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Fun Facts: Wyoming

Wyoming State Information Capital Cheyenne Nickname Big Wyoming, Equality State, Cowboy State Motto "Equal Rights" Admitted To Union July 10, 1890 - 44t...

Fun Facts: South Dakota

Capital Pierre Nickname The Mount Rushmore State Motto "Under God the People Rule" Admitted To Union November 2, 1889 — 40th State Size 77,121 ...
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Sightseeing in the Black Hills

The granite spires of the Needles formation, standing a mile above sea level, are the result of millions of years of erosion on the highest elevations east of the Rocky Mountains. The Paha Sapa (Lakota for “Mountains that are Black” ) still provide t...

Crazy Horse Memorial

Almost 70 years ago Lakota (Sioux) Chief Henry Standing Bear asked Korczak Ziolkowski to create a monument of Crazy Horse in the sacred Black Hills. Today, you ...
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Chinese Influence in Early Deadwood

When you think of the early days of Deadwood, what group comes immediately to your mind—miners, gamblers, prostitutes—others portrayed so convincingly in HBO's ...
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Wind Cave National Park

President Theodore Roosevelt approved the establishment of Wind Cave National Park on January 9, 1903. The park was the first area set aside to preserve and protect a cave system and later became known for the re-introduction of bison, pronghorn ante...
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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...