Before Social Security, old age assistance, and other social safety nets, poor farms throughout the United States provided a place for those suffering through desperate times. The Turner County Poor Farm housed primarily aged and disabled men, . . . — — Map (db m183492) HM
November 13, 1866, James C. Bunker and his survey crew reached Swan Lake and surveyed the lands adjacent thereto. The Yankton to Sioux Falls stage road then ran around the west side of the Lake.
In 1869, William W. Aurner and his . . . — — Map (db m183500) HM