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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Deadwood Doctor Frank S. Howe

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Dr. Frank Howe served the Deadwood community for nearly 60 years.

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New Survey, New Elevation for SD's Highest Mountain

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A 2016 survey revealed that the long-accepted elevation of Black Elk Peak was not accurate.

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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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Deadwood: A Story of Movement and Change

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text: Jessica Michak - Archivist - Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center - Deadwood History Inc. on

Some of the animal-drawn vehicles on the streets of early Deadwood can still be seen at the Days of '76 Museum.

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Yankton's Mead Building

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The former centerpiece of the Human Services Center will one day be a museum.

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Annie Tallent - First White Woman in the Black Hills

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Annie Tallent came to the Black Hills with the first group of white settlers looking for gold. Her legacy is that of a teacher and historian.

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The Gordon Stockade

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The Stockade was built to shelter and protect the Black Hills' first gold seekers.

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The Belle Fourche Sugar Plant

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Belle Fourche, South Dakota was once at the center of a thriving sugar industry.

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Teddy Belonged to the West

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Teddy Roosevelt's experiences in the Dakotas as a young man strongly influenced his personality and character.

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Rails, Trails, and Roads of the Black Hills

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A 30-minute documentary about how transportation has evolved in the Black Hills and surrounding area.

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The Drake Polishing Works, Sioux Falls

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A plant operating between 1884 and 1906 produced much of the stone used in Sioux Falls buildings of the period.

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Black Hills Railroads

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Video describing the rise of rail transportation in the Black Hills.

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He Was Known as "Captain Jack"

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Probably the most famous western character you never heard of.

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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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"Personalities" with Chuck Anderson. Vintage radio interviews with well known and not so well known South Dakotans.

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...

Personalities: Baxter Black

The nation knows his tongue-in-cheek performances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson . People from the heartland...

Personalities: Roy and Lucille Fitz Pt. II

In this continuation of the story of Roy and Lucille Fitz, the De Smet couple discusses the reality of the...

Personalities: Roy and Lucille Fitz, Part 1

Sadly, we're losing senior South Dakotans able to share first-hand remembrances of what life was like here in the...