History

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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...
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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 ...
Quinn Sunflower

Welcome to Quinn

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 has only a little ov...
Sturgis Rally

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...
Hill City

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 ...
Stargazing

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...
Prairie Dog

Black Hills Wildlife: Prairie Dogs

Prairie dogs are a type of ground squirrel found in North America. Adults usually grow to be 12 to 16 inches long and weigh between one and four pounds. Wild pr...
Rodeo

Our State Sport

This year, break your family out of the city routine for an All-American cowboy experience while you are on vacation. Saddle up the horses and get to the rodeo—...
Chiefs

Lakota or Sioux?

The terms “Lakota” and “Sioux” are often used interchangeably to refer to the tribe of native peoples of the Dakotas, but which is preferred? The word nadoue...