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The city of Lemmon is in Perkins County, South Dakota. In the late 1870s, George Edward Lemmon moved from his family home in Nebraska to the Black Hills of South Dakota. He had been a very successful cattle rancher, and in 1902, he settled on a 865,000-acre ranch called L-7, situated near the present site of Lemmon. This ranch was, at one time, the largest fenced pasture in the world. George relocated several years later to the new town which would one day be named after him, to make a life in the place where the Milwaukee Railroad crossed the Missouri River. Om 1907, the town was platted at the same time that aTent Town began to grow.

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