Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Short History of Elda Vercellino's Birthplace. Trojan, South Dakota.

The Vercellinos around 1916. Elda is on the far left.

Elda Vercellino was born in Trojan, South Dakota on June 28, 1905. Her parents had just arrived back to South Dakota from living in South Africa. Her father took employment at Homestake Mine. Trojan is gone now but this short video from South Dakota Public Broadcasting gives the history of this once thriving mining town equal in importance to Deadwood and Lead back in the day.  

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