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National American University

The National School of Business was established in downtown Rapid City in 1941 with a curriculum that offered secretarial and accounting classes along with othe...
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Frederick T. Evans

While he did much to help in the establishment of commerce in many of the communities of the Black Hills, it is in Hot Springs where Fred Evans is best known an...
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The Homestead Act

One of the more vital pieces of government policy in terms of its overall effect on the settlement of the Black Hills and the West River country of South Dakota...
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Korcazk Ziolkowski (1908 – 1982)

It is amazing how some lives are bound together, even if those involved never met. That is exactly the case with the famed Oglala Chief Crazy Horse and the fame...
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Custer State Park

Custer State Park, located near the city of Custer, is one of the most beautiful areas in the Black Hills. The 71,000-plus acre park offers visitors a rare oppo...
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A Black Hills Family Getaway

Make the most of your family getaway to the Black Hills with this 3-day itinerary. With grizzly bears, alligators, parks, ice cream, candy stores, and ziplining...
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Potato Creek Johnny

Sometimes we find a person who is not so much an icon but a caricature of a place, a group, or a specific period of time. The Black Hills has a few of these per...
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Norbeck Scenic Byway Gains Recognition

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) recently named the Peter Norbeck National Scenic Byway in South Dakota’s Black Hills as one of the 10 most beautif...
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Annual Oglala Nation Powwow & Rodeo

Lakota dancers spin, swirl, and tap their way through the powwow–or wacipi in Lakota–to win prizes, honor their culture, and show off their colorful, heavily de...