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All Signs Point to Wall Drug

Driving through South Dakota, visitors see hundreds of signs pointing to Wall Drug. There are signs all over the world leading to this drug store in the small t...
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The Ultimate Black Hills Bucket List

The Black Hills has a seemingly endless number of hiking trails, festivals, iconic restaurants, and unique wildlife, so it can be difficult to fit everything in...
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The Thoen Stone

While the Custer Expedition of 1874 confirmed the presence of gold and shared the finding with the world, there are other accounts that lead some researchers to believe a gold discovery by white miners or traders may have taken place long before 1874...
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About Deadwood

The 1874 discovery of gold in the southern area of the Black Hills set off a great gold rush. Thousands of faceless miners, muleskinners, lawmen, gunslingers an...
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About Custer

Named after General George Armstrong Custer, Custer has the distinction of being the first city established in the Black Hills. Horatio N. Ross, a civilian p...
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Gold Mining in the Black Hills

The Black Hills gold rush and the consequent local mining industry began with the Custer Expedition of 1874. As Custer led his 1000 men through the Hills, two miners attached to the undertaking uncovered small quantities of gold near present day Cust...
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1972 Rapid City – Black Hills Flood

Those of us who lived through that horrible night will never forget—and we hope that others will be prompted to remember the date of June 9, 1972. The mornin...
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Native American Culture and the Black Hills 1865-1873

Superficial attempts were made by the U.S. government to get Indians to sign another treaty in 1865, meanwhile moving in more troops to build more forts. The main chiefs, including Red Cloud, would have nothing to do with it. Finally in 1866-1868, Re...