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History 605: S2, Ep11 'The Divorce Colony'

How did Sioux Falls become known as the nation’s Divorce Colony? From the 1890s to the first decade of the 20th century South Dakota’s residency laws set the stage for a national discussion about marriage and divorce.

On this edition of History 605, we speak to author April White who brings us back to the high society of the Sioux Falls’ Cataract Hotel and how it became the place where certain women from the east coast could escape a bad marriage.

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