Photographer Bill Groethe and the Last Survivors of the Little Big Horn

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How a Rapid City photographer captured portraits of the veterans of the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn.

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Early Girl Scouts of the Black Hills

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The Girl Scouts have been active in the Black Hills since 1917.

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Trolleys on Aberdeen Streets - 1910-1922

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Throughout the 1910s, most of Aberdeen enjoyed streetcar service.

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Music and Immigrants of Dakotah

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Dakota Territory was a melting pot of people who were searching for a better life. With all their differences in backgrounds, one thing brought them together, music.

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Spokane, South Dakota - Black Hills Ghost Town

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The failed mining town of Spokane, South Dakota, is one of about 200 ghost towns in and around the Black Hills.

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Deadwood's First Female Doctor

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Dr. Flora Hayward Stanford was an energetic and compassionate physician who came to Deadwood in 1888.

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The Sioux Falls Stockyards - 1917 - 2009

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The Stockyards operated continuously for nearly a century and contributed greatly to the growth and prosperity of Sioux Falls.

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Holy White Man

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Frontier doctor Valentine McGillycuddy had a positive relationship with the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.

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The Canton Ski Hill - 1912-1944

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In 1932, the road to the winter Olympics passed through Canton, South Dakota.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

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One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade

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Seth Bullock led a cadre of cowboys rode in Teddy Roosevelt's Inaugural Parade. The were the stars of the show and every man had a unique story.

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Images of the Past: Settlement Stories

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The first installment of Settlement Stories featuring the Germans from Russia of Freeman and Frawley Ranch aired Monday, January 15, 2018. Watch the entire episode here.

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George Crook - The Forgotten General

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The story of George Crook and his soldiers is one of the more harrowing in the history of Dakota Territorial settlement.

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The Dubious Character of Miss Inez Sexton

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On her own in early Deadwood, even a reputable woman could be targeted by nefarious entrepreneurs.

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The Black War Bonnet - Artist Herman Red Elk

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

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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,...