Posted: Sep 22, 2006
To Wall, SD
How much fun you can have on the drive from Pierre to Wall! I drove the "Bad River Road" out of Pierre and saw some really beautiful hills. The Bad River Road is a good digression. It is well graveled and clearly marked. There are a few alternative routes you can take away from it and after driving through barren hills for what seems like forever you pass into gigantic fields of Sunflowers and after a few miles be right back into the wide-open, empty hills.
Forgotten fuel tanks & vehicles in Wendt SD
Sometimes they take the good parts of the car and just levee the axle & tires behind.
The Wide empty spaces south of of the Bad River road
Here is a bridge that has neither a beginning nor end its just the crossing part.
This Old Shed... way out in a big, open field... it's just waiting
Ah, this old wreck of a house in Capa, South Dakota it has the perfect assortment of junk on display.
You can see exactly what happened. They drove up to the log and parked to go inside. When they came out, someone had come along and stolen everything except the front wheels!
yes, it is a Tiny House and it has it's own, private outhouse... wheel it's private if you don't count the mice & snakes lurking about.
Capa, South Dakota probably had a lot foingfor it at one point... there area number of abandoned houses, another that still has signs of occupancy... this is one of the abandoned ones.
Capa has a Church too. though the structure down't look too sturdy, someone has recently takes the effort to carefully burn out the weeds along the entry walk.
A pair of outhouses back behind the old schoolhouse in Capa. I don't think they are plumbed for use.
This old farmhouse was probably home to a large family of a well-off farmer, it certainly could have held them.
This is the church in Cottonwood, South Dakota. yes it looks abandoned and the town itself seems forsaken, but please notice as you drive around how well tended all of the grass is in town. someone must have a riding mower.
Once you have reached Wall, South Dakota, you must stop and pay homage to the dinosaur. Yes, you must. Just do it.