WPT Archives: 1970s

Quiet changes: Small towns in crisis

Special | 29m 18s

Patterns in small town growth are explored through changes in main street vibrancy, small business, housing encroachment on farm land, development, low crime rates, dying downtown, growing numbers of older citizens, chain stores, and community festivals and gatherings. Marshfield and Evansville, Wisconsin.

Aired: 01/26/79

Rating: NR

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Since 1954, Wisconsin Public Television – then known as WHA-TV – has shared high-quality educational content throughout the state. Right here, you can explore archival footage from some of our early documentaries like “On Wisconsin Women: Issues Facing Women” and “Between the Lines.”