Niels Ebbeson Hansen: Exploration for Cultivation

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Niels Ebbeson Hansen, a horticulturalist, artist, and explorer, brought plants from the far corners of the world to the plains of South Dakota.

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Ralph L. Patty - Reviving Rammed Earth

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Extension engineer Ralph Patty took an ancient construction method and studied its science for the benefit the farmers of South Dakota.

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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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Fred W. Farrar: Black Hills Pioneer Photographer

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Part historian and part artist, Fred Farrar chronicled the Black Hills from the turn of the century through depression of the 1930s.

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South Dakota's Military Forts

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South Dakota was once home to more than a dozen Army outposts.

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Martha Bullock

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The wife of Seth Bullock brought a degree of sophistication and a sense of civic pride to early Deadwood.

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South Dakota: A River Runs Through It

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A brief history of the Missouri River and it's importance to South Dakota's identity.

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Tootsie the Coyote

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Deadwood's unofficial mascot of the 1950s gained fame and a long-lived South Dakota legacy.

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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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The Friendship Tower / Mount Roosevelt

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A tower atop Mount Roosevelt near Deadwood memorializes the great friendship between Seth Bullock and Teddy Roosevelt.

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Presidential Visits to South Dakota

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The late President George H.W. Bush came to South Dakota four times. Fifteen other U.S. Presidents also visited the Rushmore State at least once.

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The Black Hills Industrial Show - Deadwood

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A long-running trade show that began during the Great Depression established Deadwood as an attractive destination for business events, conferences, and meetings.

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Veterans of the WWII Battleship South Dakota

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Four former crewmen attended a reunion in the summer of 2018 at the Battleship Memorial in Sioux Falls. Each shared a few memories of service during World War II.

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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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