During this activity your students will construct 3 “scaled” models of the Flick Cabin in Custer or a building in your town.
Things To Do
1. Watch Big Towns and Little Towns.
2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)
3. Student Glossary (PDF)
- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.
4. Discussion Cards (PDF)
5. Class Activity - County Special (PDF)
Episode 13 Script
Dakota Life: Vanished Towns
On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called Big Towns and Little Towns. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.
A scattering of crumbling chalk rock cabins on the river bottoms near Marty, SD, on land owned by the Ihanktowan Nation, are all that’s left of a communal ownership scheme.
SDPB visits remnants of once-thriving towns to discover what led to the birth, boom, and demise of formerly prosperous communities throughout the state.
Researching your community? Here are a few online resources for you.
Documentary that looks at the history of South Dakota courthouses. The program highlights several cities across South Dakota that were in the running to be county seats.
The business continued to expand outside of Sioux Falls and had branches in Aberdeen and Rapids City.
The answer — like the answer to so many town etymologies — has to do with the railroad, and a sawmill.