History

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About Spearfish

Founded by homesteaders in 1876, the settlement of Spearfish took its name from the nearby creek of the same name. The fast-flowing Spearfish Creek carried fish...
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Swimming in the Black Hills

The Black Hills are full of hidden swimming holes, scenic streams, and well-used lakes and reservoirs. When the summer heat is in full swing, take a day off and...
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Gem Theatre in Deadwood

Vile, crude, bawdy, crowded, entertaining, and profitable – all terms which were used at one time or another to describe Deadwood’s infamous nineteenth-century ...
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The Cowboy Legend: Casey Tibbs

According to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Casey Tibbs is to the sport of rodeo what Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are to baseball; what Jack Dempsey and Muhammad Ali a...
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Historic Preservation in Deadwood

While it is true that miners founded Deadwood, it was skilled hands with wood, stone, and brick that built this interesting city. Deadwood offers a variety of i...
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Fun Facts: North Dakota

Capital Bismarck Nickname Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State Motto "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and ...
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Fun Facts: Wyoming

Wyoming State Information Capital Cheyenne Nickname Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State Motto "Equal Rights" Admitted To Union July 10, 1890 - 44t...
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Fun Facts: South Dakota

Capital Pierre Nickname The Mount Rushmore State Motto "Under God the People Rule" Admitted To Union November 2, 1889 — 40th ...
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Sightseeing in the Black Hills

The granite spires of the Needles formation, standing a mile above sea level, are the result of millions of years of erosion on the highest elevations east of t...