Dante, South Dakota

dante-south-dakota“Dante was founded in 1908 but was originally called Mayo, after H.T. Mayo – owner of the local general store. However, in 1910 when the railroad came to the town, officials balked at building a depot in a town named Mayo (a name which for unclear reasons, railroad officials found undignified). The railroad requested citizens rename the town. H.T. Mayo replied that he didn’t care what they renamed it, sarcastically suggesting, ‘You can call it Dante’s Inferno for all I care.'” [. . .]    —Wikipedia

Read about the Security State Bank in Dante, S.D., being added to the National Register of Historic Places here.