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summer and also at SUMMERSEND WHENTHEANNUAL#ORN 0ALACE &ESTIVAL IS HELD4HE FESTIVAL IS EQUAL PARTS CARNIVAL COUNTY FAIR AND ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA WHERE HEADLINING NATIONAL ARTISTS PERFORM ON THE LARGE STAGE INSIDE THE 0ALACE 4HIS YEARS #ORN 0ALACE &ESTIVAL DATES ARE !UGUST    While the Corn Palace is a tourist attraction which is open yearround, it takes on a slightly different form when it is used to house MANY OF THE COMMUNITY EVENTS "ASKETBALL REIGNS AS KING DURING THE WINTER WHEN THE LOCAL TEAMS TAKE TO THE mOOR INCLUDING $AKOTA 7ESLEYAN 5NIVERSITY AND THE -ITCHELL (IGH 3CHOOL +ERNELS WHO DON in jerseys of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what else? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bright gold. It is not uncommon for the building to be packed with nearly 3,000 basketball fans on any GIVEN WINTER EVENING .OT ONLY DO THE LOCAL TEAMS COME TO h0LAY THE 0ALACE v BUT DOZENS OF AREA SCHOOLS BRING THEIR GAMES TO THE Palace each season as well. www.cornpalace.com009

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Nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Only Archeodome Research Center The Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village is a sixACRE SITE OVERLOOKING THE WEST BANK OF ,AKE Mitchell. It holds dual status as a National Register AND .ATIONAL (ISTORIC ,ANDMARK SITE -ORE THAN   YEARS AGO IT WAS A THRIVING VILLAGE INHABITED BY A PEOPLE WHO OVER THE CENTURIES HAD BEEN migrating from the Central Valley of Mexico north THROUGH THE RIVER SYSTEMS OF .ORTH !MERICA 4HEY ARRIVED AT THE -ITCHELL SITE IN THE MID TENTH CENTURY The site is extremely rich in clues about these early VILLAGERS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT 4HE PEOPLE WERE farmers and hunters and used the fertile ground in THE &IRESTEEL #REEK 2IVER BOTTOM TO PRODUCE CORN

BEANS SQUASH SUNmOWERS ANDTOBACCO4HEWOMEN tended the crops while the men hunted a range of large and small animals, relying primarily on bison. 4HEY ALSO lSHED EXTENSIVELY ALONG &IRESTEEL #REEK AND THE *AMES 2IVER 5LTIMATELY THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED AT THE SITE AND AT OTHER PREHISTORIC VILLAGES ALONG THE *AMES 2IVER DRAINAGE DEPLETED THEIR immediate resources of timber and game animals. 4HEY THEN MOVED FURTHER WEST SETTLING ALONG THE -ISSOURI 2IVER ! $AKOTA 7ESLEYAN STUDENT MADE THE DISCOVERY OF HUMAN ACTIVITY AT THE -ITCHELL SITE AROUND  )N  7( /VER CREATED THE lRST MAP OF THE VILLAGE site. The site was city property until 1975, when a NONPROlT ORGANIZATION WAS CREATED TO PRESERVE THE site from the degradation that had been occurring OVER THE DECADES 3HORTLY THEREAFTER THE )NDIAN 6ILLAGE WAS DECLARED A .ATIONAL (ISTORIC ,ANDMARK This designation alone tells the public that there is something of great significance at this location. )N  THE "OEHNEN -USEUM AND GIFT SHOP WAS constructed on the site. It contains a reconstructed earth lodge,typical of the approximately 70 of these  BY  FOOT LODGES WHICH HAVE BEEN BURIED OVER THE CENTURIES /THER EXHIBITS DESCRIBE EXTENSIVE TRADE NETWORKS POTTERY TOOLS AND spearpoints. There is a bison exhibit and a model of the Indian Village. The archeology laboratory at Augustana College in Sioux &ALLS WAS INVOLVED IN CREATING THE MUSEUM exhibits. It continues today as the principal ORGANIZATION RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING

