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Cora Jeffries Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 08978 A
Identifier: H2011-091

Content Description

The collection consists of two binders of various research materials and photographs collected by Cora Jeffries concerning Old Stanley County in western South Dakota. The items include the current counties of Stanley, Haakon, and Jackson. The research materials include photocopies of published sources and news clippings on subjects relating to Old Stanley County. Some of the main areas of research include (but are not limited to) the towns of Grindstone (S.D.), Climax (S.D.), Dowling (S.D.), Elbon (S.D.), Ash Creek (S.D.), Hartley (S.D.), Marietta (S.D.), Carlin (S.D), Pedro (S.D.), Creighton (S.D.), Capa (S.D.), Bovine (S.D.), Van Meter (S.D.), Sansarc (S.D.), Hayes (S.D.), Powell (S.D.), and Belvidere (S.D.). A large number of other Old Stanley County towns and communities are mentioned in the research materials. Along with towns, the collection includes histories on topics such as stagecoach stops, pioneer families, homesteads, ranches, churches, cemeteries, post offices, and historical markers. Photographs are also included, mostly dated to the 1990s to early 2000s of various locations throughout Old Stanley County. A few historical photos are also included. The materials were removed from three ring binders and placed in acid free folders.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • Majority of material found within 1990s to 2000s



0.5 Cubic Feet