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Craig celebrates in June

(CRAIG)--A history of a Plymouth County town described as small, but big enough to know you is a Centennial accomplishment.

(Image courtesy Craig Centennial)

Sue Moller, a Kansas native who came to Le Mars to attend Westmar College is now Craig's town clerk. Drawing on her family geneology hobby, Moller, with the help of many people, researched and wrote the softcover book.

Moller wanted to preserve correct information recalling a complete history had never been written of its vibrant business and family foundation.

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Craig's roots are from a railroad going through a rural area that led to prosperity for a town whose nearest city neighbor was seven miles away.

Moller believes she was successful in showing what she described as the litany of businesses that existed at different times in the past 100 years.

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Craig's sidewalks standout in the early pictures and are there today.

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Fire often changed the face of the town. Buckets of water were replaced by a large, fire extinguisher on wheels in 1916 after fire destroyed two downtown buildings.

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The town of 89 people celebrates their hometown's 100th birthday June 10-12th. One of Craig's early businesses Farmers Cooperative-Craig marked its its 100th anniversary last year.

Moller will speak about the book next Sunday afternoon at the Plymouth County Historical Museum. The program was rescheduled due to weather conditions yesterday (Sunday).

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