and managing all archeological work at the Indian Village. The work will continue for decades, until THE LODGES ARE COMPLETELY EXCAVATED In 1999 a second facility was added to the site. The Thomsen Center Archeodome is a 10,000 square-foot building that encloses two full LODGES ON ITS EXPOSED EARTHEN mOOR )T INCLUDES a full laboratory, darkroom, computer classroom, AND VIDEO CONFERENCING STUDIO 4HE SITE IS THE ONLY PRESERVED PROTECTED ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN THE STATE OF 3OUTH $AKOTA 4HE !RCHEODOME PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN enclosed archeological teaching and research FACILITYÂ&#x2C6;ONE OF VERY FEW SUCH FACILITIES IN .ORTH America. )N  THE )NDIAN 6ILLAGE SPONSORED A .ATIVE !MERICAN ART SHOW AND FESTIVAL CREATING A NEW ANGLE TO ATTRACT VISITORS TO THE SITE 4HE EVENT FOCUSED ON 3OUTH $AKOTAS PRESENT DAY .ATIVE people, art, culture, food, and dance. The Indian 6ILLAGE IS DEVELOPING ADDITIONAL AVENUES TO LINK THE past to the present, creating a destination where VISITORS CAN DISCOVER AND EXPERIENCE PAST AND PRESENT DAY .ATIVE PEOPLE !T THE SAME TIME THE )NDIAN 6ILLAGE ADVANCES IMPORTANT ARCHEOLOGICAL educational and research goals. It will be a place WHERE ART AND CRAFTS MADE BY 3OUTH $AKOTAS .ATIVE !MERICAN COMMUNITY MAY BE PURCHASED year-round. It will be a place where 3OUTH $AKOTAS .ATIVE !MERICAN culture, people, art, food, music, and dance can be showcased and appreciatedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;helping build BRIDGES BETWEEN .ATIVE AND NON .ATIVE PEOPLE OF THE AREA


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South Dakota Fishingâ&#x20AC;Ś

South Dakota contains some of the finest fishing waters in North America. Between the mountain lakes and streams of the Black Hills, and the glacial lakes of eastern South Dakota, anglers will find fishing opportunities in stock dams, prairie rivers, and giant reservoirs. Nearly 30 fish species provide anglers with a variety of fishing adventures. The most popular fish include walleye, salmon, bluegill, crappie, perch, bass, pike, trout and catfish. South Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fishing season, with some exceptions, is open year-round, providing quality four-season fishing. Current Missouri River fishing info is available at: 1-800-445-FISH (3474) * (Info April - Oct.)

2013 Resident Fishing Fees* Resident licenses are valid from 12/15/11 to 1/31/13 Annual Fishing ..................................... $25.00 One Day Fishing..................................... $7.00 Combo License (fishing/small game/trapping) ... $49.00 Jr. Combination (16-18) .......................... $25.00 Sr. Annual Fishing (65+) .......................... $10.00

2013 Non-Resident Fishing Fees* Non-Resident licenses are valid from 12/15/11 to 1/31/12 Annual Fishing ..............................................$60.00 Annual Family Fishing ....................................$60.00 One Day Fishing.............................................$14.00 Three Day Fishing ..........................................$32.00

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Lay the fish on its side, with the mouth closed and the tail lobes pressed together. Measure the length from the tip of the snoutto the end of the tail.

