This photo, taken circa 1920s, is the Westborn Court Apartments, located at 400 – 408 W. Fifth Ave. (corner of Fifth and Sanborn streets). These apartments are still in use today, known now as Krohmer Properties. (Photo courtesy of Bob Brown and the Mitchell Area Historical Society)
This photo taken in 1931 shows Spears Service Station (823 N. Main) and Spears Motor Company (821 N. Main), owned by Isaac and Harry Spears. Spears Motor Company sold and serviced Hubmobile, Chrysler and Plymouth automobiles.
Shown is the crew of Adolph Scheurenbrand (man kneeling with mustache) pouring concrete sidewalks in Mitchell, circa 1910. Scheurenbrand poured sidewalks from 1904 to the early 1940s throughout Mitchell and the surrounding area. He would put his stamp on the walks with his name and the year they were laid. There are still many sidewalks with his stamps on them. He learned his craft in Germany, from where he emigrated in 1891 at the age of 19. (Photo courtesy of Karen Baier, Corsica, and Dorthea Tesch, Armour)
This circa 1960 photo shows the KORN-TV and Radio Station that was located on South Highway 37. KORN Television signed on the air for the first time on June 12, 1960, and operated on channel 5, broadcasting NBC-TV programs in color. KORN Radio moved from its studios in the Mitchell National Bank Building, at 217 N. Main St. to the south Highway 37 location in 1959. KORN relocated the radio station to 319 N. Main St. in 1979. The television station was sold and moved to Sioux Falls. (Photo courtesy of Philip Blum, Armour)
The ribbon pictured recently was donated to the Mitchell Area Historical Society by the Gilbert and Dorothy Smith family. The mint condition ribbon was part of the 1904 campaign for Mitchell to become the capital of South Dakota.
While in town to perform for the 1961 Corn Palace Festival, the Three Stooges recorded a commercial at the KORN TV Station with Kernel Korn (George Blum) for Karmal Korn, which was made and sold at the World’s Only Corn Palace in Mitchell.
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