This Is What South Dakota Looked Like 100 Years Ago… It May Surprise You

South Dakota history is rich and fascinating. It’s crazy to think of the differences between life 100 years ago and now. Seeing images from way back when can transport us to those earlier times. Although so much has changed, there are some things that never will. South Dakota’s epic scenery and hard-working way of life are here to stay.

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After this glimpse into South Dakota life 100 years ago, what surprised you most?