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Black Crappie

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Yellow Perch

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8 9 10 0.2 0.4 0.6

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White Bass

Length (Inch) Weight (lbs)

6 0.1

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Largemouth Length (Inch) Weight (lbs) Bass

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Northern Pike

Length (Inch) Weight (lbs)

12 .04

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Rainbow Trout

Length (Inch) Weight (lbs)

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19 2.9

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Flathead Catfish

Length (Inch) Weight (lbs)

12 0.7

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Channel Catfish

Length (Inch) Weight (lbs)

15 1.2

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25 6.0

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Walleye

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14 1.0

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23 4.9

24 5.6

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Wiper

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12 0.9

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16 17 2.1 2.6

18 19 20 3.1 3.7 4.3

21 5.0

22 5.8

23 24 25 6.7 7.7 8.7

26 27 28 29 9.9 11.1 12.4 13.9

HOW TO WEIGH A FISH BY LENGTH (approximate weights shown)

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This simple but innovative idea has brought the Husteads a long way. They have discovered that no matter where you are, you can succeed if you offer people something they need and serve up good humor, great service, and good deals. , The Badlands area is a wonderland of water-chiseled spires, ragged ridges, rugged canyons and prairie. The lower prairie lying along WKHÁRRGSODLQRIWKH:KLWH5LYHULVDVRGFRYHUHGH[SDQVHGRWWHGZLWKVFDWWHUHGEXWWHV7KHXSSHUSUDLULHYDULHVIURPJUHDWJUDVV\ÁDWVWRJHQWOH JUDVV\XQGXODWLRQV$QGWKHUHLV´7KH:DOOµVWDQGLQJEHWZHHQWKHWZRVHUYLQJDVDEDUULHUWRWUDYHOQRUWKDQGVRXWK´7KH:DOOµLVDUXJJHGVWULS DKDOIPLOHWRWKUHHPLOHVZLGHDVXFFHVVLRQRIWLQWHGVSLUHVDQGULGJHVZLWKWZLVWLQJJXOOLHV$QGIURP´7KH:DOOµWKHWRZQRI:DOO6RXWK'DNRWD gets its name. :DOO'UXJ6WRUHVWLOORIIHUV)UHH,FH:DWHU,W·VDSHUIHFWSODFHWREURZVHWKURXJKLQVHDUFKRIWKDWVSHFLDOVRPHWKLQJWRWDNHEDFNKRPH7KHUH·V 6LRX[3RWWHU\%ODFN+LOOV*ROG:HVWHUQZHDUDQGJHDUWKRXVDQGVRIERRWVPRGHUQDQG:HVWHUQERRNV:HVWHUQDUWJODVVZDUHSRVWFDUGV FDPSLQJVXSSOLHVURFNVDQGDOONLQGVRIVRXYHQLUVPRUHWKDQ\RXFDQLPDJLQH7ZROLIHVL]HGDQLPDWHGJURXSVWKH&RZER\2UFKHVWUDDQGWKH &KXFN:DJRQ4XDUWHWVLQJDQGSOD\HYHU\ÀIWHHQPLQXWHV ,I\RX·UHKXQJU\WU\RXUJRRGFRXQWU\EUHDNIDVWVFKDUEXUJHUVDQGVWHDNVKRWEHHIVDQGZLFKHVEXIIDOREXUJHUVKRPHPDGHSLHVUROOVDQG GRXJKQXWVDQGWU\RXUIDPRXVQLFNHOFRIIHH2XUROGIDVKLRQHGVRGDIRXQWDLQKDVVRGDVVKDNHVDQGRXUYHU\RZQLFHFUHDP:KLOHGLQLQJ HQMR\WKHKXJHFROOHFWLRQRI:HVWHUQSDLQWLQJVQXPEHULQJRYHU <RXZRQ·WZDQWWRPLVV:DOO'UXJ·V%DFN<DUG.LGVRIDOODJHVZLOOEHDPD]HGDWWKHJLDQWURDULQJ75H[WKH6,;IRRWMDFNDORSHDQGWKHDQLPDWHGGLVSOD\V7KHUH·VD+XSPRELOHDQGDIXOOVL]HG,QGLDQHQFDPSPHQWGLVSOD\9LHZKLVWRULFDOSKRWRVRIZHVWHUQPHPRUDELOLDD ZRUOGFODVVFROOHFWLRQ6WUDGGOHDOLIHVL]HGEURQFHQMR\WKHVKRRWLQJJDOOHU\DUFDGHRUDVQDFNLQWKH3UDLULH)RRG6KRSSHDQGWKH1(::DOO 'UXJ2XWOHWDOOLQWKH%DFN<DUG<RXZRQ·WEHGLVDSSRLQWHGZLWKDOOWKHDGYHQWXUHDQGIXQWKDW·VDYDLODEOHDW:DOO'UXJ

