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Black Elk Peak

At the Highest Point

Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest summit between the Pyrenees Mountains in France and the Rocky Mountains. An old stone fire lookout tower is...
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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...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

During the early 1920s, South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson and others first envisioned Old West heroes carved on the granite spires of the Needles. Fro...
Homestake Museum

Homestake and Neutrinos

A Tiny Look at a Large Opportunity The name Homestake is synonymous with the Black Hills region, but the word neutrino is not. Well, at least not outside of ...
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Night Blasts at Crazy Horse Memorial

Very popular at Crazy Horse Memorial are the two night blasts held each year, weather permitting. The June 26th blast celebrates the birthday of Mrs. Korczak...
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Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala

Black Elk was born into the Oglala Sioux tribe near the Little Powder River in Wyoming in 1863. At the age of nine, he received a great vision. This vision port...
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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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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...