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Wayne & Pat Surat are the community of Bijou Hills, South Dakota.
Wayne & Pat Surat are the community of Bijou Hills, South Dakota.

South Dakota Web Roundup

Jul 27, 2012

How many people does it take to make a town hum? In Bijou Hills, they have two — Wayne and Pat Surat. The Surats are keeping the once-bustling Brule County community alive with their vineyard and a website that covers Bijou Hills history

They don’t list population figures for Reva on my map of South Dakota, but the little Harding County location will be holding their 36th annual Turtle Races this weekend. Over in Brookings County, Bruce (population 204) will be celebrating Honey Days

The insulating properties of straw inspired Carthage's museum, which in turn led to Straw Bale Days, held August 3-5 this year. Fishermen and fun lovers will flock to the Walleye Classic & Festival in Akaska (pop. 42) the following week. 

Planning a community event is hard work. Small town boosters deserve extra credit for doing more with less help. Thanks for keeping things interesting, guys!

 

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