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1931 Vermillion Plain Talk article: “Dalesburg Band History Goes Back to Early Pioneer Days”

Plain Talk Vermillion, South Dakota , July 30, 1931 “Dalesburg Band History Goes Back to Early Pioneer Days” by August Peterson The Dalesburg band, which was organized in October, 1887, claims the distinction of being the first rural band organized in South Dakota, and what was then Dakota Territory, and the claim will not be […]

Legends of St. Lucia

Legends of St. Lucia What do Norse Vikings, Swedish farmers, an Italian peasant girl, and an English Bishop have in common? Based on the reason we are all here today, you might guess St. Lucia Day. And you would be right. The interesting story is in who and the why. Let’s start with the Norse […]

Celebration of The St. Lucia Tradition

Celebration of the St. Lucia Tradition at Dalesburg Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. “Fiddler Nelson” “Welcome and Prayer” Ron Johnson “Buffet” “The Christmas Story” Luke 2:1-20 English: Pastor Martens Swedish: Ron Johnson “Hosianna” “Hosannah” “Fiddler Nelson” “Legends of St. Lucia” Jeff Erickson “Lucia Procession and Serving” “The Santa Lucia Song” “Nu Tändas Tusen […]

2013 Clay County Annual Gathering

Don’t make lunch or supper plans for Thursday, May 23rd. The Clay County Historic preservation Commission will hold its annual gathering at the W. H. Over Museum.  We enjoy getting together with friends and guests to delve into our past material culture, and invite all with an interest in local history to join us. The […]

Dalesburg Scandinavian Association Luncheon

Monday, November 12, 2012 in Beresford. Luncheon and Annual Meeting of Dalesburg Scandinavian Association. For details and to make a reservation, call Connie Richards (605-763-5128).  Free Lunch!

John Titanic Johnson

Did you know that Dalesburg has a connection to the Titanic? Survivor John Johnson was on his way to Dalesburg on the Titanic. In later years he became known for this as John “Titanic” Johnson. The Argus Leader recently did a story on Mr. Johnson in which our own Ron Johnson (no relation) provided them […]

Dalesburg Heritage

Dalesburg is the name of a farming community in central Clay Count, South Dakota, United States of America.  The name Dalesburg (in Swedish: Dalsborg) is from Dalarna – the name of the province from where many of the first homesteaders came in central Sweden. Today the residents of the Dalesburg Community are served by the […]