Every year the folks at Aberdeen's Convention and Visitor's Bureau gather to assemble hundreds of pheasant salad sandwiches. It's a tribute to the ladies that first offered the meal between two slices of bread to troops passing through the Hub City during World War 2.
Article from the SD State Historical Society - Troop Trains and Pheasant Sandwiches: The Aberdeen Canteen in World War II
Now, visitors to the area, arriving by plane rather than train, are greeted with a sandwich ahead of the pheasant opener.
Recipes are fun to share, and organizers of the event offer theirs freely.
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