During Pioneer days most of the farmers’ activities were confined within a radius of three or four miles- a distance commonly known as a” team haul.” In more recent years, improved transportation facilities have permitted farm families to go to village centers for an increasing proportion of their goods and services. The result had been the emergence of village- centered communities whose areas are several times as extensive as those of the old-time neighborhoods. This study was made possible through the cooperation of the State and Federal Work Projects Administration and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. The project is officially designated as W. P.A. Project No. 265-1-74-57. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following persons: church survey; high school Superintendent who supplied lists of their tuition students; and business men of Brule County trade centers who volunteered information regarding the extent of interpretation, however, rests with the authors rather than with the persons who supplied the data.
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Kumlien, W. F.; Sauer, Howard M.; and Scandrette, C., "The Emerging Rural Communities of Brule county" (1942). Agricultural Experiment Station Rural Sociology Pamphlets (1940-1977). 99.