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Selma Grable--Film Collection--ca. 1950s

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 09292 B
Identifier: H2009-098

Content Description

The collection consists of five 8mm color films of the Grable family of Kadoka, SD dated to the mid 1950s. Selma (Hogen) Grable was born November 5, 1910 north of Kadoka. She graduated from Kadoka High School and was united in marriage to Clarence Grable in December of 1933 in Philip. They owned and operated a farm one-half mile west of Kadoka and in 1952 built a home on the west edge of town. Clarence died in December of 1956, Selma died on July 21, 2001.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1950s


0.25 Cubic Feet


Film 1: Black Hills destinations: Needles Highway, Mt. Rushmore, Cosmos Mystery Area, Bear Country USA, Grable and Sons backhoe, German Ethnic dinner, Crain pouring concrete, Vacation scenes, Clay pigeon shooting. Film 2: German Ethnic Dinner at Faith Lutheran Church of Kadoka, Grable Family scenes, Prairie Dogs, Devil’s Tower, Bridge construction, Grable & Sons backhoe, Christmas, Large Crain, Basement construction, Parade in Kadoka, Family Picnic Film 3: Wedding at Faith Lutheran Church, Children, Badlands, Parade (unknown), Parade in Kadoka 1956, Harvesting Antelope, German Ethnic Dinner at Faith Lutheran Film 4: Boat racing on Sheridan Lake – Black Hills, Childs Birthday Party, Kadoka High School Prom and Graduate, Ice Flow – White River, Grable & Sons digging trench, Black Hills Film 5: Roof and garage construction, Parade (unknown), Road maintenance – possibly Interstate 90 construction, Family Footage, Vacation in Texas