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History

Deadwood 1876

Al Swearengen

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series "DEADWOOD". Al Swearengen is portrayed in t...
Black Elk Peak

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...
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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...
Deadwood Trail Buggy

Commemorating the Trails to Deadwood

After the Black Hills gold discovery in 1874, prospectors, businessmen, gamblers, prostitutes, and settlers began to "head for the hills" by the thousands. Othe...
Bear Butte

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 ...
Homestake Museum

Homestake and Neutrinos

A Tiny Look at a Large Opportunity The name Homestake is synonymous with the Black Hills region, but the word neutrino is not. Well, at least not outside of ...
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Nuggets of Homestake Mine

Moses and Fred Manuel discovered the Homestake Ledge on April 9, 1876; sank a shaft in the side of a draw; built a crude mill and took out $5,000 worth of gold ...
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George S. Mickelson Trail

To experience a wide cross-section of the history, scenery and serenity of the Black Hills you need go no further than the 109-mile Mickelson Trail. A haven ...
Wounded Knee

Wounded Knee Massacre

On the frigid morning of December 29, 1890, the Miniconjou Chief Spotted Elk and some 350 of his followers were camped on the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. Surro...
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National American University

The National School of Business was established in downtown Rapid City in 1941 with a curriculum that offered secretarial and accounting classes along with othe...