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History of Flaxville

The town of Flaxville started as the second RR siding in Daniels County when Great Northern built the branch line. Its boom started in 1913 when some businesses moved in from Orville to be next to the rails and a number of other firms started new.

As in most new towns along the rails, the depot was of prime importance. Trains were the fastest means of travel and the telegraph was widely used.

Flaxville prospered for several years with may business and professional people coming and going. There were possibly as many as thirty firms operating in the town at its peak.

The "dirty thirties" took their toll, but the biggest decline in the business community came as a result of improved transportation in the '40s and '50s as people traveled to larger towns for shopping and entertainment. Farms also got larger and farmers fewer with modern equipment cutting down on necessary labor force.

The Town of Flaxville incorporated in 1955. It boasts complete municipal water and sewer systems and street signs. It has oiled highways heading in from all four directions

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