Sometimes the best way to travel through an old ghost town is to have someone who lived there drive you around. Since Grampa lives in Washington State and I’m in California and “our” ghost town is in South Dakota, the next best thing is to have pictures from him that outline on the back exactly what each thing is…
So here is Grampa’s tour of Capa, South Dakota for us. Grampa lived there in the 1920s and 1930s. He attended the one room school house and Catholic Church for 11 years.
For reference, Capa, South Dakota is here:
There are some wonderful pictures of Capa that another person took here:
There is a book about Jones County called Proving Up and I scanned this photo out of the book of a 1917 class outside the school. This is 2 years before Grampa was even born, but it looks like a different school house. I wonder if there was a rebuild? Another question for Grampa...
I also found this and it's one of his aunts but he can't remember which.
Without further ado, here is Grampa's tour: