Some immigrants had come to the Lakota area before the railroad was built.  Once the railroad was built in 1883 more immigrants started coming to Lakota.  In September of 1883 the Larimore Pioneer announced that Mr. Hubby, Lakota, expected 60 immigrant families in the spring. In April, 1900, the news noted that Lakota seemed to be receiving its share of immigrants with three to four cars unloading daily.  A car usually carried one immigrant family and their possessions.  Many settlers kept coming to this area for the broad expanse of fertile land, natural scenery and healthful climate.