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Dakota Pathways Episode 13 - Big Towns, Little Towns

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Date Created 11/12/2010 5:34:07 PM
Grade Level 3-5
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Category Social Studies

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What makes a town grow? What makes a town shrink? Why do some towns form by rivers and others out on the prairie? This episode looks at what has made towns like Sioux Falls and Rapid City grow continuously and why some towns like Detroit SD disappear. It examines the economics of city growth and rural decline throughout our state's history.

(factory, jobs, Government, farming, mining, tourism, ghost town, Dakota Territory, college, university, Aberdeen – Hub City, railroad, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Watertown, Keystone, niche)

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