Sioux Falls, SD — U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) recognized Clear Lake on the 125th anniversary of its founding last month. Johnson entered a statement in the Congressional Record highlighting the milestone.
“Small communities like Clear Lake 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 Clear Lake, South Dakota.
This county seat was founded when the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railroad went through the area. The first depot was a box car, with other businesses quickly being erected including a general store, a butcher, and a blacksmith. Clear Lake also had a notable system to alert the town to fires, first with a triangle, then a bronze bell that is displayed in the town today.
Clear Lake is noted for its prosperous farmland and picturesque lake. This thriving town celebrated their achievement of one hundred and twenty five years with a weekend celebration filled with music, food and contests. Its population continues to grow as the citizens find new ways to hold onto their heritage while looking to the future. I am proud to represent Clear Lake, and would like to congratulate them on their historic anniversary.
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