Taxidermy, Natural History Education, and Bennie the Bison

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Corey Christianson - Exhibits and Curations Coordinator - Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City on

The Journey Museum and Learning Center is home to a historically significant taxidermy collection.

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South Dakota's Military Forts

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

South Dakota was once home to more than a dozen Army outposts.

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Martha Bullock

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Rachel Lovelace-Portal - Curator of Collections - Deadwood History Inc. on

The wife of Seth Bullock brought a degree of sophistication and a sense of civic pride to early Deadwood.

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Joseph Gladden Hutton: Soil in His Soul

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text: Gwen McCausland - Director - SD Ag Heritage Museum - Brookings on

A South Dakota soil scientist predicted the Dust Bowl of the 1930s and helped farmers recover from the disaster when it was over.

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South Dakota: A River Runs Through It

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

A brief history of the Missouri River and it's importance to South Dakota's identity.

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Tootsie the Coyote

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Carolyn Weber - Executive Director - Deadwood History Inc. on

Deadwood's unofficial mascot of the 1950s gained fame and a long-lived South Dakota legacy.

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Rapid City's Longtime Businesses

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Corey Christianson - Exhibits and Curations Coordinator - Journey Museum and Learning Center - Rapid City on

An exhibit at the Journey Museum and Learning Center showcases 10 of over 100 businesses that have been operating in Rapid City for 50 years or more.

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The Sole Survivor on the Army Side of Custer's Last Stand

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

A horse was the only survivor on Custer's side of the famed "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass.

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A Century of South Dakota State Parks

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This 30-minute documentary looks at the founding of South Dakota's State Park system and outlines some of the major milestones in the past 100 years.

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The Friendship Tower / Mount Roosevelt

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Hannah Marshall Bawden - Archivist - Deadwood History Inc. on

A tower atop Mount Roosevelt near Deadwood memorializes the great friendship between Seth Bullock and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Quillwork - A Uniquely Native American Art

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Conor McMahon - Chief Curator - U.S. Dept. of the Interior - Indian Arts and Crafts Board on

Contemporary artists continue an ancient Native American tradition but also bring innovation and new designs.

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Presidential Visits to South Dakota

Last Updated by Text by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer, Brian Gevik on

The late President George H.W. Bush came to South Dakota four times. Fifteen other U.S. Presidents also visited the Rushmore State at least once.

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The Black Hills Industrial Show - Deadwood

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Hannah Marshall Bawden - Archivist - Deadwood History Inc. on

A long-running trade show that began during the Great Depression established Deadwood as an attractive destination for business events, conferences, and meetings.

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Find Your Own "Images of the Past"

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Heather Benson on

The amount of historical images and documents available online is vast and growing. Here are a few of the public, commercial, and social media options for exploring the world of digitized historical records.

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Veterans of the WWII Battleship South Dakota

Last Updated by Brian Gevik on

Four former crewmen attended a reunion in the summer of 2018 at the Battleship Memorial in Sioux Falls. Each shared a few memories of service during World War II.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

Vintage radio interviews with well known and not so well known South Dakotans.

Personalities: Gladys Pyle - A Woman of "Firsts" in Politics and Government

Gladys Pyle was the first woman elected to the S.D. House, the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first...

Remembering South Dakota Native Hubert Humphrey

Hubert H. Humphrey was one of the most prominent politicians and policy-makers in the United States from the mid...

Personalities: Col. Chuck "Sam" Gemar - South Dakota Astronaut

Chuck Gemar was born in Yankton and graduated from Scotland high school in 1973. He was accepted into the United...

Personalities: Jim McKinney, Fmr. SDSU Band Director

Jim McKinney came to South Dakota State University in 1975 and was SDSU's band director from 1983 until his...

Personalities: A Pearl Harbor Survivor's Story

Charles "Chuck" Isakson (1917-1997), a Webster native and longtime Huron resident, was among some 50 South Dakotans...

Personalities: Joe Foss

Radio host Chuck Anderson traveled to Joe Foss's Scottsdale, Arizona home in 1996 for an interview with one of the...

Personalities: Amy Burnett

Amy Burnett is one of the best South Dakota basketball players ever. Burnett grew up in Huron and led Huron High to...

Personalities: George Hall, Creator and Collector of South Dakota History

While many bookworms spend their time cocooned in public libraries and bookstores searching for the next great story,...