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The Fun Never Stops at Wall Drug! - It was in December of 1931 that Dorothy and Ted Hustead bought the only drugstore in a little town called Wall on the edge of the South Dakota Badlands. By the summer of 1936, the business had not grown much. They had given the business five years trial time, but they were still seeing a lot of cars going by without stopping. Then on a hot July Sunday, Dorothy came up with a startling idea. Realizing that all the cars going by on Route 16A through the hot, dusty prairie would have thirsty folks inside, she proposed that they put up signs on the highway telling people to come in for free ice water. And, the rest as they say, is history! Wall Drug still offers Free Ice Waterâ&#x20AC;Śand a warm welcome right along with itâ&#x20AC;Śbut we also offer a whole lot more! Wall Drug is as much a visitor attraction and museum as a store, with free attractions galore! This block-sized-plus emporium draws up to 20,000 people on a hot summer day. Its famous â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miles to Wall Drugâ&#x20AC;? signs have been seen all over the world, including outer space!


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Dogs of the Prairie… Prairie dogs got their name from the sound that they make when danger is near, which is warning barks or yips. At one time, there were millions of prairie dogs living on the plains and grasslands. These ground squirrels live in towns made up of underground tunnels or burrows and have brownish fur and white underparts. They have large eyes, short tails (white- or black-tipped), and small rounded ears. Classified as rodents, they have strong front teeth and sharp claws for digging. The average prairie dog is about the size of a football (30 cm.). Prairie dogs are highly social and live in colonies, or towns, that contain hundreds of members, and the towns are divided into wards, then into neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is made up of family members - babies, brothers and sisters, females, and one or two males. The towns are made up of underground tunnels that connect to rooms with nurseries, bedrooms lined with dried grass, bathrooms, and a listening room, which is close to the entrance. Here, the prairie dog listens for danger before going outside. The entrance to the prairie dog’s burrow is surrounded by a pile of soil, or mound, which serves as a lookout and protects the burrow against floods. The tunnels go down about three to five metres (or up to 16 feet) and can be 30 metres (98 feet) from one entrance to another. Viewed characteristics of the social behavior are making social visits to their neighbors, greeting them with a sort of kiss, and grooming one another. They also communicate with each other, and it has been asserted that they use a sophisticated system of vocal communication to describe specific

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predators. They are an important prey species, being the primary diet for other prairie critters such as the black-footed ferret, the swift fox, the badger, the coyote, the golden eagle and the hawk. Over the past 100, years much of the range of the prairie dog has become cattle pastures and grain fields throughout most of the western United States and parts of Canada. Farmers and ranchers do not see the prairie dog as a cute little animal, but more as competition to their livestock’s food source since the Prairie dog’s diet is of the same grasses that cattle and horses eat. Not only do they eat a lot of grass, leaving less food for other animals, but they can also destroy a farmer’s crop of alfalfa, hay, wheat or corn. Others claim that the prairie dog tunnel systems help channel rainwater into the water table to prevent runoff and erosion and can also serve to change the composition of the soil in a region by reversing compaction that can be a result of cattle grazing. Other Interesting facts: s 4HERE ARE lVE SPECIES OF PRAIRIE DOGS BLACK TAILED PRAIRIE dog, white-tailed prairie dog, Gunnison’s prairie dog, Mexican prairie dog (endangered), and the Utah prairie dog (threatened). s "ESIDES SERVING AS FOOD FOR MANY PREDATORS THEIR TUNNELS provide homes for burrowing owls, rabbits and hares, ground squirrels, mice, snakes and black-footed ferrets. s 0RAIRIE DOGS ARE MOST ACTIVE DURING THE COOL HOURS OF daylight, with most of their time spent eating. s /NCE A YEAR THE FEMALE HAS A LITTER OF ONE TO SIX PUPS

