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Great new Podcast about Basketball in the upper midwest
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THE DAKOTA BALL PODCAST
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The saga of Oscar Micheaux
Filmmaker of South Dakota
The saga of Oscar Micheaux in South Dakota is a fantastic portrayal of one man’s imagination, perseverance, and entrepreneurial energy— one of the best examples that one can find among all the pioneering tales of the Dakotas. What was a black America
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Clyde Willis Rainford 1905-1948
This is the 3rd in a series of writings authored by Darrel Rainford of Minnesota (1928 - 2005).
Biography: Clyde Willis Rainford 1905-1948 Clyde Willis Rainford was born in Illinois on July 2, 1905. The records don’t say, but chances are that he was born with the long, lean body and thick dark hair that
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How Things Worked - by Darrel Rainford
This is the 2nd in a series of writings authored by Darrel Rainford of Minnesota (1928 - 2005).
Shocking Wheat The customary method to harvest grain (up until approx 1950 when newer smaller combines became available ) was to bind grain wheat, oats, barley into a bundle with a binder. This machine would cut the stalk and head a
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Frances Klapperich Labrie, A Great Cook
This is the 1st in a series of writings authored by Darrel Rainford of Minnesota (1928 - 2005).
Frances Klapperich Labrie, 1877-1960, learned to cook as a young woman when she had a cookcar to feed the threshing teams. She could feed dozens of hungy men without running water in a small kitchen on wheels set in the middle of the field. She made
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Dancin' Man
Bachelor farmer danced his way through life.
“The only thing I like more than dancing is more dancing!” This was the refrain that Clyde Raines repeated to hundreds of female dancing partners in eastern South Dakota during the 40s, 50s, and early 60s. Clyde was unmarried and farmed near the t
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Claremont South Dakota
Why do some communities consistently excel in Sports
CLAREMONT, SD Why do certain small towns and communities seem to have a history of success in sports? Pick any area throughout this Midwestern area and one will find examples of athletic achievments that spanned years or even decades in specific comm
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Rose Bowl Running Back
QUIET BUSINESSMAN PLAYED IN 1916 BOWL GAME
I was about twelve and devoted to every kind of sport; I played basketball and baseball at every opportunity; I listened to college football; I was a Cleveland Indians fan; I knew the entire roster of the Minneapolis Lakers. So, when one day I overhe
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Camping in South Dakota
Plenty of destinations to choose from
Whether you are taking your camper or roughing in a tent, there are plenty of state parks in South Dakota to enjoy. Here is a list. Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve Angostura Recreation Area B Bear Butte State Park Beaver Creek Natur
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Missing South Dakota teens found after 40 years
Creek drought reveals upturned vehicle
Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson, both 17, were on their way to an end-of-the-year school party at a gravel pit in Clay County, South Dakota, when they went missing. Police now say they have solved this cold case when a creek dried up revealing t
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The pumps station, Crandall, South Dakota - Everything But the Gas
THE PUMPS STATION IN EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA
There is nothing very ordinary or typical about the Pumps Gas station in the town of Crandall South Dakota. First off, if you pull into Crandall with your gas-gauge on empty you’re plum out of luck because this gas station has no gas. In fact, if you
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South Dakota coaching legend dies - AberdeenNews.com
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South Dakota coaching legend diesAberdeenNews.com
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