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Halbstadt Store -1955.

Credjt: PAM

Rosenfeld Lutheran Church Dedication 1945.

Credit: Louis Pokrant

One reason these towns were able to maintain their population and community identity was the establishment of co-op stores and credit unions. Consumer co-operatives were established at both Plum Coulee and Homdean and while the Homdean Co-op eventually ran into problems, its establishment in the 1940's was indicative of the con­ fidence of small towns in the 1940's.