The Homestake Mining Company Lockout

Posted by Brian Gevik, Text by Carolyn Weber - Executive Director - Deadwood History Inc. on

Homestake gold mine managers responded to a 1909 labor dispute by shutting down the mine for nearly two months.

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Aberdeen’s Equity Union Creamery

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Sue Gates - Director - Dacotah Prairie Museum - Aberdeen on

The nation's first cooperative creamery was located in Aberdeen, South Dakota. It became one of the region's largest producers of dairy products.

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J.L.W.Zietlow and his Dakota Central Telephone Company

Last Updated by Brian Gevik, Text by Sue Gates - Director - Dacotah Prairie Museum - Aberdeen on

One of the first and largest telephone systems in the nation was founded in Aberdeen.

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The Lead Subsidence

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Years of undermining caused portions of Lead, South Dakota to sink into the ground during the 1920s and '30s. Much of the town was moved during the period, but many homes and businesses were lost.

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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

Posted by Brian Gevik, Video Courtesy: Historical Footprints Inc. - Lead on

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

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A Brief History of Belle Fourche

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How Belle Fourche, South Dakota got it's start as a bustling cowtown and grew as a regionally important center of ag trade and commerce.

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Wall Drug

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How a struggling small-town pharmacy became world famous.

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Homestake's Jubilee Celebration - 1926

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

Homestake Mine celebrated 50 years of operation in 1926.

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The J.B. Haggin: First Locomotive in the Black Hills?

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

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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"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,...