The Divorce Colony

As the 19th century became the 20th, South Dakota found itself, thanks to flexible laws, a divorce capital of the U.S. Here’s the strange tale of the socialites who shaped modern marriage on the American frontier.

“William Thomas was granted divorce on grounds of his wife’s cruelty. According to the Argus Leader, he pleaded ‘too much mother-in-law.'” - April White | Atavist Magazine


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