Annie Tallent - First White Woman in the Black Hills

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Annie Tallent came to the Black Hills with the first group of white settlers looking for gold. Her legacy is that of a teacher and historian.

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Yankton's Mead Building

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The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center will one day be a museum.

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Homestake Mine - Construction and Mining in the 1930s

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Film shot in the middle to late 1930s shows the construction of a Lead, South Dakota landmark. The film also shows miners at work in what was once the world's deepest gold mine.

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West River Children's Hospital & Polio Center - 1949

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A film shot just after the 1948 polio epidemic shows what was done to help South Dakota kids afflicted with the disease.

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The Gordon Stockade

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The Stockade was built to shelter and protect the Black Hills' first gold seekers.

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Henry and Charles Robinson, Mount Moriah’s Caretakers

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Father and son undertakers looked after Deadwood's famous cemetery from the 1880s through the 1930s.

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The Belle Fourche Sugar Plant

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Belle Fourche, South Dakota was once at the center of a thriving sugar industry.

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The Lead Subsidence

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Years of undermining caused portions of Lead, South Dakota to sink into the ground during the 1920s and '30s. Much of the town was moved during the period, but many homes and businesses were lost.

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Frank Fools Crow

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A 20th Century Oglala Lakota leader who helped explain and preserve Native traditional religion.

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The Man Behind the Museum: W.E. Adams’ Legacy

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Pioneering businessman and politician W.E. Adams helped shape and civilize Deadwood.

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Casey Tibbs

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Casey Tibbs was a world champion rodeo cowboy who went on to produce, direct, and star in Hollywood movies.

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Mary Ellis Borglum - Mount Rushmore's Hall of Records

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Gutzon Borglum's daughter talks about completing the Hall of Records, her famous family, and more.

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Teddy Belonged to the West

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Teddy Roosevelt's experiences in the Dakotas as a young man strongly influenced his personality and character.

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Deadwood: A Story of Movement and Change

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

Some of the animal-drawn vehicles on the streets of early Deadwood can still be seen at the Days of '76 Museum.

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Rails, Trails, and Roads of the Black Hills

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A 30-minute documentary about how transportation has evolved in the Black Hills and surrounding area.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

Personalities: South Dakota Soldiers, Sailors, War Memorials

On July 16, 1994, Chuck Anderson visited Pierre to attend an event called "South Dakotans in WWII." It took place at...

Personalities: The Great Flood of 1993

The Great Flood of 1993 hit the American Midwest from May to September, running along the Mississippi and Missouri...

Personalities: At Home with Baxter Black

In Chuck Anderson's first interview with Baxter Black, the duo had a strong rapport. So, Chuck had to visit Baxter...

Personalities: How to Survive A Death March

When you're drafted into the military, you have a chance of being on the front lines. When you're on the front lines,...

Personalities: "Hell No, We Don't Glow!"

In the southern shadow of the Black Hills sits a small town with a small population...and a big past. Chuck Anderson...

Personalities: Being Volga German in an Anti-German World

The "Germans from Russia" story continues with Drs. Tim Kloberdanz and Harry Delker, experts in German anthropology...

Personalities: How the Volga Germans Came to America

The Dakotas are a product of Native American and northern European cultures. With a deeper look, one can see the...