Saturday, April 21, 2007

Bender Barn on National Trust Register

The National Trust Award was presented at the South Dakota State Historical Society on Saturday, April 14, at its annual history conference in Pierre.

Reprint from Mitchell Daily Republic April 21, 2007.
Fulton-area barn gets recognition

The barn on Scott Bender’s farm located north of Fulton is more than just another farm building. It’s been in his family for decades, starting with his great-uncle, Ed Bender, now 95, who as a boy spent rainy days scaling the barn’s hayloft with his brothers. Ed Bender, of Mitchell, was 5 when his father, in 1916, built the round arch barn that anchors his family’s farm. Scott Bender now owns the land and continues to use the barn in his daily farming and cattle operations.

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National Trust & Historic Preservation Press Release

Scott and Ed Bender, Mitchell, South Dakota. A concave pointed arch distinguishes this 1916 barn, which received a new roof and a new paint job and now looks as good as new.

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Ed's cousin, Garvin Bertsch, long time pharmacist was also awarded individual historian award at the 2007 conference. The Press Release.

Bertsch is being recognized for his dedication to researching and recording the history of Mitchell by covering selected historical topics in great detail. A pharmacist by trade, Bertsch’s “second career” has made him an invaluable resource to the Mitchell area.


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