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Ellsworth Air Force Base

Visit Ellsworth AFB

Ellsworth Air Force Base has been closely aligned with the Rapid City area since 1942, when it was established as a training location for the B-17 Flying ...
Ellsworth Plane

The Story of Ellsworth Air Force Base

The military presence in western South Dakota dates back to 1942, when Rapid City Army Air Base (AAB) was established on the site of the former municipal airpor...
Native Americans and officials

The History of the Hills

A Brief History of the Black Hills from 1800 The following is by no means a comprehensive story of the Black Hills, nor is it meant to be. It is meant only to ...
RC Band on stage

The Story of Rapid City

The 1874 discovery of gold in the Black Hills brought droves of settlers to the region, each hoping to strike it rich. Not everybody was lucky; one group of dow...