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Museums in the Black Hills

When you choose to visit the many Black Hills museums, you will find exhibits focusing on the area’s rich history, unique fossil displays of mammoths and dinosa...
Dust Bowl

A Brief History of South Dakota

From the earliest accounts (including the Kiowa, Kiowa-Apache, Arikara, Arapaho, Mandans, and the Hidatsa), to later occupants like the Crow, Cheyenne, Teton Da...
Homestake Mine byRachelHarris

Hearst Legacy in the Black Hills

While the Hearst name is widely associated with publishing today, the Hearst influence on mining in the Black Hills is wide and deep in its scope. While it is G...
Bear Butte

Bear Butte

Bear Butte is a laccolith located near Sturgis on the northeastern slope the Black Hills, an area of uplifted Precambrian formation — made of magma which never ...
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Nuggets of Homestake Mine

Moses and Fred Manuel discovered the Homestake Ledge on April 9, 1876; sank a shaft in the side of a draw; built a crude mill and took out $5,000 worth of gold ...
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Gold Discovery Days – A Custer Tradition

The Black Hills has offered many things to countless persons over the centuries. With its treasures of wildlife, forests, and streams, the Lakota believed that ...
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Sightseeing in the Black Hills

The granite spires of the Needles formation, standing a mile above sea level, are the result of millions of years of erosion on the highest elevations east of t...