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s &ULL 7OLF -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for Januaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon. *AN   PM 3AT s &ULL 3NOW -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called Februaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult. &EB   PM -ON s &ULL 7ORM -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter. -AR   AM 7ED s &ULL 0INK -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; April This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn. !PR   AM 4HUR s &ULL &LOWER -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon. -AY   AM 3AT s &ULL 3TRAWBERRY -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry! *UN   AM 3UN s 4HE &ULL "UCK -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moon was the Full Hay Moon. *UL   PM -ON s &ULL 3TURGEON -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. !UG   PM 4UE s &ULL (ARVEST -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; September This full moonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon. 3EP   AM 4UE s &ULL (UNTERS -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, THE -OON SEEMS TO RISE AT NEARLY THE SAME TIME EACH NIGHT JUST  TO  MINUTES LATER ACROSS THE 53 AND ONLY  TO  MINUTES LATER FOR much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering. Oct 18  PM &RI s &ULL "EAVER -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon. .OV   AM 3UN s 4HE &ULL #OLD -OON OR THE &ULL ,ONG .IGHTS -OON â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun. $EC   AM 4UE

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Rapid City, named for Rapid Creek, which flows through it, was founded in February of 1876 by a group of men who envisioned their new town quickly becoming â&#x20AC;&#x153;another Denver,â&#x20AC;? the major site of commerce for the mining communities of the Black Hills and the surrounding agricultural region. The original town site was a one-mile square bounded by East and West Boulevards and North and South Streets (laid out, incidentally, to magnetic North, not true North, so later streets bend at North and South Streets.) In fear of â&#x20AC;&#x153;marauding bandits,â&#x20AC;? the first buildings, several small cabins and a one-room log hotel, huddled inside a stockade about where the railroad tracks cross Fifth Street, just north of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown area. In the first few years, the â&#x20AC;&#x153;downtownâ&#x20AC;? area slowly began to develop along Main and St. Joseph Streets and their crossstreets between Fifth and Eighth (todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mt. Rushmore Road). The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth was slow, but by World War II, when the air base was started east of town, there were 20,000 residents. Into the 1950s all the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stores and other commercial buildings were located in the expanding downtown area. The first commercial buildings were frame construction, of one or two story size, and decorated with false fronts so familiar from western movies. They contained stores, many with offices above them, and saloons seem to have dominated the young town. In 1882, the first brick business building was built downtown. Others followed rapidly, replacing the original frame structures built before the turn of the century, and by 1930, the downtown looked much as it does today. Buildings in the Italianate style, with arched windows and fancy brickwork on the upper stories, generally date from the 1880s to about 1910. From then through the 1930s the style was more for squared window openings and two-toned brick accents. In the years that followed, many of the older buildings were â&#x20AC;&#x153;updatedâ&#x20AC;? with new facades at street level to match changing tastes in architecture, although most remained untouched on their upper floors. Beginning in the 1980s, property owners realized the value of historic properties, and various buildings were restored to their original splendor. Two notable examples are the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moorish-domedâ&#x20AC;? Buell Building at the corner of Seventh and St. Joseph and the Clower Building (todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prairie Edge) at the corner of Main and Sixth. Both sides of the four streets surrounding a central downtown block (between Sixth, Main, Seventh and St. Joseph Streets) comprise the Rapid City Downtown Commercial Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places maintained by the National Park Service. The corners of the central block are marked by the Buell Building, the Hotel Alex Johnson, and two historic bank buildings. Look for signs at the corners describing some of the historic buildings. Norman E. Nelson Member, Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission


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The Adoba Hotel Lobby floor in Rapid City is the world’s most advance Marble Floor in history. It is a 60 foot medallion of intricately cut stone depicting Mt. Rushmore. Howard Shaft the autobiographer of Borglum’s life story calls it the best replica ever made of Mt. Rushmore…a tribute to the shrine of Democracy.

