Landmarks

Gutzon Borglum

"I want, somewhere in America on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet...

The Mammoth Site

For centuries the bones lay buried until discovered by chance in 1974. While excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South D...

The Caving, Climbing Couple

The one thing Jan & Herb Conn loved more than adventures was each other. The husband and wife team were prolific cavers and rock climbers, having discovered...

At the Highest Point

Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains. An old stone fire lookout tower is...

Center of the Nation

21 miles outside of Belle Fourche, the geographical center of the nation is marked by a makeshift sign in a farmer’s pasture. During the beginning of the twenti...

Bear Butte

Bear Butte is a laccolith located near Sturgis on the northeastern slope the Black Hills, an area of uplifted Precambrian formation — made of magma which never ...
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Korcazk Ziolkowski (1908 – 1982)

It is amazing how some lives are bound together, even if those involved never met. That is exactly the case with the famed Oglala Chief Crazy Horse and the fame...
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Norbeck Scenic Byway Gains Recognition

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) recently named the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway in South Dakota’s Black Hills as one of the 10 most beautif...
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Crazy Horse Memorial

Almost 70 years ago Lakota (Sioux) Chief Henry Standing Bear asked Korczak Ziolkowski to create a monument of Crazy Horse in the sacred Black Hills. Today, you ...