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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

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

A 20th-century artwork exemplifies traditional Lakota symbols and their meaning.

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Powering Through South Dakota Snowstorms

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The problem of snow removal is nothing new for South Dakota but the way we approach it has changed over the decades.

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United Nations in the Black Hills

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

In 1945, U.S. Rep. Francis Case asked President Roosevelt to consider locating the UN headquarters in the Black HIlls.

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Sioux Falls Theaters "From Stage to Screen"

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Adam Nelson - Marketing Coordinator - Siouxland Heritage Museums - Sioux Falls on

Sioux Falls' live-production theaters of the 1880s changed with the times.

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“Wild Blue Yonder” – Celebrating 75 Years of Ellsworth Air Force Base

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

Ellsworth Air Force Base east of Rapid City has been a part of America's defense strategy since 1942.

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Sarah "Aunt Sally" Campbell - Survivor Extraordinaire

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

Born a slave, Sarah Campbell (1823 - 1888) became a property owner and a successful entrepreneur during the Black Hills gold rush.

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Building Big Bend Dam - 1959-1964

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The last-built of the big Missouri River dams has a unique feature.

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A Look Into the South Dakota State Archives

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An ever-increasing number of historical photos, documents, and records can be accessed online.

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Fort Sisseton Historic State Park

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A restored frontier outpost established during the Civil War is the centerpiece of a South Dakota State Park.

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Bringing Along Their Hero: Nansen Store

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October 10 is famed Norwegian explorer and humanitarian Fridtjof Nansen's birthday. Early Norwegian settlers to Miner County brought their hero's name to South Dakota as well.

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The Life of Libby Custer

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Researched and written by Gary Enright - Director - 1881 Courthouse Museum - Custer on

After his death at the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer's wife spent 57 years writing and speaking throughout the country, clearing away any criticism people and historians had regarding her husband.

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Sioux Falls and the Birth of the Modern Hot Air Balloon

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A group of engineer-aviators at Raven Industries designed and flew the first modern hot-air balloon.

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The 1876 Johnny Spaulding Cabin - Belle Fourche

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The story behind this frontier home's origin is one of adventure, deceit, and romance.

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Heritage of Arms

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A look at guns in the history and culture of South Dakota

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A World War II Vet's Chance Encounter With Frank Sinatra - 1944

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Rapid City resident Bill Lofgren was in basic training in Los Angeles in 1944. While hitchhiking on Sunset Boulevard, he and several buddies got an unexpected ride from Frank Sinatra and a memorable night on the town.

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