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Winn L. Taplin, Sr. Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 04932 A
Identifier: H2013-034

Content Description

The collection consists of nine photographs (2 1/2" x 4") taken in and around Plankinton (S.D.) The photos date to 1918. Winn L Taplin, Sr. (1893-1961), originally from Vermont, graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1916 and spent over six years of his life in Iowa and South Dakota. The images include a photo of main street Plankinton, two images of the main building at the State Training School, two images of cattle, and a photo of a horse drawn swather/windrower. The 1886 Dakota Territory Legislature approved the creation of the Dakota Reform School for delinquent children, with the school opening in Plankinton in 1888. In 1907, the name of the school changed to the State Training School. Two images in the collection show the

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1918



0.1 Cubic Feet

9 photographs