HISTORICAL MUSINGS | Small Pond, Big Fish: Elk Point and William Dupont

HISTORICAL MUSINGS | Small Pond, Big Fish: Elk Point and William Dupont

In “Small Pond, Big Fish: Elk Point and William DuPont,” John D. Fowler reflects on the connection between the famed DuPont family and the town of Elk Point, where William DuPont moved in 1891 to take advantage of South Dakota’s lenient divorce laws. Although DuPont lived in Elk Point for only a short time, he and his second wife impacted the community in ways that continued for decades. Today, the high-school football stadium occupies the site of his former home.

Fowler received his law degree from the University of Virginia, worked for multiple law firms in New York, and currently serves on the board of trustees of the South Dakota State Historical Society.