Towns/Communities

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About Spearfish

Founded by homesteaders in 1876, the settlement of Spearfish took its name from the nearby creek of the same name. The fast-flowing Spearfish Creek carried fish...
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Get Ready for the Black Hills Stock Show

For 10 days every winter, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City suspends all other activities to host, in partnership with the Central States Fair, Inc....
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About Sturgis

In 1878, two years after the infamous Battle at Little Bighorn, Camp Ruhlen was founded as a frontier peacekeeping camp and the headquarters of the U.S. 7th Cav...
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Swimming in the Black Hills

The Black Hills are full of hidden swimming holes, scenic streams, and well-used lakes and reservoirs. When the summer heat is in full swing, take a day off and...
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Gem Theatre in Deadwood

Vile, crude, bawdy, crowded, entertaining, and profitable – all terms which were used at one time or another to describe Deadwood’s infamous nineteenth-century ...
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The Cowboy Legend: Casey Tibbs

According to the ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Casey Tibbs is to the sport of rodeo what Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are to baseball; what Jack Dempsey and Muhammad Ali a...
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Historic Preservation in Deadwood

While it is true that miners founded Deadwood, it was skilled hands with wood, stone, and brick that built this interesting city. Deadwood offers a variety of i...
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Fun Facts: North Dakota

Capital Bismarck Nickname Peace Garden State, Flickertail State, Roughrider State Motto "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and ...
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Fun Facts: South Dakota

Capital Pierre Nickname The Mount Rushmore State Motto "Under God the People Rule" Admitted To Union November 2, 1889 — 40th ...
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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 ...