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.
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.
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