10 Rare Photos From South Dakota That Will Take You Straight To The Past
From back when South Dakota was still part of just one big Dakota territory, to the gold and land rush, to the early days of the cities and towns we know and live in today – these rare, vintage photographs from up to over a century ago will pull you right back into history and provide a fascinating look at the story of this state.
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Even though we can’t go back there ourselves, photographs are the next best thing to sort of experience what it was like. It’s amazing that there are so many old photographs of South Dakota still around today so we can see them ourselves. Here are some other awesome vintage views into the earliest days of the state.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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