Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recognized the City of Fedora on the 125th anniversary of its founding this month. Johnson entered a statement in the Congressional Record highlighting the milestone.
“Rural communities like Fedora are the foundation of our state,” Johnson said. “I am pleased to honor this achievement for the community with a statement in the Congressional Record.”
Full text of the Congressional Record Statement from Johnson below:
Mr. President, today I rise to honor the community of Fedora, South Dakota and to recognize the 125th Territorial Day. Situated in Miner County, Fedora is a testament to the great state of South Dakota.
From its beginnings, agriculture and small businesses have played an instrumental role in the livelihood of Fedora. Fedora was originally named after the daughter of a founding railroad executive. Upon the completion of the railroad, the town of Fedora slowly flourished. A creamery, grocery store and the Farmers Purchasing and Shipping Company gradually urbanized the town’s landscape. Over time, small businesses have come and gone, however, the town’s bond to agriculture is unwavering.
The 125th anniversary celebration will be held July 24, 2010, kicking off with Ghost Parade. More activities include a road race, Jaws of Life demonstration, antique/ history display, supper pie auction and a dance. People of all ages will be able to take part in the day’s activities.
I am proud to publicly congratulate the community on this achievement. As the people of Fedora take this opportunity to appreciate and reflect on how far the town has come from its beginnings, I know they understand the important role Fedora plays in making South Dakota a great state to live.