South Dakota in World War One - An Airman's Story

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After the war, bomber pilot Fred Christopherson worked for 33 years as the managing editor of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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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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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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The Stratobowl Flights of the 1930s

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Film from the record-setting balloon flights.

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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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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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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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"Personalities with Chuck Anderson"

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

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,...

Personalities: "Hell No, We Don't Glow!"

In the southern shadow of the Black Hills sits a small town with a small population...and a big past. Chuck Anderson...

Personalities: Being Volga German in an Anti-German World

The "Germans from Russia" story continues with Drs. Tim Kloberdanz and Harry Delker, experts in German anthropology...

Personalities: How the Volga Germans Came to America

The Dakotas are a product of Native American and northern European cultures. With a deeper look, one can see the...