Artas: 1901 - 1976
Artas Diamond Jubilee Committee, Artas, South Dakota, 1976, 51
The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide
this book about Artas in north central South Dakota, in the heart
of German-Russian country.
The Forward and Dedication states; "Artas, now a small quiet
town lying in a valley near Spring Creek, has many beautiful memories
for all former and present residents. Our object is to put in print
the stories of various business places which have played an important
part in this town in days gone by. The sources of information for
this book, as in all books of this nature, were meager. In the early
days of the city's founding, the business of making a living was
most important, and the keeping of records was of a secondary matter.
We are and will forever be grateful to the pioneers of this city
and area for their unwavering efforts in going forward with life,
making improvements for the betterment of its residents and we hope
this wil be the example for following generations."
Historic and current photographs are included in the book. A listing
of families with homes is provided at the end of the book including
these names: Ackerman, Bauer, Beck, Bentz, Berreth, Delzer, Ehrmann,
Eiseman, Fischer, Fuehrer, Grenz, Hardt, Huber, Kauk, Kautz, Kirschenman,
Knoepfle, Kusler, Levi, Lutz, Mitzel, Nolz, Ochsner, Orth, Rohrbach,
Rossow, Rutschke, Schaeffer, Schick, Singer, Staebner, Schweigerdt,
Trautman, Wald, and Zimmerman.
4th of July in
the earlier years
Artas school in