Trolleys on Aberdeen Streets - 1910-1922

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Throughout the 1910s, most of Aberdeen enjoyed streetcar service.

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Music and Immigrants of Dakotah

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Dakota Territory was a melting pot of people who were searching for a better life. With all their differences in backgrounds, one thing brought them together, music.

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Spokane, South Dakota - Black Hills Ghost Town

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The failed mining town of Spokane, South Dakota, is one of about 200 ghost towns in and around the Black Hills.

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Deadwood's First Female Doctor

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Dr. Flora Hayward Stanford was an energetic and compassionate physician who came to Deadwood in 1888.

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The Sioux Falls Stockyards - 1917 - 2009

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The Stockyards operated continuously for nearly a century and contributed greatly to the growth and prosperity of Sioux Falls.

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Holy White Man

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Frontier doctor Valentine McGillycuddy had a positive relationship with the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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The Canton Ski Hill - 1912-1944

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In 1932, the road to the winter Olympics passed through Canton, South Dakota.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

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One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade

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Seth Bullock led a cadre of cowboys rode in Teddy Roosevelt's Inaugural Parade. The were the stars of the show and every man had a unique story.

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Images of the Past: Settlement Stories

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The first installment of Settlement Stories featuring the Germans from Russia of Freeman and Frawley Ranch aired Monday, January 15, 2018. Watch the entire episode here.

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George Crook - The Forgotten General

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The story of George Crook and his soldiers is one of the more harrowing in the history of Dakota Territorial settlement.

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The Dubious Character of Miss Inez Sexton

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On her own in early Deadwood, even a reputable woman could be targeted by nefarious entrepreneurs.

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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

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A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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Powering Through South Dakota Snowstorms

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The problem of snow removal is nothing new for South Dakota but the way we approach it has changed over the decades.

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United Nations in the Black Hills

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In 1945, U.S. Rep. Francis Case asked President Roosevelt to consider locating the UN headquarters in the Black HIlls.

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