(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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[Pages S4634-S4635]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                          FULTON, SOUTH DAKOTA

 Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize Fulton, 
SD. The town of Fulton will commemorate the 125th anniversary of its 
founding this year.
  Fulton sits in the northwest section of Hanson County and became a 
town in June of 1887. Originally part of the Great American Desert, 
Fulton began as a railroad town during the early days of Dakota 
Territory. The first settlers in Fulton withstood numerous hardships 
such as troublesome horse thieves, prairie fires, and the devastating 
blizzard of October 14, 1880, whose sudden and devastating force tied 
up the railroad service and marooned every settlement in the area.

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Fulton prides itself on its excellent pheasant hunting and fertile 
farmland. The area was described by an early surveyor as ``an 
attractive place to one seeking a good farm or a pleasant home,'' and 
Fulton still maintains that appearance today.
  Fulton has been a successful community for the past 125 years, and I 
am confident it will continue to serve as an example of South Dakota 
values and traditions. I would like to offer my congratulations to the 
citizens of Fulton on this landmark occasion and wish them continued 
prosperity in the years to come.