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Elk Point Tragedy

The Farmers’ Holiday Association was an organization consisting of mainly midwestern and Great Plains farmers who organized a farming protest, or "holiday." This group created controversy when it caused the Elk Point Tragedy, where a milk distributor was killed.

Image of Union County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Elk Point, Union County, SD
Union County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Elk Point, Union County, SD

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This article is a good place to start to get a general overview of the Elk Point Tragedy.

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Image Citation: Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Van Sickle, and Bill Lackey, Boucher, Jack, photographer. Union County Courthouse, Courthouse Square, Elk Point, Union County, SD. Elk Point South Dakota Union County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/sd0013/.