The Collectors

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Most people have at least a few old photos but for some, collecting historical images is a passion.

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The Sole Survivor on the Army Side of Custer's Last Stand

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A horse was the only survivor on Custer's side of the famed "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass.

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A Century of South Dakota State Parks

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This 30-minute documentary looks at the founding of South Dakota's State Park system and outlines some of the major milestones in the past 100 years.

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Native American Images on Money

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There are South Dakota connections to the "Buffalo Nickel" and other U.S. coins featuring images of Native Americans.

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The CCC in the Black Hills

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The Civilian Conservation Corps established 50 work camps in South Dakota during the 1930s - many of them in the Black Hills

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Bringing Back Stagecoach Memories

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One of the remaining buildings at a stagecoach stop near Custer, South Dakota, will be moved from the old trail to the 1881 Courthouse Museum.

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National Historic Places of Custer County

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The western South Dakota county boasts some 50 sites on the National Register of Historic Places.

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George Crook - The Forgotten General

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The story of George Crook and his soldiers is one of the more harrowing in the history of Dakota Territorial settlement.

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The Life of Libby Custer

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After his death at the Little Big Horn, George Armstrong Custer's wife spent 57 years writing and speaking throughout the country, clearing away any criticism people and historians had regarding her husband.

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Heritage of Arms

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A look at guns in the history and culture of South Dakota

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South Dakota's "Superwolves"

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Some of the last wolves to roam freely in South Dakota were notorious for their aggressiveness and cunning.

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W. H. Illingworth - 1874 Custer Expedition Photographer

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Photographer William H. Illingworth documented Custer's historic 1874 foray into the Black Hills.

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The Lumber Industry in the Black Hills

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The first business in the first town in the Black Hills was a sawmill.

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Native Americans and Community Celebrations

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Native Americans in South Dakota have participated in off-reservation community events for a long time.

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The Big Springs Train Robbery

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An 1887 holdup turned out to be more than the robbers bargained for.

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