Images of the Past
Volumes have been written about South Dakota history but the state's story is also told in drawings, photographs, film, video and other media. "Images of the Past" offers a fresh look at images of the well-known and the nearly unknown places, events, and people of South Dakota's past.Visit Images of the Past Website
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How Rapid City photographer Bill Groethe got group shots and portraits of the old warriors
Two stories from South Dakota's settlement days.
A frontier outpost established during the Civil War is now a South Dakota State Park.
The first modern hot air balloon was designed and built in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
This rare two-story cabin holds stories of adventure, deceit, and romance.
Historic firearms and their connections to people and events in South Dakota's past.
South Dakota's been on film since the very beginning.
1936 film shows operations at what was once the world's deepest gold mine.
A 1917 photo of the Stockyards was lost for 63 years but found in an odd place.
How the construction of a large livestock facility was possible in Sioux Falls.
At one time, the Sioux Falls Stockyards were the 10th largest in the U.S.
The road to the 1932 winter Olympics went through Canton, South Dakota.
An early telephone network to rival the Bell system was established in Aberdeen, SD.
An Army Corps of Engineers film shows construction of a Missouri River Dam
Ed Yost flies a balloon he designed with others at Raven Industries in Sioux Falls, SD.
Hitch-hiking G.I.s out for a night on the town in L.A. got more than they bargained for.