An exhibit featuring historical maps layered on current map imagery. Compare current street maps or satellite imagery to selected maps from the AAHRC. Fade between the imagery to compare the historical to today.
During World War II, Aberdeen provided free lunches to soldiers passing through the Chicago-Milwaukee depot on their way to deployment. This exhibit explores the history of Aberdeen's "Pheasant Canteen."
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.