Vanished South Dakota: Catching Up on Alsen, Tinton and Terry

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Our travels across South Dakota have taken us to more than 50 "vanished" towns. Stephanie Rissler sat down with Lori Walsh to talk about a few highlights of her recent trips.

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Catching Up with Stephanie Rissler's Vanished South Dakota Production

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SDPB's Stephanie Rissler has been on the road in search of vanished towns in South Dakota, along with the history behind them. This series is called Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday. She joined our In the Moment radio program on Wednesday, October 10 today from our studio in Vermilion to help us catch up with where she has been.

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Vanished South Dakota: Watch the Official Preview

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Take a sneak peek at one of SDPB's biggest upcoming projects, our new documentary Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday

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Vanished South Dakota: Sorum

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SDPB's Stephanie Rissler went west last week to capture the stories of the most remote vanished towns in the state, including Sorum. She shares photos from her travels here.

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Vanished South Dakota: Smithwick

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Our travels this week took us to Fall River County, including the once bustling town of Smithwick. Not quite vanished, but certainly not the busy town it once was.

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Vanished South Dakota: Dewey

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Located in the far southwest corner of South Dakota, Dewey was once an important destination for cattlemen shipping their stock to market.

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Vanished South Dakota: Rise and Fall of the Railways

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Many of South Dakota's towns came into existence, and subsequently disappeared, in conjunction with the spread of rail lines across the state.

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So You Think You Know Your SoDak Trivia?

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As we travel across South Dakota for our upcoming Vanished South Dakota documentary, we are learning many fun and interesting facts along the way. See if you know some of the more obscure trivia from these lost towns!

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Vanished South Dakota: Our Inspiration

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SDPB's upcoming Vanished South Dakota documentary was inspired by the public feedback for a Dakota Life short we aired in 2017. It is through the support and ideas from our members that great things can come to life--Thank you!

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Vanished South Dakota: The List (In Progress!)

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As we put together our game plan for the Vanished South Dakota documentary, a list of towns is emerging that includes well-known and not-so-well-known spots across our state.

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Vanished South Dakota: Moritz

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Moritz, South Dakota, located near Clear Lake, once boasted a lumberyard, general store, stockyards and even an outdoor movie place and dancehall. Today little remains except memories.

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Vanished South Dakota: Elrod

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Little remains of the once thriving community of Elrod, SD. A silent memorial to the vanished town is the steps that used to welcome students into the Elrod School.

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Vanished South Dakota: Texas Town

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A steamboat stop on the Missouri, a passageway for runaway slaves, a foothold in early Dakota Territory...learn what we found out on our second stop for our Vanished Towns of South Dakota documentary, Texas Town.

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Vanished South Dakota: Changing Boundaries

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As the SDPB team does background research for our upcoming documentary Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, we learn that not all maps are created equal (or even very nearly the same!)

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Landmarks: Norway Township Hall

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The simple block-house Norway Township Hall was once a conduit to the Statehouse. 

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