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Hot Springs establishes legacy for South Dakota Civil War Veterans

South Dakota State Veterans Home, Hot Springs, 1893.
Michael Fitzmaurice Veterans Home
South Dakota State Veterans Home, Hot Springs, 1893.

The interview attached above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.

The town of Hot Springs has a reputation as a veterans' community and it's been that way for longer than you might think. The forerunner of what is now the Michael Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home was founded during the 1880s, largely due to the efforts of the many Civil War veterans living in the Territory at the time.

SDPB producer Brian Gevik joins Megan Feighery on In the Moment. He explains how the Veterans home is perhaps the greatest peacetime legacy of South Dakota's Civil War veterans in the state.

Chris is a producer for In the Moment.
Carl Norquist is a producer and writer for In the Moment. An EMMY-winning producer, Carl previously worked for KTIV News 4 in Sioux City, IA. Carl is a Minnesota native and graduate of Augustana University with majors in Art and English.
Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.