Culture

A Good Bet

At high noon on November 1, 1989, legalized gambling was reintroduced in Deadwood. The historic and economic transformation of the city began almost immediately...

A Night at Central States Fair

Rapid City’s Central States Fair is held from August 18 through 27 this year at the fairgrounds, and will entertain thousands of people from young to old. But n...

2017 Black Hills Powwow

The annual Black Hills Powwow is held in Rapid City and is one of the best Native American cultural events in the country. For over three decades, the powwow ha...

The History of the Hills

A Brief History of the Black Hills from 1800 The following is by no means a comprehensive story of the Black Hills, nor is it meant to be. It is meant only to ...

A.W. Merrick

Unfortunately, there is not much information available about Deadwood’s first newspaperman Albert W. Merrick (portrayed by Jeffrey Jones in HBO’s DEADWOOD). ...

Wyatt Earp in the Black Hills

Wyatt Earp has been popularized as the fearless frontier lawman of the Kansas cow towns, and as the main character in the incident known simply as “the Gunfight...

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. As a boy in rural Illinois, young James was quite interested in guns, shooting, and compe...

Families Climb Crazy Horse Memorial

On June 3 and 4, hikers took the opportunity to see Crazy Horse’s head up close up during the 10K walk. Over 9,000 hikers took on the 6.2 mile hike start...

Seth Bullock

If the Black Hills of the late 1800s and first decades of the 1900s ever had “ a man for all seasons” he may well have been Seth Bullock. A contradiction in ...

Poker Alice Tubbs

Alice Ivers was born on February 17, 1853, in Devonshire, England. She and her family moved to Virginia when Alice was in her late teens, eventually migrating t...