History

Black Hills Wildlife: Mountain Lions

Mountain lions, also called cougars and pumas, are the largest wildcat in North America. They are two to three feet tall at the shoulders, three to five feet...

Fall Colors and Winter Weather

By Susan Sanders, Rapid City NOAA Office   Sunny, mild days and cool nights are typical during the autumn. Temperatures begin to cool around Labor Day,...

A Haunted Vacation

By Kelsey Sinclair The modern-day Black Hills is built on the remains of centuries of Wild West, homesteader, and Native American history. Over the many years,...

Paha Sapa – The Black Hills

Crazy Horse, Deadwood, Wild Bill Hickok, George Hearst, Red Cloud, George Armstrong Custer, Homestake, Poker Alice, Gutzon Borglum, Peter Norbeck, Rushmore, Kor...

Lead’s Cultural History

The Sanford Lab states that Lead has been called the richest 100 square miles on the entire planet. During its 126 years of mining, more than 41 million ounces ...

Welcome to Quinn

By Kelsey Sinclair All signs may lead to Wall, but tourists can take a side-trip off the beaten path to the tiny town of Quinn. This no-stoplight kind of town ...

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Milestones

1936 Clarence “Pappy” Hoel purchases Indian Motorcycle franchise in Sturgis The Jackpine Gypsies Motorcycle Club was formed. 1938 The first Blac...

Welcome to Hill City

While the "Heart of the Hills" was once referred to as "a town with a church on each end and a mile of Hell in between," the activities of Hill City have tamed ...

Wish Upon a Shooting Star

With the lack of light pollution, western South Dakota has a large number of fantastic stargazing spots. Drive five minutes outside of any of the Black Hill’s s...