Sarah Campbell, also known as “Aunt Sally,” staked her place in history by being the first non-Native American woman to come to the Black Hills. In her lifetime, Sarah became the first Black woman to own property or an independent business in the Dakota Territory. She was also the first woman to claim a gold mining site on French Creek near what is now the city of Custer.
The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder are popular even today, but did you know the Ingalls family has ties to the Black Hills? Laura's younger sister, Carrie, lived in Keystone for over 30 years!