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MITCHELL, a city and the county-seat of Davison county South Dakota, U.S.A., about 70 m. W.N.W. of Sioux Falls Pop. (1905), 5719; (1910), 6515. Mitchell is served by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul and the Chicago, St Paul, Minne apolis & Omaha railways. Among its buildings and institutions are the city hall, the Federal building, a Carnegie library, a hospital, and a sanitorium. Mitchell is the seat of the Dakota Wesleyan University (1885; Methodist Episcopal). At Mitchell s a " corn palace," which is decorated each autumn with split ears of Indian corn, and is the centre of an annual festival, held n September and October. The city is an important shipping joint for grain and livestock, and has a large wholesale trade. There are railway repair shops of the Chicago, Milwaukee k St Paul railway, machine shops, and manufactories of bricks and dressed lumber. Mitchell was settled in 1879 and chartered as a city in 1883.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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