Sioux Falls, SD — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recognized Britton on the 125th anniversary of its founding early this month. Johnson entered a statement in the Congressional Record highlighting the milestone.
“Small communities like Britton 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 Britton, South Dakota. Britton is a progressive and friendly community infused with hospitality, beauty and spirit.
Founded when J.B. and F.B. Squier laid claims in the vicinity, Britton developed further after Colonel Isaac Britton, general manager of the Dakota & Great Southern Railroad, visited and determined the area to be an ideal place for a railroad. Many changes have taken place since that first claim shanty in 1884, and the community now includes an impressive two story school building and expanded medical facilities, both highly acclaimed. Britton has also established a strong economic base with over twenty-five businesses.
As the county seat of Marshall County, Britton continues to be a thriving community with many recreational opportunities including a nine hole golf course, new library, movie theater, bowling alley, swimming pool, three city parks and Prayer Rock Museum.
One hundred and twenty-five years after its founding, the “Gateway to the Glacial Lakes” remains a vital community and a great asset to the wonderful state of South Dakota. I congratulate Britton and its citizens on reaching this historic anniversary.
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