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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...
Hill City

The Story of Hill City

Hill City is the oldest community in Pennington County and the second-oldest in the Black Hills, founded in 1876 shortly after Custer. The discovery of gold in ...
Poker

Poker Alice Tubbs

Alice Ivers was born on February 17, 1853, in Devonshire, England. She and her family moved to Virginia when Alice was in her late teens, eventually migrating t...
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...
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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 ...