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E. O. Parker Diary

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 03762 C
Identifier: H2009-073

Content Description

The collection consists of a photocopied and transcribed diary of E. O. Parker. The diary, from 1882, offers accounts of day-to-day activities for Parker, originally from New York, and various individuals associated with early Highmore and Hyde County history. It stands as an excellent example of how early towns formed in the early decades of South Dakota’s history. E. O. Parker arrived in the Highmore area in 1882 and opened a store, owning land west of Iowa Street, and played a large role in the early history of Highmore. Parker was a founding member of various organizations including the Masons, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), and the Congregational Church in Highmore. Also included in this collection is one black and white photograph of an early hotel in Holabird, SD (Hyde County). The mounted photo shows a group of men standing against the hotel with an automobile in front with a girl sitting in the driver's seat.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1882



0.1 Cubic Feet