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Springtime Flowers and the Summer Breeze

Spring around the Black Hills is cool. Daytime highs in May average in the 60s and warm into the 70s during June. Overnight temperatures are still chilly—especi...
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W.E. Adams

W.E. Adams was born to parents James Windsor and Sarah Ann (Prettyman) Adams in Michigan on May 13, 1854. The family later moved to Fairbault, Minnesota. Accord...
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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 town of Wall. It likely has the most effective marketing campaign in the state’s history! ...

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...
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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 and gamblers moved into the northern part of the Black Hills of Dakota Territory in 1876 whe...
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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 m...
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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 morning of June 9th dawned with a humid and foggy haze covering much of the eastern Black Hills ...