State of South Dakota
Representatives Nelson, Boomgarden, Burg, Carson, Cutler, Davis,
Halverson, Kirkeby, Koistinen, McLaughlin, Noem, Novstrup (David),
Rounds, and Sigdestad and Senator Greenfield
A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION,
Honoring the friends and citizens of Lake Norden
during their town's one hundredth anniversary.
in the fall of 1906 a group of farmers met in the Roisum school house to
determine a way to convince the South Dakota Central Railroad Company to service their area.
Once the railroad was located, J.L. Wagner platted a townsite on Tuesday, October 15, 1907,
and on October 17, 1907, building began in this new area; and
the future for this quaint community of Lake Norden was so bright that the
towns of Dolph and Poinsett pulled up stakes and relocated there. This area became known as
Lake Norden because Iver C. Gilbertson thought it appropriate to name the town and nearby
lake for "Norden er et Saskenlag", a song he enjoyed; and
Lake Norden is now home to four hundred thirty hardy souls. Lake Norden is
a town of dreams and a wonderful place to come home to:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED,
by the Eighty-second Legislature of the
State of South Dakota, that the friends and citizens of Lake Norden be honored and remembered
during their town's centennial to be celebrated July 6-8, 2007.