Spearfish Main Street - 1913

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Looking north from Hudson Street

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Building Oahe Dam - Part Two

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Film from the 1950s shows construction of massive control structures and other features of one of the world's largest dams.

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Building Oahe Dam - 1948-1959

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Film shot for the Army Corps of Engineers shows the construction process and final closure of the dam.

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Mount Rushmore Carvers

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Film clips from 1927 - 1941. Rushmore worker interviews from 1992.

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Custer State Park Staff - 1950s

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Silent film shows Custer State Park staff at work and posing for a group picture.

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Crescent Creamery - Sioux Falls, 1928

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Silent film shows how milk was processed in the 1920's.

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Television Special: The Historical Footprints Collection

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A 30-minute SDPB TV documentary featuring clips from historical South Dakota films shot between 1913 - 1962.

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The Charles Nolin Monument and Film - Sturgis, 1932

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A stone monument and film commemorate Charles "Red" Nolin, a pony mail carrier killed on the Deadwood Trail in 1876.

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JFK in South Dakota - 1962

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President John F. Kennedy in Pierre - August 17, 1962.

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Dwight Eisenhower at Mount Rushmore - June 11, 1953

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With Mount Rushmore as a backdrop, President Dwight Eisenhower addressed the South Dakota Young Republicans League.

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FDR at Mount Rushmore - 1936

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the dedication of the Jefferson sculpture.

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Calvin Coolidge at Mount Rushmore - 1927

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Two short film clips show President Calvin Coolidge traveling to and speaking at the first Mount Rushmore dedication.

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Author Rex Allen Smith's Account of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre

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The author of a respected book about Wounded Knee offers his version of what happened there on Dec. 28 and 29, 1890.

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Spearfish Aviation - 1913 & 1938

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One of the first aircraft in South Dakota landing at the fairgrounds, and a late 1930's fly-in at the Spearfish airport featuring several makes and models of commercial, military, and stunt aircraft.

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Faith, SD Fair and Rodeo

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Film shot in 1927 shows a carnival on the main street of Faith, rodeo entertainment, and cowboys riding or attempting to ride bucking broncs.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

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...

Personalities: A Wagon Ride Through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

For over 49 years, De Smet, South Dakota has been the home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, attracting tourists...

Personalities: Wynn Speece, Our WNAX Neighbor Lady

For 54 years, the friendly greeting “Hello there, good friends” resonated over WNAX radio waves throughout the...