Discovering the Hot Springs Mammoth Site - 1974

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How the discovery of some old bones led to the development of one of the world's premier fossil beds.

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Skiing Terry Peak - 1949

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Amateur film shot in 1949 shows skiers enjoying the slopes at Terry Peak in the Black Hills.

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Three Sioux Falls Schools - 1928

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Film shot in 1928 features buildings and students at Augustana College, Washington High School, and Columbus College on the grounds of what is now the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital.

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The Golden Reward Mine

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The Golden Reward mine south of Lead, South Dakota, operated as a surface mine during the late 1980s and 1990s, extracting gold from ore using a process called "heap leaching."

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The Open Cut - Lead

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The most productive gold mine in North America began as a surface mine. What remains is a South Dakota landmark.

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Pheasant Hunting - 1950s & 60s

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South Dakota's been famous for pheasants for decades, and the annual hunt is a treasured tradition.

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Homecoming - 1954

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Black Hills State College homecoming included a few Spearfish High School students.

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The Glendoris (Latchstring) Inn

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The story of a landmark resort in the Black Hills - still in business after more than a century.

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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

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Started in the 1930s as a herd management technique, the annual roundup has become a major Black Hills tourist attraction.

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Spearfish Canyon - 1938

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A 1938 film promoting tourism in the Black Hills features Spearfish Canyon.

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Black Hills State University - 1913

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Film shot in 1913 shows an event at Spearfish Normal School, the educational institution then on the site of what is now Black Hills State University.

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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

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...

Personalities: Kyle Evans, a Company Cowboy

Prior to his unfortunate death in 2001, Kyle Evans, a South Dakotan country music recording artist and entertainer...

Personalities: Cheryl Ladd, Pride of Huron

She was one of Charlie's Angels, portrayed Grace Kelly in Princess Grace , and most recently played Robert Shapiro's...

Personalities: South Dakota Soldiers, Sailors, War Memorials

On July 16, 1994, Chuck Anderson visited Pierre to attend an event called "South Dakotans in WWII." It took place at...

Personalities: The Great Flood of 1993

The Great Flood of 1993 hit the American Midwest from May to September, running along the Mississippi and Missouri...

Personalities: At Home with Baxter Black

In Chuck Anderson's first interview with Baxter Black, the duo had a strong rapport. So, Chuck had to visit Baxter...

Personalities: How to Survive A Death March

When you're drafted into the military, you have a chance of being on the front lines. When you're on the front lines,...