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Dakota Pathways

Rails and Other Roads

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.


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Rails and other Roads Follow the history of South Dakota through the lens of human migration. From the earliest times, humans have made use of animal trails, streams, and rivers to traverse the area now known as South Dakota.

This episode looks at the varieties of transportation used by the people of the region. From roads and rivers, to railroads and super-highways we explore how transportation has affected the development of our state.


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