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 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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The 1972 Rapid City Flood

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The second most deadly flood in U.S. history killed 238, injured thousands, and changed the landscape in the heart of Rapid City.

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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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Jack Hale: Black Hills Pioneer

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Wagon freighter, State Senator, Rancher... Jack Hale accomplished a lot in the early days of Black Hills settlement.

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The Double Christening of the Battleship South Dakota, 1941

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Why South Dakota's namesake WWII battleship was christened twice.

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Early Girl Scouts of the Black Hills

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The Girl Scouts have been active in the Black Hills since 1917.

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Seth Bullock's Cowboy Brigade

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Seth Bullock led a cadre of cowboys rode in Teddy Roosevelt's Inaugural Parade. The were the stars of the show and every man had a unique story.

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The Dubious Character of Miss Inez Sexton

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On her own in early Deadwood, even a reputable woman could be targeted by nefarious entrepreneurs.

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Sioux Falls Theaters "From Stage to Screen"

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Sioux Falls' live-production theaters of the 1880s changed with the times.

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A Look Into the South Dakota State Archives

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An ever-increasing number of historical photos, documents, and records can be accessed online.

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Custer's Historic Stage Coach

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A relic of early Black Hills transportation is still on display at a Custer museum.

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The 1876 Johnny Spaulding Cabin - Belle Fourche

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The story behind this frontier home's origin is one of adventure, deceit, and romance.

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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,...