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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The Glendoris (Latchstring) Inn

Posted by Brian Gevik

The story of a landmark resort in the Black Hills - still in business after more than a century.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Posted by Brian Gevik

Started in the 1930s as a herd management technique, the annual roundup has become a major Black Hills tourist attraction.

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Spearfish Canyon - 1938

Posted by Brian Gevik

A 1938 film promoting tourism in the Black Hills features Spearfish Canyon.

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Black Hills State University - 1913

Posted by Brian Gevik

Film shot in 1913 shows an event at Spearfish Normal School, the educational institution then on the site of what is now Black Hills State University.

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