only In Your State highlighted ten snowstorms in South Dakota as a reminder for people to always be aware of the road during the winter. South Dakotans are well aware of the fact that the state’s winters can be harsh which is why it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prepare for the worst.

Do you remember any major snowstorms that hit South Dakota?

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