If You Grew Up In South Dakota In The 1970s You’ll Remember This Beloved TV Show

Did you grow up in South Dakota? If so, you likely remember Captain 11, a popular children’s television show that aired on KELO-TV Channel 11 for 41 years. Join us now as we take a walk down memory lane and revisit the best South Dakota TV show from the 1970s:

Want to revisit an episode of Captain 11? Take a look at this episode from July 2, 1986 posted by KELOLAND News on YouTube:

Dave Dedrick passed away on January 22, 2010. He was 81 years old. Jason Bechler posted this tribute to him on YouTube:

Do you remember one of the most nostalgic South Dakota TV shows? Tell us your memories of Captain 11 in the comments! If you’ve been in South Dakota very long, you probably also know about the World’s Largest Pheasant in Huron, which you can check out here. Are you craving even more 1970s nostalgia? Click on These 7 Photos of South Dakota In The 1970s Are Fascinating.

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What are other famous TV shows from South Dakota? 

Aside from Captain 11, there have not been too many television shows filmed in South Dakota. Despite this, however, there have been a few iconic South Dakota TV shows (most of which were filmed on Hollywood sound stages), including HBO’s Deadwood, Showtime’s Twin Peaks, and the reality series Full Throttle Saloon. (Is it just me or would these shows have been even better if they had actually been filmed on location?)

What movies were filmed in South Dakota? 

While not many TV shows have been filmed in South Dakota, countless cinematic classics have, which include How The West Was Won (Custer State Park), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (Badlands), Dances with Wolves (Pierre and Rapid City), and – surprisingly – Armageddon and Starship Troopers (both of which were also shot in the Badlands). You can discover even more locally-shot films by reading Most People Don’t Know These 9 Movies Were Filmed In South Dakota.

What famous people were born in South Dakota? 

From legendary anchors to beloved game show hosts to beautiful actresses, South Dakota has produced a number of famous faces, including Tom Brokaw (NBC News), Shawn Colvin (singer), Bob Barker (The Price is Right), January Jones (Mad Men), and Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight). Need we mention that beloved author Laura Ingalls Wilder also hails from the Mount Rushmore State? Curious as to who else is from these parts? Make sure to check out our previous article, You May Be Surprised To Learn These 9 Famous People Are From South Dakota.