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    Fort Thompson and Environs

    by Basaic Written Nov 27, 2013

    Fort Thompson is a town of about 1300 (down 7% since 2000) located at the intersection of South Dakota Highways 34 and 47 in Buffalo County in East Central South Dakota. This is an extremely poor part of the country (Buffalo County is the poorest county in the United States). Reportedly, 20% of the homes here have no kitchen or plumbing. There is a larger part of town I did not drive into but I had to stop and photograph this old amd colorful church which appears to be a work in progress. There are two archeological sites near Fort Thompson and the Fort Thompson Mounds which is a group of burial mounds dating to the Plains-Woodland Period (about 800 AD).

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