Wall Drug

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How a struggling small-town pharmacy became world famous.

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The Queen Bee Mill

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The story of a Sioux Falls landmark in what is now Falls Park

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Horatio Ross & Custer's Black Hills Gold Find

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A member of the 1874 Custer Expedition claimed the first gold strike in the Black Hills.

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Potato Creek Johnny & The PCJ Gold Nugget

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How a depression-era gold miner found a large gold nugget and fame Deadwood.

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The Stratobowl Flights of the 1930s

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Film from the record-setting balloon flights.

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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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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

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,...

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...