Small Town History

Published: Aug. 17, 2017 at 8:20 AM CDT
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Founded in 1854. A railroad town on the prairie back then. Years ago, Walcott had two banks and was considered to be one of the richest communities of its size in the country.

A group from the town historical society wants to preserve Walcott istory

and the pictures and other unique items which go with it. They are trying to establish a local museum.

The Walcott Historical Society has published “Walcott The Early Years.”

1854-1954. It’s a wonderful look back at the community’s rich history. Money from book sales will be used to get the project moving. Compiling the book and information took a year and a half.

Carol Snay and Karen Puck are two of the women in town who are involved in the “museum movement.” Walcott has a wealth of German history. The rich soil made the community an attractive place for immigrants to settle.

The railroad still runs through town. The bank and the Walcott Coliseum are two of the iconic buildings still standing in town. Years ago, Walcott had a brass band.

The town slogan is: “Hearts And Hands Working Together.” A slice of small town charm. A Scott County gem.