Photo a Day Challenge


An urban 1880s setting constructed from actual old buildings by a movie company in 1972 in a small South Dakota town near I-90 was abandoned without ever being used for a film.  With the onset of winter as the setting was completed, the movie company gave the setting to Clarence Hullinger from whom they had borrowed antiques to fill the main street and some of the buildings. The town has since been further developed with additional original buildings and antiques and has become an attraction off I-90 Exit 170.


10 responses

  1. I can’t see Clint, he must be in the Bar buying Cigarellos.

    October 29, 2012 at 6:55 am

    • He was in the Longhorn Saloon talking to an empty chair. Nobody else was around.

      October 29, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  2. Wow! Great scene and a great story.

    October 29, 2012 at 10:50 am

  3. regularman

    Nice take on the theme. Everything is relative. (Very funny comment about the chair by the way!)

    October 29, 2012 at 9:54 pm

  4. odd that someone hasn’t used it for a film it is beautifully constructed…

    October 30, 2012 at 2:23 am

  5. Tammy

    Love, love, love this scene…looks like a movie set!

    October 30, 2012 at 9:38 am

  6. I love it!! I am really enjoy all of the photos from there. Do you have ones of that coach? Very cool!!

    October 30, 2012 at 9:53 am

  7. Oh, to live in a time of no traffic jams.

    October 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

  8. Lovely scene!

    November 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

  9. That is one great image, love the composition!

    November 4, 2012 at 11:26 am

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