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Take an exciting journey through more than a thousand years of South Dakota history with this Emmy Award-winning twenty-episode series. From our state’s ancient beginnings through contemporary times, Dakota Pathways: A History brings the stories of South Dakota’s people and places to life.

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

Archival Class Photo in Front of the School

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

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