"When South Dakota was officially organized as a territory by Congress in March 1861, the site of Tyndall was just a part of the great rolling prairie. As a town it came into being when the railroad came through the country. The first building was the (Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad) depot, and the first freight shipment was a box of rabbits (shipped December 9, 1879 to Portage WI by Alois Zienert). However, previous to that time, Dan Currier, a pioneer of imagination, had moved into the vicinity at the first signs of building the railroad, and had built his home on the very spot where he thought the railroad ties would be placed. He built a village of his own and named it Danbury. "