Pheasant Canteen


At the Milwaulkee depot in Aberdeen, you can visit an exhibit that goes into more detail of the history of the war and the Red Cross/USO Canteen. It includes numerous artifacts, photographs and written history in the same building that housed the canteen.

Pheasant Canteen Exhibit

Part of the exhibit at the Milwaulkee depot.

A 38 minute documentary, Aberdeen WWII Red Cross/USO Pheasant Canteen A Living Legacy, is available for purchase at the Aberdeen CVB or the Dacotah Prairie Museum for $10.

Special thanks to the Pheasant Canteen Team, who have put together and preserved the history of this Aberdeen legacy.

Pheasant Canteen Team

Pheasant Canteen Team with Governor Dennis Daugaard. L to R: Lila Schwalbe, Marilee Frankenburger, Patsy Weigel, Governor Dennis Daugaard, Vera Lilly, Ruth Casanova