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    Default Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by kathy


    : We were through Bonilla, South Dakota, in June. It's

    : in south eastern SD. It sure looked deserted. Can

    : anyone tell me anything about the little town? thanks




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by bad bob


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    : : We were through Bonilla, South Dakota, in June. It's

    : : in south eastern SD. It sure looked deserted. Can

    : : anyone tell me anything about the little town? thanks



    : What time was it? Most of the little towns there roll up the streets & sidewalks about 6pm. I lived in Huron (about 15 miles south of Bonilla), for about 10 years. Did you stop in Huron? They roll up the streets about 8-9pm.

    : bad bob.




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by kathy


    : Bad Bob, it was mid morning on a week day. Our

    : hometown rolls up the streets at 8 p.m. I understand

    : how little towns are. Yes, we went through Huron.






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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by bad bob


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    : : Bad Bob, it was mid morning on a week day. Our

    : : hometown rolls up the streets at 8 p.m. I understand

    : : how little towns are. Yes, we went through Huron.



    :

    : Hiya Kathy. Well, you just shot down that theory. But Bonilla hasn't made the gt list yet.

    : It will be interesting to me, to see what, (if anything) has happened there.

    : bad bob.




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by Debbie


    : :

    : : : Bad Bob, it was mid morning on a week day. Our

    : : : hometown rolls up the streets at 8 p.m. I understand

    : : : how little towns are. Yes, we went through Huron.



    : :

    : : Hiya Kathy. Well, you just shot down that theory. But Bonilla hasn't made the gt list yet.

    : : It will be interesting to me, to see what, (if anything) has happened there.

    : : bad bob.




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by Debbie


    : : I grew up near Bonilla and was confirmed and married in the Bonilla Presbyterian Church. What a wonderful town it used to be. Bob's Corner used to be the little gas station along the Highway and I think most everyone that lived in the town is related to me. Years ago, it was a busy little town. Myron Floren used to play for dances there. It was before my time. Not much left there besides the church, which still has an active membership. Lots of little kids as I was at their Sunday School Christmas Program on Christmas Eve. My parents still are members there. There isn't anything on the streets to roll up anymore. The busy time in that town now is in October when the church holds their annual bazaar. Wonderful fellowship.

    : : : We were through Bonilla, South Dakota, in June. It's

    : : : in south eastern SD. It sure looked deserted. Can

    : : : anyone tell me anything about the little town? thanks



    : : What time was it? Most of the little towns there roll up the streets & sidewalks about 6pm. I lived in Huron (about 15 miles south of Bonilla), for about 10 years. Did you stop in Huron? They roll up the streets about 8-9pm.

    : : bad bob.




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by Darla


    : : We were through Bonilla, South Dakota, in June. It's

    : : in south eastern SD. It sure looked deserted. Can

    : : anyone tell me anything about the little town? thanks



    : I grew up in Bonilla, leaving there in 1969. At the time I grew up there were about 40 people living there. When my parents retired to the city, Huron, several years ago there were only 9 people left. The area was settled by predominantly Scandinavian settlers. At one time it was an active railroad town with 2 grain elevators, a coal chute, post office, hotel, blacksmith, restaurant, 2 grocery stores, creamery, school, etc. It was a wonderful place to learn about life, and the buildings in that tiny town hold lots of memories for me. The church is still an active Presbyterian church, with the membership coming from families of nearby farms. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them.




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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by Kevin brown

    : :Hello, I Don't Know Too Much About The Town As Yet But I Hope To In The Near Future. To My Knowledge There Is No Stores Or Post Office,Etc. I Just Bought A Big House There That I Am Planning On Remodling. But The Town Is In Need Of Alot Of Work. On The New Map Bonilla Isn't Even Listed So I Don't Know If It Is Even Condired A Town Anymore But The Streets And So Forth Need A Suface Instead Of Mud. Many Building Need To Be Looked At Carefully. Some Can Be Saved Some Need To Be Knocked Down but I Am Sure There Is Alot Of History Behind The Walls Of Those Old Buildings
    : That Is About All I Can Add!!
    : : : We were through Bonilla, South Dakota, in June. It's
    : : : in south eastern SD. It sure looked deserted. Can
    : : : anyone tell me anything about the little town? thanks

    : : What time was it? Most of the little towns there roll up the streets & sidewalks about 6pm. I lived in Huron (about 15 miles south of Bonilla), for about 10 years. Did you stop in Huron? They roll up the streets about 8-9pm.
    : : bad bob.


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    Default Re: Bonilla, South Dakota

    Originally posted by Brenda

    : Bonilla is probably completely deserted. My father was born there is 1942 and his family moved to Wolsey in approximately 1949. I believe his old home was recently purchased and will become a historic site. I am pretty sure nobody lives there anymore


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