The Historic Homestake Opera House - Lead

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A 1914 opera house/theater is still a hub of community activity in Lead.

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The Rebecca Goodwin Bonnet, Sioux Falls, 1858

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A bonnet crafted by a Yankton Sioux woman and purchased by an early white settler, is among the earliest artifacts from Sioux Falls' past.

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The 1875 Dr. Flick Cabin - Custer

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The oldest known building still in existence in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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The Thoen Stone

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Etchings on a stone tablet tell the harrowing story of an 1833 excursion seeking gold in the Black Hills.

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Pouring Gold at Homestake Mine - 1938 -2002

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Film and video show the gold recovery process at Homestake over the years.

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Fort Dakota

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A U.S. Army post established in Sioux Falls in 1865 was built to attract and protect settlers.

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Custer's Historic Stage Coach

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A relic of early Black Hills transportation is still on display at a Custer museum.

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Homestake's Ellison Shaft Fire - 1930

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Two workers died in a disastrous fire at the Homestake gold mine.

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The D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery & Archives

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The Spearfish facility brought both trout and tourists to the Black Hills.

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Thomas L. Fawick and the Fawick Flyer

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America's first four-door automobile was built in Sioux Falls.

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Deadwood's "Days of '76" Parade and Rodeo - TV Special

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A 30-minute SDPB documentary about an annual community celebration going strong since 1924.

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Mount Rushmore Models - 1927-1941

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Sculptor Gutzon Borglum's original plans for Mount Rushmore were very different from the finished carving.

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Seth Bullock - 1849-1919

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Seth Bullock was perhaps the most influential man of his time in the Black Hills and western South Dakota.

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Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood

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In Deadwood, Wild Bill is probably better known for being dead than alive. Hickok lived there for only a month but his grave has been a local tourist attraction for decades.

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Wind Cave Exploration

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Spelunkers have been exploring and mapping Wind Cave's passages and chambers since the 1880s.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

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,...

Personalities: The South Dakota State Fair

The South Dakota State Fair is different every year and yet it never really changes. It's a capstone experience for...

Personalities: From Huron High to Broadway

Singer, actor, and teacher Joseph Mahowald graduated from Huron High School in 1977. He went on to study music and...

Personalities: Gloria Mackoy, a Gospel Country Heart

Gloria Mackoy, a country gospel singer and songwriter and former De Smet resident, visited Chuck Anderson in-studio...

Personalities: Hazel Mahone, The Granddaughter of Slaves

For over 100 years, Hazel Mahone carried her grandparents' memories of surviving pre-civil war slavery. These...