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St. Luke's Hospital postcard

Colored postcard showing St. Lukes Hospital. ...more

Mewaldt-Jensen Building

Color slide of the Mewaldt-Jensen building, taken from the south-west. ...more

Citizens Bank Building

Black and white photograph of the Citizens Bank Building on Main Street, Aberdeen, South Dakota. Building roof appears as though it may still be under construction. Photo includes many… ...more

Montgomery Ward Building

Black and white photograph of Montgomery Ward building Aberdeen, S.D. Includes Blackhawk Cafe, hanging window washers. ...more

Lincoln Street

Black and white photograph of Lincoln Street, Aberdeen, S.D. Includes view of Herman Bar, Brown County Courthouse. Caption: Lincoln St. looking North from cor Sec Ave Aberdeen S D ...more

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Aberdeen Area History

For decades, Aberdeen has served as the center of activity in Northeast South Dakota. It has been the hub of the regional railroad network, a jumping off point for homesteaders, and the core of regional education, fine arts and culture. This projects purpose is to highlight and preserve the rich history and contemporary stories of this area. This project would not be possible without the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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Aberdeen Pheasants

Home movie of Aberdeen Pheasants baseball team practicing. This video contains no sound. ...more

1956 Gypsy Day Parade

Home movie of the Gypsy Day parade in Aberdeen, SD. This video contains no sound. ...more

1953 Gypsy Day Parade

Home movie of the Gypsy Day parade in Aberdeen, SD. This video contains no sound. ...more