The Journey Museum A b u ff a l o h e r d t h u n d e r s across the plains, a Lakota woman speaks through holographic animation, and Wild Bill Hickok plays poker in a Deadwood saloon. Travel through time as The Journey Museum reveals a time line that began over two-andone-half billion years ago. Interactive exhibits and dramatic displays present the geography, people and events that shaped the history and heritage of the region. Indian and non-Indian cultures are factually presented. Hands-on examples of rocks, fossils, artifacts and memorabilia encourage each individual to experience the history of “Paha Sapa” through sight, sound and touch.

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Rapid City proudly displays life size bronzes of United States Presidents on the corners of downtown. You can stroll the core blocks of the city and pose with Ronald Regan, sit on a bench with Martin Van Buren, and read theDeclarationofIndependencefromThomasJeČ&#x201D;ersonĂ&#x2022;spodium.Thebronzesculpturesareanongoingprojectthat will soon include each President from George Washington to George H. Bush, Sr.; with plans to include each recent President,consecutively.Thisprojecthasbeenfundedentirelybyprivatedonationsfrompeoplethatappreciateour democracy, history, and the arts. The artist of each of the Presidents has ties to South Dakota; each researching and depicting the familiar and notable characteristics of that President in their work. Each sculpture shows the unique qualitiesofitssubject.SculptorJohnLopezdepictedJimmyCarterincasualattirewithamodernbronzesurface. Lookcloselyandyouwillseeapeanutontheplaqueathisfeet.SculptorLeeLeuningputatelephoneinWilliam McKinleyĂ&#x2022;shands,ashewastheĂ&#x17E;rsttocampaignfortheoČ&#x2014;ceusingthetelephone,startingamoderncampaign technique. Other sculptors include James Van Nuys, James Michael Maher, and Edward Hlavka.  )UDQNOLQ3LHUFH  7KHRGRUH5RRVHYHOW  -DPHV%XFKDQDQ  $EUDKDP/LQFROQ  :DUUHQ+DUGLQJ  :RRGURZ:LOVRQ  0LOODUG)LOOPRUH

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In1874,theĂ&#x17E;rstcaseofĂ&#x2019;GoldFeverĂ&#x201C; was reported in the Black Hills and that started the Black Hills Gold Rush. The early days of the Gold Rush basically involved placer mining. Placer mining is the process used to retrieve the gold out of the streams and rivers. The gold is deposited by a process that we are all familiar with erosion. It washes out of the quality deposits onto the mountain sides tumbling down into the streams as it naturally separates from the other particles. Gold is very heavy and malleable and for this reason, as it travels downstream, it collects in pockets and over time, pounds together to form the nuggets orĂ&#x;akesthatweĂ&#x17E;ndwhenwepanforgold.  PanningforgoldisnotadiČ&#x2014;culttask and it proves to be fun when one knows who to pan correctly. First of all, the basic apparatus needed to pan for gold is a gold pan, water, usually a stream or river, gravel and other deposits to go through, and a small vile toputanygoldinthatyoumayĂ&#x17E;nd.Havean expert show you or take gold panning lessons before you begin. The best places to look for gold are near relatively slow moving streams, in valleys and in the foothills because this is where the goldhasjustĂ&#x17E;nisheditstripdownthehills and drops oČ&#x201D; to rest in the slower moving waters. Gold panning is allowed in the Black Hills National Forest, however, you must realize that a good share of the areas are either private land or have been claimed under the 1872 mining law. This law gave these individuals or companies the rights to the minerals on that claim. Just to be sure, stop at one of the District Ranger OČ&#x2014;ces and purchase a map of the Black Hills which will help you identify the boundaries. In any event, gold panning is a great hobby and a perfect activity for all family members.

