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Town/Community History

Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting storie...
George Custer Feat

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer was born to Emanuel Henry Custer and Maria Ward Kirkpatrick Custer in New Rumley, Harrison County, Ohio, on December 5th, 1839. George o...
Orman Dam Sunset

Rocky Point Recreation Area

During the long and hot days of summer, Belle Fourche locals head to the lake! Visitors don’t have to go all the way to Sheridan Lake to have a blast, as this r...
Mountain Lion

Black Hills Wildlife Photography

The Black Hills area is one of the most beautiful and varied ecosystems in the world. It goes from prairie to mountain in a very short drive and both ecosystems...
Ellsworth Plane

A Tribute to Ellsworth Air Force Base

Over the past 60 years, the Black Hills and and the United States military facility that has evolved into Ellsworth Air Force Base have established a mutually b...
Devils Tower

Devils Tower National Monument

Located on the northwestern edge of the Black Hills, Devils Tower Rises 1,267 feet above the Belle Fourche River to an altitude of 5,112 feet. The tower meas...
Gambling

A Good Bet – Deadwood Gaming

At high noon on November 1, 1989, legalized gambling was reintroduced in Deadwood. The historic and economic transformation of the city began almost immediately...
Native Americans and officials

The History of the Hills

A Brief History of the Black Hills from 1800 The following is by no means a comprehensive story of the Black Hills, nor is it meant to be. It is meant only to ...
Newspapers

A.W. Merrick

Unfortunately, there is not much information available about Deadwood’s first newspaperman Albert W. Merrick (portrayed by Jeffrey Jones in HBO’s DEADWOOD). ...