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Lewis and Clark Expedition

2004 marked the two hundredth anniversary of one of the more influential explorations in the history of the United States — The Lewis and Clark Expedition of th...
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

In September of 1974, NBC Television introduced America to the Ingalls family, a pioneer family that had made its way west a century earlier. The storyline o...
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Hearst Legacy in the Black Hills

While the Hearst name is widely associated with publishing today, the Hearst influence on mining in the Black Hills is wide and deep in its scope. While it is G...
Mt Rushmore

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...
Mammoth Site

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...

Fort Meade

Historically the Black Hills region was home to Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux Indian tribes. Gold prospecting and settlement of this area in the mid 1870s...
Ft. Laramie

Fort Laramie and the Black Hills

The confluence of the Laramie and North Platte Rivers (in current-day southeastern Wyoming) was pivotal in the history of the American West. It is safe to say t...