Presentation on theme: "Chronicling the Life and death of a Town Paxton is at what Location? Relative LocationAbsolute Location On the Gregory -Tripp County border 99° West."— Presentation transcript:
Chronicling the Life and death of a Town
Paxton is at what Location? Relative LocationAbsolute Location On the Gregory -Tripp County border 99° West 43° North Near the Nebraska- South Dakota Border Between Dallas, SD and Springview, NE At the intersection of two old Indian trails, now county gravel roads.
Growth as a result of Movement Paxton was the site Of a crossroads between Two Indian trails Ft. Bennett to Ft. Kearney Rosebud to Ft. Randall
Movement patterns changed In anticipation of a rail site Paxton was born in 1908 In anticipation of a rail site Paxton was born in 1908 People settled by horse and wagon Cars soon came later
Place What was Paxton like ? Dirt streets, horses and buggies and a few cars in 1913
In 1911 the original Plat Shows a Saloon, Livery, Theatre, Dance Hall, Two Hotels, Post Office, Grocery Store, General Store, Black- Smith shop, and Haberdashery
What region is Paxton in?
South West Gregory County Cattle country South Central South Dakota North AmericaPheasant landMid west West RiverKELO LAND Dairy Land
Human environmental interaction
When horses were replaced by cars and tractors, livery barns were replaced by gas stations
As cars and roads improved, cities along the railroad replaced off rail towns What theme does this represent? With tractors replacing horses less people were needed to farm the land. What theme does this represent?
Today Paxton is a ghost town as a result of changes in geography It is an open field on a hill Which of the five themes influenced its doom?