Two South Dakota locations to be featured on popular TV shows

Two South Dakota locations to be featured on popular TV shows

It was reported recently that two unique South Dakota locations will be featured on popular television shows: Pioneer Auto Show in Murdo will be on The History Channel’s “American Pickers,” and Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop in rural Letcher will be on The Discovery Channel’s “How It’s Made.”

Pioneer Auto Show is a massive collection of classic cars and antiques. Located along Interstate 90, it’s a favorite stop of tourists on their way to Mount Rushmore. “American Pickers” stars Mike Wolfe and Colby Cushman spent a day in August rummaging through the dozens of buildings on the grounds. The anticipated air date is during the spring of 2012.

Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop describes itself as “a family owned and operated carriage and wagon manufacturer established in 1978 and located on the plains of the Dakotas” that provides “the most historically accurate horse-drawn vehicles anywhere this side of the 1800s.” The shop recently announced on its Facebook page that a crew from “How It’s Made” plans to spend three days filming wagon-making and stagecoach-building, with the show to air at a later date.

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Seth Tupper

Seth Tupper was born and raised in South Dakota and earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from South Dakota State University in 2001. After college, he worked at a newspaper in Minnesota and then returned to South Dakota in 2003 to join the staff of The Daily Republic in Mitchell, where he is currently the publisher. Seth has won numerous awards for his writing, including the 2007 Outstanding Young Journalist award in the daily newspapers category of the South Dakota Newspaper Association's Better Newspapers Contest. Seth's day-job and freelance work have granted him opportunities to meet hundreds of South Dakotans and travel across much of the state. He also spends a lot of his free time exploring South Dakota's state and national parks, hiking trails and kayak-friendly rivers.

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