Family has deep roots in South Dakota town

By Nicole Eisenbraun The Eisenbrauns have been near — and later in — Wall, South Dakota, for about as long as the small western town has existed. Wall was established as a railroad town for the Chicago and North Western Railroad system in 1907. The town name came from its location on the edge of the Badlands, the edge of a wall. By the 1930s it was still a spot described as the “geographical center of nowhere” with 300 citizens. Farmers and ranchers who lived outside the city limits made up much of the town; my family was among...

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