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From the Blog

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Log Cabins Tell South Dakota's History

The latest issue of South Dakota History, the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society, features an article on one type of historic structure that appear throughout the state, log cabins. We asked Chris Nelson, State Historic Preservation Specialist, and the author of this piece, how he became interested in log cabins and what keeps him interested.

February 2021

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Three Vital Chapters in Wilder's Life

As William Anderson has pointed out, ninety minutes doesn’t begin to do justice to the richness and complexity of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s life and work. If Prairie to Page, the American Masters documentary which aired last month on PBS, could have been expanded even just another half hour, here are three vital chapters in Wilder’s life worthy of fuller exploration.

January 2021