Isn’t old film the greatest thing since sliced bread? Whether it’s family videos, old-time documentaries, or historic interviews, film gives us a first-hand glimpse into the past that we may never have had otherwise, so when we find something this special, you know we have to share it! Since mining played such a huge role in the formation of South Dakota, we were thrilled to find this actual footage from a working mine:

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While the original Homestake Mine is no more, we do have a glimpse of it during its heyday, thanks to Charlie Dean Archives:

Did you or someone you know work at Homestake? We would love to hear about it in the comments! In the meantime, see These 13 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In South Dakota In the 1940s.

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