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Small-town colleges gone, but nostalgia remains

Published 10/24/2009, The Daily Republic

Converted buildings, assorted photos and memories are all that remain of three once-vibrant colleges in small towns in the Mitchell region. As visitors — and perhaps even younger residents — cruise through Wessington Springs, Freeman or Springfield, it may be difficult these days to casually detect the remnants of the colleges that once were the focal points of those communities, none of which today has more than 1,300 residents.

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