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Bon Homme Mill, Gavins Point Reservoir Vicinity, Tabor, Bon Homme County, SD

Bon Homme Mill, Gavins Point Reservoir Vicinity, Tabor, Bon Homme County, SD

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Summary

Significance: The Bon Homme Mill was erected in 1875 by the Hutterian Brethern, a communal religious sect that immigrated to this area from Russia the year prior. Bon Homme was the first of a number of colonies established by the Hutterites in the Great Plains region of the United States. The community was agriculturally based and the mill was used to grind grain. It was built from stonemasons and carpenters from within the community. Unfortunately the mill burned shortly after being recorded in 1959.
Survey number: HABS SD-6
Building/structure dates: 1875 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after 1900 Subsequent Work

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Hutterian Brethren
Bruce, Karl A, field team
Woodward, H Eugene, field team
Mattes, Merrill J, project manager
Mattison, Ray H, historian
Bryan, John A, delineator
Bryan, John A, photographer
Miller, James D, delineator
Molthrop, D C, delineator
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Location

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Source

Library of Congress
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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