Rare Vintage Footage From The 1930s Shows You How The Depression Affected South Dakota

The Covid-19 Pandemic of 2020 will go down in history as one of the most trying times in our lives, thanks to not only the health implications but also the tanking economy, loss of jobs, and side effects of the long-time quarantine. For our parents and grandparents, however, this is a mere blip on the radar, as many of them lived through the historic Great Depression. To get a better look at this trying time in American history, watch this rare vintage footage that shows just how the Depression affected South Dakota:

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We would love to hear your stories of the Great Depression in the comments! For even more must-see historical footage of South Dakota, check out This Eerie And Fantastic Footage Takes You Inside South Dakota’s Abandoned Bedrock City.

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