A preview of South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s newest documentary, Vanished South Dakota: Towns of Yesterday, will be presented at the Days of 76 Museum in Deadwood on April 3 at 5:30pm. Vanished SD, which is now in production with a release date later this year, will tell the stories of the many towns which were once thriving centers of commerce but have since nearly (and in some cases totally) disappeared from the map.
Since last summer, SDPB TV producer Stephanie Rissler has been interviewing historians, town elders, and others whose stories have intersected with these now-lost centers of community life in South Dakota. Her work has taken her to all the corners of South Dakota.
This special pre-screening of Vanished will feature stories of Black Hills towns, Tinton and Terry, as well as a discussion of Rissler’s inspiration, creative process, and travels throughout South Dakota as she discovered more and more of these disappearing towns and talked to former residents and neighbors.
For more information, visit: www:sdpb.org/vanished/