Vanished South Dakota: The Final Cut

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SDPB's newest documentary, Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, has been over a year in the making and will make its television premiere on Monday, August 19.  People from across the state have contributed to the project, sharing stories, photos and contact information.  While we would have loved to include each and every town we visited in the final documentary, television time constraints kept us to a shorter list.  Below you can find the towns included in the final documentary as well as several "extras" which will be available to SDPB Passport members online.

And don't worry, we hear you when you say there are more stories to be told and exploring all of our options for doing so.  Stay tuned!  In the meantime, you can help us create more programming like Vanished South Dakota by becoming a member of SDPB here: 


Towns that appear in the final documentary:

Ordway, Brown County 

 Texas Town, Union County 

Albee, Grant County 

Crandon, Spink County

Elrod, Clark County 

Smithwick, Fall River County 

Bonilla, Beadle County 

Norbeck, Faulk County

Argonne, Miner County 

Moritz, Deuel County 

Zeona, Perkins County 

Strool, Perkins County 

Harding / Nashville, Harding County 

Minnesela, Butte County 

Dewey, Custer County 

Manchester, Kingsbury  County 

Verdon, Brown County 

Hooker, Turner County 

Firesteel, Dewey County 

Terry, Lawerence County 

Trojan, Lawerence County

Tinton, Lawrence County

Spokane, Custer County 

Towns that appear as digital extras on the SDPB website:

Crandall, Day County 

Grover, Codington County 

James, Brown County 

Miscol / Lightcap, Dewey County 

Ardmore, Fall River County 

Putney, Brown County 

Devoe, Faulk County 

Sorum, Perkins County 

Esmond, Kinsbury County 

Okobojo, Sully County 

Cascade, Fall River County 

Alsen, Union County 

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