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Hearst Legacy in the Black Hills

While the Hearst name is widely associated with publishing today, the Hearst influence on mining in the Black Hills is wide and deep in its scope. While it is G...
Mt Rushmore

Gutzon Borglum

"I want, somewhere in America on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet...
Mammoth Site

The Mammoth Site

For centuries the bones lay buried until discovered by chance in 1974. While excavating for a housing development, earth-moving equipment exposed one of South D...
Bridge Black Hills

Scenic Drives in the Hills

Wind your way through the Spearfish Canyon to see waterfalls and flowing streams and the Needles Highway full of granite spires found in Custer State Park. Then...
Hot Springs Jesse

Minnekahta

First called Minnekahta (hot waters) by the Lakota people, Hot Springs is known as the southern gateway to the Black Hills. Hot Springs is home to the larges...

Fort Meade

Historically the Black Hills region was home to Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Lakota Sioux Indian tribes. Gold prospecting and settlement of this area in the mid 1870s...
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Dr. Valentine McGillycuddy

In spite of a name that seems more whimsical than serious, the life and accomplishments of Valentine Trant O'Connell McGillycuddy are an enduring testament to s...
Custer Expedition

1874 Custer Expedition to the Black Hills

The struggle for control of the Black Hills region is a story in itself. If one were to pick a defining moment in the story of the Black Hills coming under the ...
Illustrated Deadwood

Charlie Utter

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series Deadwood.   C. H. (Charlie) Utter w...
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Early Deadwood Calamity Jane was a hard drinking woman who wore men's clothing, used coarse language, chewed tobacco and was reportedly quite handy with a gun....