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Highlights Black Hills Caverns offers two different tours of the huge underground wind caverns, including rare logomites, helicitites, stalactites, stalagmites, cave Ă RZHUVIURVWZRUNDQGER[ZRUNRI WKHFDYHZDOOVDUHOLQHGZLWKFDOFLWHFU\VWDO 7RXUVOHDYHDSSUR[LPDWHO\HYHU\PLQXWHV7KH$GYHQWXUH7RXU LVPLQXWHVFRYHULQJDOOOHYHOV

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The Chapel is an exact replica Borgund Stavkirke, built about 1150 and located near LĂŚrdal, Norway. The Chapel is the only Stavkirke in the US built with the permission of and architectural drawings supplied by the Norwegian government. The intricate carvings were done (by master carvers in Norway) to match those of the original Stavkirke and shipped here. Chapel in the Hills, Inc., A 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was formed to protect the chapel. The Stavkirke is an ELCA church and a partnership ministry of the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA. The Chapel in the Hills has no congregation and receives no funding from local, synod or national church organizations. The funding for our operation comes from donations, weddings and sales in the gift shop located in the stabbur. Whether you come to the Chapel in the Hills as a quiet stop on a hectic vacation for a moment of prayer and meditation or to admire the unique construction of the Norwegian Stave Church (Stavkirke), we are glad you choose to visit us. Please take time to listen to the recording in the Chapel. It covers the history and architecture of the Chapel. There is a museum housed in an original Norwegian settlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s log

cabin on the property. The museum contains many items brought over by early immigrants as well as items used in their everyday lives. Also, a prayer walk is located behind the Chapel and winds into the hills to the east, offering a quiet place to pray or simply enjoy Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wonderful creation. The grounds are well maintained, but not perfect, as a reminder to us that we are not a perfect people. We also share this place with the wildlife in the area, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised to see deer and turkey wandering about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the making of a stave church, an extraordinary amount of craftsmanship is evident. The pieces that comprise a church were not only cut and put in place, they were carefully molded to their task, and it is not surprising that the beautiful simplicity of each form in a stave church seems to derive from a structural function. Yet a deeper understanding was also reflected in their final forms, and the building components seem put together to achieve a vertical and holistic expression. All the various parts visually support and help each other in order to reveal their truth. This notion of cooperation is a basic Christian premise and an underlying principle in the churchesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; detail.â&#x20AC;? (From Norwegian Wood by Jerri Holan)

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CAVES OF BLACK HILLS It you really can’t find that western adventurer you may be looking in the wrong place. For beauty, the sense of discovery, and pure adventure, look to the Caves of the Black Hills. Both Wind Cave and Jewel Cave are listed as two the largest caves in the world. Add to this at least another six commercial caves and you will have all the adventure you want. Wind and Jewel are now National Parks, and like every other cave they have very interesting histories of their discovery. Cowboys out chasing cattle in the 1880s lay claim to locating both of these big caves and were noticed because of the sound of rushing wind coming out of the cave. Caves are generally found in limestone,and at one time,layers of this marine deposit some 800 to 900 feet thick covered the Black Hills region.It was the result of great inland seas that spread across the region hundreds of millions years ago. After the sea had receded, water seeping through the limestone dissolved the rock, forming caves. What Mother Nature created were vast underground works of art. Black Hills caves are well known for their abundance of rare formations, exquisitely decorated rooms and passages, and their maze-like connections of tunnels. Common formations include stalactites, stalagmites, columns, spiralling helictites, flow stone, ribbon like draperies, frost work, box work, and cave popcorn.

