Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Locations falling into place for South Dakota Camera Club Roundup

The latest news from the Through The Lens Camera Club is that the Easton's Castle home is included in a growing list of locations photographers can enjoy during the South Dakota Camera Club Roundup in Aberdeen on May 3.

This photo and description of the Castle are borrowed from the official Facebook page for preservation efforts of the historic home.


Built in 1888 by C.A. Bliss, pioneer, merchant, farmer and Shorthorn Breeder, the Victorian estate was lost to C.F Easton, Savings and Loan President, in 1893. It was bricked over in 1904 by Russell Easton and saved from demolition in 1967 by Dr. Sam and Jacintha Holman. The yellow brick mansion remains the Holman family home. Extensive renovations of the balloon-framed, board and batten, fish scale barn were destroyed by an arsonist in the 1990's.

More locations are being added to the Roundup as well. Here's what is planned so far -

- historic homes
- Korean War Sculptures at the airport
- The Northern State University campus
Granary Art Gallery This is a self-guided tour and an organized caravan drive to the site will be offered.
- A blooming orchard
- Dakota Prairie Museum
- Evening at the Riverside Cemetery - Self guided tour with interesting old headstones
- Centennial Village at the Brown County Fairgrounds with re-enactors

Registering ahead of time for this free event will help organizers know how many to expect.

You can also find hotel discounts for the weekend by following this link.

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