South Dakota

South Dakota’s Purple Heart Highway

Interstate 90 through South Dakota is officially known as Purple Heart Memorial Highway. It’s a small measure of gratitude from the people of South Dakota to Pu...

A Hike with @GentleSasquatch

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about Black Hills hiking than Seth Courtney. Seth, known to Instagram as @gentlesasquatch, is a photo-savv...
Quinn Sunflower

Welcome to Quinn

All signs may lead to Wall, but tourists can take a side-trip off the beaten path to the tiny town of Quinn. This no-stoplight kind of town has only a little ov...
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...
Jewel Cave

Jewel Cave National Monument

Located near Custer, South Dakota, Jewel Cave is recognized as the second longest recorded cave system in the nation - 181 miles - behind only the appropriately...
Bison

Saving the Buffalo: James (Scotty) Philip

James (Scotty) Philip was born near the town of Dallas, Morayshire, in the highlands of Scotland on April 30, 1858. While growing up, James read exciting storie...
Pow wow

2017 Black Hills Powwow

The annual Black Hills Powwow is held in Rapid City and is one of the best Native American cultural events in the country. For over three decades, the powwow ha...
Wild Bill

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok

James Butler Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Illinois, on May 27, 1837. As a boy in rural Illinois, young James was quite interested in guns, shooting, and compe...
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...