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Towns/Communities

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 ...
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Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary

“You will feel them before you hear them…You will hear them before you see them.” The greater Black Hills area is wonderfully abundant in wildlife, and even mo...
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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 t...