Washington, DC — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recognized Revillo on the 125th anniversary of its founding this month. Johnson entered a statement in the Congressional Record honoring the community.
“Communities like Revillo are important to our state. I am honored to highlight this milestone for the local community with a statement in the Congressional Record,” Johnson said.
Full text of the Congressional Record Statement from Johnson below:
Mr. President, today I rise to recognize the community of Revillo, South Dakota on reaching the 125th anniversary of its founding. Revillo is a warm community, filled with historical beauty and a strong sense of hospitality.
The town of Revillo was founded on the homestead of John Hillstrom in 1884 when the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway entered the area. The Revillo flour mill was built in 1904, where farmers would bring their wheat crop to have it made into Monogram flour to meet their annual needs. In the years before World War I, Revillo was booming with businesses including two implement dealers, a drug store, two banks, three elevators, an Opera House.
Today, Revillo is maintaining its history with four churches in town, many members having a lineal connection to those who first established the churches. This thriving community is also looking forward with a modern school and lighted athletic field, the Revillo Farmers Co-op elevator, and a maintainer for the Grant County highway department.
The people of Revillo are celebrating their heritage and their accomplishments June 20-21, 2009. One hundred and twenty five years after its founding, Revillo holds its history close while continually looking to the future, demonstrating what is great about South Dakota, and why I am proud to call this great state home.
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