10 Rare Photos Taken In South Dakota During The Great Depression
South Dakota has had a colorful and rich history and the era of the Great Depression is no exception. These black and white photos of life in South Dakota between 1929 and 1939 give us a glimpse into life back in the day. Besides the Depression, the state also suffered the effects of severe dust storms.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here: onlyinyourstate.com/nominate
During the Great Depression, many South Dakotans abandoned farms and homes to move into towns and cities to find work. Many of these homesteads stand empty still today, looking much the same as they did in these vintage photos.