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The Story of Keystone

Following the 1876 discovery of placer gold in Battle Creek, just east of present-day Keystone, a settlement named Harney (for the nearby mountain) was establis...

Visit Hill City

Hill City originally attracted gold miners when it was founded in 1876 but had better luck with tin in the 1880s, and later, the railroad industry. Once notori...

Visit Ellsworth AFB

Ellsworth Air Force Base has been closely aligned with the Rapid City area since 1942, when it was established as a training location for the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber that was being used by the Allies in their battle against the Axis powers ...

Mystery Monday Week 4 Revealed

This week's Mystery Monday post generated a lot of comments! Was it the fact that people recognized the spot? Or because we were giving away a prize? Proba...
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Visit Deadwood

When placer gold was discovered in a creek that ran through a gulch full of dead trees in 1876, prospectors flocked to the area and a boom town sprang up pract...

Take a Hike: Waterfalls of Spearfish Canyon

Spearfish Canyon is a true natural wonder, one that Frank Lloyd Wright found "even more miraculous" than the Grand Canyon! It's a dramatic landscape of towering limestone cliffs carved by the waters of Spearfish Creek. It's a very popular attraction...
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Visit Custer

Founded in 1875 near the site where gold was first discovered in French Creek, Custer is the oldest established town in the Black Hills. This small community i...

Visit Belle Fourche

Situated in a fertile valley at the confluence of the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers in southern Butte County, Belle Fourche is an important agricultural hu...
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The Story of Belle Fourche

This town's location at the confluence of two rivers led early French settlers to name it Belle Fourche ("beautiful fork"). Its lush setting at the point where Hay Creek and the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers converge attracted beaver trappers we...

Mystery Monday Week 3 Revealed

This week's mystery location didn't prove to be much of a mystery to a few of you, who recognized this... ...as the water stop at the 1880 Train depot i...