Scenic USA - South Dakota
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka
Prairie Village, a few miles outside Madison, South Dakota, is a collection of authentic small town buildings from the early 1900s. The 120 acre site appears as a small town from Route 34, complete with homes, a town bank, a church and a train depot. The first group of buildings were moved onto the site of the Eastern South Dakota Thresherman's Annual Jamboree.
Over the years additional buildings were added to the site, bringing today's total nearing 40. A train track was laid around the perimeter and features three vintage locomotives. Matching the historic engines, some of the track was relocated from the Madison switch yard, with rails dating back to 1887.
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