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South Dakota is using $5 million in covid 19 funds for ads promoting tourism.
I was in South Dakota once in July, 1963.

We stopped at the Badlands and Mt. Rushmore. Ran into Peter Fonda at Mt. Rushmore. JFK was president at the time and it was a different place back then.

Or maybe it's the same place but most everyone else changed, I'm not sure. I'll have to check the home movies.

The absolute best place we stumbled across was some kind of military surplus air field where they had P-51 Mustangs, Corsairs, B-24s and 25s, B-17s, etc., all behind a cyclone fence but you could get close enough to get a very detailed look at them. It was a few years into the jet age and they were all obsolete.

The single engine planes had the wings folded up into the air, all lined up, literally hundreds of them. So we stopped and my dad shot a whole reel of 8mm film of them, as he told me about them from 20 yrs earlier when he was in WW II.

Back then, the Kodak film came with mailers. If on vacation, you would remove the film from camera and mail it for processing and it would be sent to your house as a viewable reel by the time you got home.

That airfield was the only one that was lost. I've been disappointed in South Dakota ever since.