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?

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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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Women in Local History: The Story of Jessie Sundstrom

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Born in Rapid City and raised in Deadwood, Jessie dedicated her life to local history and service, contributing to multiple organizations over her lifetime.

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Presidential Visits to South Dakota - Calvin Coolidge

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President Coolidge and his wife Grace spent most of the summer of 1927 in the Black Hills.

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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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"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,...