Pioneer Letters

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Enjoy a view into the past. Each letter in this site dates back to the 19th and early 20th centuries, they tell of the life and times of our pioneer ancestors. Letters written by everyday people about everyday matters - life, death, sickness, prairie fires and snowstorms, their want's and desires.

The letters have not been edited, all grammer and spelling remains as it was delivered. E-mail addresses are shown for those who supplied one. Those which have no e-mail address is done so because of personal request or the e-mail is no longer valid.

NOTE: All counties showing submissions as of February 1, 2005, have the permission of the submitter to continue using their letters on this site.

This South Dakota site is hosted at USGenNet. Your webmaster is Steven Stymiest. Thanks to Darrell Fransen who started these pages and collected the first Pioneer Letters for them.

Note:*** were USGenWeb/SDGenWeb submissions which have been removed from this site.

NOTE:  New page for Unknown added April 14, 2005.

Letters can now be submitted at: Submit Letters

Aurora Beadle Bennett ***Bon Homme Brookings Brown
Brule Buffalo Butte Campbell ***Charles Mix Clark
Clay Codington Cole Corson Custer Davison
Day Deuel Dewey Douglas Edmunds Fall River
Faulk Grant Gregory Haakon Hamlin Hand
Hanson Harding ***Hughes Hutchinson Hyde Jackson
Jerauld Jones ***Kingsbury*** Lake ***Lawrence Lincoln
***Lyman Marshall ***McCook McPherson Meade Mellette
Miner Minnehaha Moody Pennington Perkins Potter
Roberts Rusk Sanborn Shannon Spink Stanley
Sully Todd ***Tripp Turner ***Union Walworth
Washington Yankton Ziebach Unknown Multi Co.