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School house Blizzard

The Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888

South Dakota was still only a territory when it was hit by one of the United State’s most devastating blizzards. From November 1887 through January 1888, ice s...
Red Cloud

Chief Red Cloud

We do not know the exact birth date of this famed Oglala Lakota Sioux leader, but he was likely born in late 1821 or 1822 near the forks of the Platte River in ...
Minuteman Missle

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Even South Dakota played its part in the Cold War by building the Minuteman Missile Site. Operating from 1963 to the early 1990s, there were 15 launch control f...
Crook's Army

The Story of George Crook

Crook was born into a farm family on September 8, 1828, near Taylorsville, Ohio, not far from Dayton. Graduating from West Point on July 1, 1852, he stood 38th ...
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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...