Towns/Communities

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....
Belle Fourche

The Beautiful Forks

Defined as “the Beautiful Forks” in French, the namesake and town site of the city of Belle Fourche (pronounced "Bell Foosh") was the confluence of the Belle Fo...
Deadwood 1876

Al Swearengen

Historical Black Hills characters, both factual and fictional, have taken center stage in the successful HBO series "DEADWOOD". Al Swearengen is portrayed in t...
Flag

Center of the Nation

21 miles outside of Belle Fourche, the geographical center of the nation is marked by a makeshift sign in a farmer’s pasture. During the beginning of the twenti...
Art Alley

Rapid City’s Art Alley

Rapid City’s artistic, ever-changing alley has attracted bohemians, artists, and tourists since its beginning in 2005. Located in an alleyway in the heart of do...
RC Band on stage

About Rapid City

Rapid City was established in 1876 by prospectors who were lured to the Black Hills by the discovery of gold. The city was named after the creek which flows thr...