Sioux Falls, SD — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recognized Beresford on the 125th anniversary of its founding early this month. Johnson entered a statement in the Congressional Record highlighting the milestone.
“Small communities like Beresford 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 in order to pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the founding of the community of Beresford, South Dakota. This progressive community will have a chance to reflect on its past and future, and I congratulate the people of Beresford for all they have accomplished.
Founded as a railroad depot town in 1883, Beresford was named after investor Lord Charles Beresford. The first building in Beresford was a saloon, soon followed by a general stored called Sunnyside. The Beresford Study Club started a library in 1923 with donated books and fundraised for more. The library continues to serve as a valuable resource for the community.
Beresford and its citizens are a credit to the state of South Dakota. I am proud to join with the community members of Beresford in celebrating the last 125 years, and looking forward to a promising future.
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