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ORIENT, SOUTH DAKOTA
(Senate - June 26, 2012)

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                          ORIENT, SOUTH DAKOTA


 Mr. THUNE. Mr. President, today I wish to recognize Orient, 
SD. The town of Orient will commemorate the 125th anniversary of its 
founding this year.
  Orient was platted on October 3, 1887. Known as the southern terminus 
of the Roscoe and Orient branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Saint 
Paul Railroad, Orient grew in the coal and lumber trade. As is the case 
with many South Dakota communities, Orient maintains ample 
opportunities for outdoor activities such as pheasant and duck hunting. 
Orient's close proximity to the Lake Louise recreational area provides 
its residents with beautiful hiking trails, camping areas, and fishing. 
The residents of Orient have built a welcoming and close-knit 
community.
  Orient 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 Orient on this landmark occasion and wish them continued 
prosperity in the years to come.


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