EVERTS

NAME: Everts
COUNTY: Walworth
ROADS: 4WD
GRID: 3
CLIMATE: Snow in Winter/ Hot in Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
COMMENTS: If you would like more information please e-mail me at: rmm2697@hotmail.com
REMAINS: None
From the 1870ís to the 1890ís the cattle barons with their herds, experiencing drought, and more land seekers were moving their herds further north. The representatives of cattle companies met with the officials of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad to establish a more direct route to cattle markets then the M & St. Louis Milwaukee furnished. The desires of both were settled as they proposed a town site that became know as Evarts and the rails were laid from Bowdle to the Missouri River in 1900. The compromising gentlemen were caught in a storm as they planned the town site about ten miles southeast of present Mobridge. Their hosts the Gene Overholsers were so hospitable that Mrs. Overholserís maiden name was chosen for the name of the new town. The same year the rails were extended to Evarts. The town soon boasted of saloons, hotels, brothels, gambling houses, and supply stores of many descriptions. Submitted by: Ryan

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