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Blackboards and Computers Even since territorial days, citizens of the present state of South Dakota have been concerned with the education of their

children. From the early log cabins that served as the first schoolhouses to the present day modern schools, citizens have always put education first in their list of concerns. This episode looks at the history of education in South Dakota, and how we have progressed from blackboards to computers, and what this has meant to the growth of the state.


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