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A Brief History of Tech and Infrastructure Development in South Dakota
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Deadwood Telephone Exchange, ca. 1900
Courtesy: Deadwood History Inc.

A visual timeline of advancements in communication technologies and infrastructure in South Dakota from 1832, when a steamboat brought the first piece of mail to a fort on the Missouri River, to the present day, when the COVID-19 pandemic is changing how rural South Dakotans stay connected and in touch with the world.

The Middle of Everywhere - Connecting Rural South Dakota

Preview: A timeline of tech development in South Dakota

Rating: TV-G

A partial timeline of communication and infrastructure developments in rural South Dakota