Deadwood's "Days of '76" Parade and Rodeo - TV Special

Posted by Brian Gevik

A 30-minute SDPB documentary about an annual community celebration going strong since 1924.

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Mount Rushmore Models - 1927-1941

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Sculptor Gutzon Borglum's original plans for Mount Rushmore were very different from the finished carving.

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Seth Bullock - 1849-1919

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Seth Bullock was perhaps the most influential man of his time in the Black Hills and western South Dakota.

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Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood

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In Deadwood, Wild Bill is probably better known for being dead than alive. Hickok lived there for only a month but his grave has been a local tourist attraction for decades.

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Wind Cave Exploration

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Spelunkers have been exploring and mapping Wind Cave's passages and chambers since the 1880s.

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Building the Belle Fourche (Orman) Dam - 1903-1907

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Now known as Belle Fourche Dam, it was once the largest earthen dam in the world.

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Spearfish Main Street - 1913

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Looking north from Hudson Street

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Building Oahe Dam - Part Two

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Film from the 1950s shows construction of massive control structures and other features of one of the world's largest dams.

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Building Oahe Dam - 1948-1959

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Film shot for the Army Corps of Engineers shows the construction process and final closure of the dam.

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Mount Rushmore Carvers

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Film clips from 1927 - 1941. Rushmore worker interviews from 1992.

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Custer State Park Staff - 1950s

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Silent film shows Custer State Park staff at work and posing for a group picture.

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Crescent Creamery - Sioux Falls, 1928

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Silent film shows how milk was processed in the 1920's.

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Television Special: The Historical Footprints Collection

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A 30-minute SDPB TV documentary featuring clips from historical South Dakota films shot between 1913 - 1962.

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The Charles Nolin Monument and Film - Sturgis, 1932

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A stone monument and film commemorate Charles "Red" Nolin, a pony mail carrier killed on the Deadwood Trail in 1876.

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JFK in South Dakota - 1962

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President John F. Kennedy in Pierre - August 17, 1962.

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