Town/Community History

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). ...
Wild Bill

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. As a boy in rural Illinois, young James was quite interested in guns, shooting, and compe...
The Revenant

The Revenant: Fact or Fiction?

Released in 2015, The Revenant stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who was mauled by a grizzly bear in South Dakota and left for dead in 1823....