The Charles Nolin Monument and Film - Sturgis, 1932

Posted by Brian Gevik

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

Posted by Brian Gevik

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

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Dwight Eisenhower at Mount Rushmore - June 11, 1953

Posted by Brian Gevik

With Mount Rushmore as a backdrop, President Dwight Eisenhower addressed the South Dakota Young Republicans League.

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FDR at Mount Rushmore - 1936

Posted by Brian Gevik

President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of the Jefferson sculpture.

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Calvin Coolidge at Mount Rushmore - 1927

Posted by Brian Gevik

Two short film clips show President Calvin Coolidge traveling to and speaking at the first Mount Rushmore dedication.

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Author Rex Allen Smith's Account of the 1891 Wounded Knee Massacre

Posted by Brian Gevik

The author of a respected book about Wounded Knee offers his version of what happened there on Dec. 28 and 29, 1891.

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Spearfish Aviation - 1913 & 1938

Posted by Brian Gevik

One of the first aircraft in South Dakota landing at the fairgrounds, and a late 1930's fly-in at the Spearfish airport featuring several makes and models of commercial, military, and stunt aircraft.

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Faith, SD Fair and Rodeo

Posted by Brian Gevik

Film shot in 1927 shows a carnival on the main street of Faith, rodeo entertainment, and cowboys riding or attempting to ride bucking broncs.

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Discovering the Hot Springs Mammoth Site - 1974

Posted by Brian Gevik

How the discovery of some old bones led to the development of one of the world's premier fossil beds.

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Skiing Terry Peak - 1949

Posted by Samuel Parkinson

Amateur film shot in 1949 shows skiers enjoying the slopes at Terry Peak in the Black Hills.

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Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928

Posted by Brian Gevik

Film shot in 1928 features buildings and students at Augustana College, Washington High School, and Columbus College on the grounds of what is now the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

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The Golden Reward Mine

Posted by Brian Gevik

The Golden Reward mine south of Lead, South Dakota, operated as a surface mine during the late 1980s and 1990s, extracting gold from ore using a process called "heap leaching."

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The Open Cut - Lead

Posted by Editor

The most productive gold mine in North America began as a surface mine. What remains is a South Dakota landmark.

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Pheasant Hunting - 1950s & 60s

Posted by Brian Gevik

South Dakota's been famous for pheasants for decades, and the annual hunt is a treasured tradition.

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Homecoming - 1954

Posted by Brian Gevik

Black Hills State College homecoming included a few Spearfish High School students.

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