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Northwest Salmon

 

Webster

Webster was named after James Perry Webster, who came to Day County from Ohio by way of Minnesota in the spring of 1880.


The railroad reached the area in 1880, but Webster was not platted as a town until the following June.


There were three settlers (or families of settlers) at that time - J.P. Webster, Ed Ruggles and J.C. Bush.


Ed Smail was the first man to decide on building and erected part of the Fiksdal store corner.


The old part of the Balzer House (Klein Hotel corner) was finished immediately after Norton and Smail finished their storeroom. Smail was mayor of Webster for 10 years being elected to five successive terms. It was during his administration that the city made great advancements as light, water and sewer systems were installed.


Webster was incorporated as a village in March 1885 and as a city in April 1895.


Today, Webster is the largest town in Day County and the county seat.


City Information

City of Webster

City hall

800 Main St

345-3241

Hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Airport

345-9982

Fire Department

345-3030

Housing Authority

345-3181

Library

345-3263

Police Department

345-4040

Street Department

345-3935

Pool

345-3924

Water Department

345-4032

Webster Armory

345-9990

Youth Center

345-4175

Fiksdal Funeral Home

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