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Hammer, South Dakota

Hammer, South Dakota

This is Hammer, South Dakota, on the Lake Traverse Reservation in Roberts County, South Dakota.  In my best estimation, the actual townsite now consists of one inhabited home, and a number of abandoned structures.

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Enterprise Township School

Enterprise Township School

This is an abandoned Enterprise Township School in Roberts County, South Dakota, just a few miles north of Sisseton.

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Brown Earth Church and Cemetery

Brown Earth Church and Cemetery

Brown Earth Church and Cemetery was built in 1877 and was the first church in Grant County, South Dakota. This was my primary destination when I went exploring abandoned places one weekend. It’s not far from I29 and I would highly recommed you stop for a visit if you’re ever passing through.

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White Rock, South Dakota

White Rock, South Dakota

I set out for White Rock, South Dakota on the suggestion of a visitor with the intention to shoot what remains, a shoot of some significance for me since it is my first foray into shooting the abandoned in South Dakota.

Ten years ago, my fellow photographer Terry Hinnenkamp suffered a catastrophic car break down on the way to check out White Rock in a little white car he drove at the time, and I couldn’t help but think I might be tempting fate by returning in a little white car myself.

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