Scenic & Historic Dell Rapids

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A weary, lone traveler on horseback from Osage, Iowa…The first pink quartzite quarried east of town…early educators like Juanita Alexander…Visionary religious leaders…Homesteaders like Lyman S. Merry…Hybrid corn research by Doctor Charlotte Elliot…The 1938 National Hand Corn Picking contest…The city park and bathing beach…The Grand Opera House…and Medical Pioneers like Doctors M.M. and A.F. Grove.

Just as it takes many particles to form Quartzite…Many people and events shape a city.  With its proud history and promising future, Dell Rapids, South Dakota, remains a city that’s fair to see … and always welcomes you and me.