He Was Known as "Captain Jack"

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Probably the most famous western character you never heard of.

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The Story of Anna Gerard

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

Diary entries describe a rough passage to Deadwood in 1878.

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A Brief History of Belle Fourche

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How Belle Fourche, South Dakota got it's start as a bustling cowtown and grew as a regionally important center of ag trade and commerce.

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The Drake Polishing Works, Sioux Falls

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A plant operating between 1884 and 1906 produced much of the stone used in Sioux Falls buildings of the period.

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The Majestic Buffalo

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The American Bison continues to symbolize the spirit of the Old West.

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Homestake's Jubilee Celebration - 1926

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

Homestake Mine celebrated 50 years of operation in 1926.

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The Palace Plunge & Evans Plunge, Hot Springs

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Naturally warmed water in and around Hot Springs has attracted health-conscious visitors since the 1880s.

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Camp Dewey, Sioux Falls, 1898

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An army post in Sioux Falls trained South Dakota soldiers for duty in the Spanish-American War.

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Custer Family Tragedy

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More than one member of the Custer family died at the Little Big Horn in 1876.

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The J.B. Haggin: First Locomotive in the Black Hills?

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

The five-ton "J.B. Haggin" locomotive on permanent display on the main floor of the Adams Museum in Deadwood began hauling gold ore in 1879.

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The Haas Plesiosaur Fossil

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A ninety-five million year old fossil found in a pasture near Belle Fourche turned out to be a major scientific discovery.

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Sioux Falls Area Snowstorm of 1909

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Photos of one of the heaviest snowfall events ever to hit Sioux Falls and the surrounding area.

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A Russian Grand Duke, Gen. Custer, and Buffalo Bill Cody

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In 1872, the son of a Russian Tsar hunted buffalo during a tour of the American West.

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Ellsworth AFB - 44th Missile Wing, 1962-1982

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The activation and growth of the 44th over 20 years. (The 44th was deactivated in 1994.)

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Ellsworth Air Force Base, 1942-1957

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How Rapid City's small airport became a key facility in the Strategic Air Command.

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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,...