South Dakota

School house Blizzard

The Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888

South Dakota was still only a territory when it was hit by one of the United State’s most devastating blizzards. From November 1887 through January 1888, ice s...
Black Hills Flood

Flood of ’72

1972 Rapid City - Black Hills Flood Those of us who lived through that horrible night will never forget—and we hope that others will be prompted to remember th...
Minuteman Missle

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Even South Dakota played its part in the Cold War by building the Minuteman Missile Site. Operating from 1963 to the early 1990s, there were 15 launch control f...
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...
Mt Rushmore

Gutzon Borglum

"I want, somewhere in America on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet...
Fishing

Fishing in the Black Hills

The history of fish species and fishing in the Black Hills is actually quite different than what one might expect. Fishing is a popular seasonal activity along ...
Cave

The Caving, Climbing Couple

The one thing Jan & Herb Conn loved more than adventures was each other. The husband and wife team were prolific cavers and rock climbers, having discovered...
Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Early Deadwood Calamity Jane was a hard drinking woman who wore men's clothing, used coarse language, chewed tobacco and was reportedly quite handy with a gun....
Belle Fourche

The Beautiful Forks

Defined as “the Beautiful Forks” in French, the namesake and town site of the city of Belle Fourche (pronounced "Bell Foosh") was the confluence of the Belle Fo...
Little Big Horn

Battle of The Little Big Horn

The following is a brief summary of the complex events leading up to the battle of The Little Bighorn, the battle, and its aftermath. The Treaty of Fort Lara...