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Geddes was platted in Februrary 7, 1900 by the Milwaukee Land Company.    Lot sales took place in Armour, SD on March 21, 1900.    Geddes was incorporated as a town in November 1900, as a city in 1905.  

1904 - 1916   These were the "Courthouse Battle" years.    Wheeler, Lake Andes and Geddes wanted the Courthouse but in the 1916 election Lake Andes emerged the winner.

The Charles Mix County News is the oldest newspaper in Charles Mix County.   The News was brought in from Edgerton in the spring of 1900 by H. C. Tucker.   Harold Williams was editor and owner in 1946; in 1973 he sold the News to Harold and Bernice Jaeger; the current owners are Wayne and Rhonda Blair.

Eveyln Pearl Shuck was raised in Geddes, graduated from Geddes High School.  She went on to sing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, played opposite of James Cagney in "SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT".

Peter Norbeck's boyhood home in undergoing renovation.  Worked started May 2013.

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