These 9 Photos Of South Dakota In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

There’s something fascinating about looking back at old photos and getting a glimpse into how things used to be. Now over half a century ago, the 1950s was a decade of progress for South Dakota. Take a look at these photographs and see how different things are from then to now.

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A lot of things are certainly different now, and seeing some of these old monuments that are still around today is pretty awesome. Those actually haven’t changed a whole lot since then! Can you spot some of the buildings and signs in the cities that are still there today? I know I saw a few myself in the downtown photographs.

If you’re interested in seeing more old pictures of South Dakota, check out this article with pictures from a couple of decades earlier, during the Great Depression.