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Marion (Junction), South Dakota, is a town (1955 pop. 775, about one third Mennonites) in Turner County, in the southeastern part of the state. It was laid out in August 1879 and named after the daughter of one of the officials of the Milwaukee Railroad Company. It was on the eastern edge of a large Mennonite settlement and consequently served as an important Mennonite trading center. The Tieszen Home for the Aged (now Tieszen Memorial Home) is located here. It also had in 1955 two chiropractic clinics operated by the grandsons of Derk Tieszen, who came from Russia in 1874 and became well known as a "bone-setter."

Author(s) J. D Unruh
Date Published 1957

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Unruh, J. D. "Marion (South Dakota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 26 Mar 2017.,_USA)&oldid=89374.

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Unruh, J. D. (1957). Marion (South Dakota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 March 2017, from,_USA)&oldid=89374.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 484-485. All rights reserved.

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