Department of Rural Sociology
The purpose of this study was to attempt to find a pattern in the complex changes that have taken place in the trade centers and farm areas of South Dakota during the last 50 years. It is hoped that a knowledge of these trends will help farmers, businessmen, and civic leaders understand the limitations and possibilities of their communities, and that this knowledge will encourage better relations between towns and their trade areas.
South Dakota Trade Centers, trade centers 1901 to 1951, US trade centers
South Dakota Experiment Station, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanical Arts
Chittick, D., "Growth and Decline of South Dakota Trade Centers, 1901-51" (1955). Research Bulletins of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (1887-2011). 448.