The photo on the left is Logan Dam, a WPA project of the 1930s. The concept was that “water attracts water” so this dam was built to combat drought conditions. Logan Dam served as a fishing, swimming, and boating area for families in Logan Township, Clark County, South Dakota. These photos were taken in the early 1980s.
The photo on the right shows some of the early fall colors. This area included the main pasture across the road from the farm buildings. The dark line in the distance is the earthen dam graded to trap water for the cattle.
These images are from the farm area where my husband Jim was raised, about five miles southwest of Raymond, South Dakota.