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Mystery Monday Week 5 Revealed

This week's Mystery Monday location didn't leave too many of you stumped. Plenty of people recognized this distinctive pink spotted sculpture... ...as ...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Visit Keystone

Like many Black Hills communities, Keystone was established as a mining community during the Black Hills Gold Rush. Gold, mica, tin, feldspar, a...

The Story of Keystone

Following the 1876 discovery of placer gold in Battle Creek, just east of present-day Keystone, a settlement named Harney (for the nearby mountain) was established as a base of operations for gold prospectors seeking their fortunes. Fred Cross arrive...

Visit Hill City

Hill City originally attracted gold miners when it was founded in 1876 but had better luck with tin in the 1880s, and later, the railroad industry. Once notori...

Visit Ellsworth AFB

Ellsworth Air Force Base has been closely aligned with the Rapid City area since 1942, when it was established as a training location for the B-17 Flying ...

Mystery Monday Week 4 Revealed

This week's Mystery Monday post generated a lot of comments! Was it the fact that people recognized the spot? Or because we were giving away a prize? Probably a little bit of both. In any case, when we asked if you knew this location... P...
Mount Moriah

Visit Deadwood

When placer gold was discovered in a creek that ran through a gulch full of dead trees in 1876, prospectors flocked to the area and a boom town sprang up pract...
Round Up

Visit Custer

Founded in 1875 near the site where gold was first discovered in French Creek, Custer is the oldest established town in the Black Hills. This small community is considered one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills, with an extensive network...

Visit Belle Fourche

Situated in a fertile valley at the confluence of the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers in southern Butte County, Belle Fourche is an important agricultural hu...