Photographer Bill Pay to Host a Visual Tour of Sioux Falls’ Past at Caille Branch Library

There’s every chance that Bill Pay’s career as a commercial photographer is the longest running in the state. At age 15, he took a part-time job as an errand boy with a local photography studio. Within a year, he was a photographer. In 1953, with high school and college behind him, he opened a retail photography store at 30th Street and South Minnesota Avenue.

The long-time Sioux Falls photographer and historian will display and discuss his collection of Sioux Falls photos taken in the 1950s and 1960s on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 7 to 8 p.m., at Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch, 4100 South Carnegie Circle. Pay’s aerial and ground photos vividly capture Sioux Falls’ landmark buildings, undeveloped land, and more. He’ll talk about the stories and history that go along with each picture.

 For more information, please call Siouxland Libraries’ Caille Branch at 367-8144 or visit

If an ADA accommodation is needed, please contact the Human Relations Office at 605‑367‑8745 (voice), 605-367-7039 (TTY), or at least 72 hours before the event.

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