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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 made 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 are available to SDPB Passport members online. Watch here.

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!

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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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