This is meant to be a very basic timeline of some events that may have affected your ancestors lives.
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1861 - 1865 Civil War
1880 Dakota Territorial School for the Deaf and Mute Established
1882 Telephone begins operating
1908 South Dakota Central Railway built
1914 - 1918 WW1
1939 - 1945 WW2