Even translucent calcite crystals line many of the glittering walls, floors and ceilings of the caves. Eight Black Hills caves have been developed to accommodate public tours. They offer a variety of excitement and wonder, and each is unique in its own way. The facilities provide electric lighting, steps, handrails and guided tours for the whole family. Cave temperature averages 50 degrees Fahrenheit, so a light jacket or sweater is suggested. Cave tours offer a visitor adventure almost unlike anything else in nature. A one hour tour will take you into a cool, hushed, exotic world where dripping water, sparkling crystals and decorated corridors reveal the unseen wonders of the Black Hills underground wilderness. Now, if you are really one of those special people who want to go where few men have gone before, then you may want a Spelunking Tour. Designed for beginners or seasoned cavers, these outings are not to be taken lightly. Each requires physical and mental toughness to complete the journey with your qualified guide. Reservations are required; physical standards must be met; and proper attire, provided by the cave, must be worn. Spelunking is a serious and potentially dangerous activity. But it does provide a wonderful cave experience and offers you that western adventure you won’t find anywhere else.

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South Dakota is a big state, and is full of the variety that makes serious hikers trip over their bootlaces while pulling their boots on. South Dakota also contains more than two million acres of public land that await, like your personal playground. Before we get to the VWDWH¡VEHVWKLNHV\RXZRXOGEHZLVHWROLVWHQ to and follow a few words of warning. Take along a jacket and long pants. South Dakota weather changes quickly, and thunderstorms are common during the summer. Carry more drinking water WKDQ \RX WKLQN \RX¡OO QHHG Water is scarce in some DUHDV DQG \RX VKRXOGQ¡W GULQNDQ\ZDWHU\RXGRĂ&#x20AC;QG    'RQ¡W RYHUHVWLPDWH \RXU hiking speed. Many hikers get lost because they leave WRRODWHLQWKHGD\DQGFDQ¡W make it back to their cars or campsite before dark. Always tell someone where you are going and when you left. If you are alone, leave a note on your car. Most hikers tromp along the trails in the Black Hills. You can hike anywhere in the 1.2 million acre Black Hills National Forest, and there are many trails you can use. The 111-mile Centennial Trail runs the length of the Black Hills. It begins at Bear Butte near Sturgis and winds its way to Wind Cave National Park. There are many trailheads along the way, and most are accessible from main roads. Brown Fiberglass posts that are sunk in the ground and gray diamonds that are fastened to trees mark the trail. The trail ranges IURPHDV\WRGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOWWHUUDLQ The 114-mile Mickelson Trail also spans the Black Hills, but it is very different from the Centennial. The Mickelson is a rails-to-trails SURMHFWDQGIROORZVWKHPRVWO\Ă DW'HDGZRRG

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to-Edgemont Burlington rail line. The trail is very popular with families because of its ease and its beauty. The trail features more than 100 converted railroad bridges and four hardrock tunnels, and it passes through mountain meadows, high granite cliffs, and other terrain that shows off the splendor of the Black Hills. &XVWHU6WDWH3DUNIHDWXUHVĂ DWVKRUWDQG easy to follow trails as well as others that are strenuous and require planning. Families might want to try the Stockade Lake Trail, the Lovers Leap Trail, or the Badger Hole Historic Trail. For an overnight backpacking experience, head for the French Creek Natural Area. There are primitive campgrounds at each end of the 12-mile trail. Custer State Park also features the easiest route to Harney Peak, the highest peak between the Rocky and the Pyrenees mountain ranges. While the Black Hills trails are the most popular, the prairie also features interesting KLNHV 6RXWK 'DNRWD¡V WZR QDWLRQDO JUDVVODQGV XQLWV GRQ¡W offer many established routes, but you can hike wherever you would like on these public lands. Badlands National Park offers a few short established trails, but you can hike in WKH SDUN¡V RIWHQ UXJJHG EDFN FRXQWU\ 7DON WR a park ranger before heading out on a back country adventure. 2QHĂ&#x20AC;QDOZRUGRIFDXWLRQ6RXWK'DNRWDLVD wild place, and you can get lost. Have fun, but take the necessary precautions.

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In 1823, while hunting with the Ashley Fur party, Hugh Glass was so terribly mauled by a grizzly bear that two members of the party were left behind to do what they could and to bury him when he died. Fearing for their own lives and believing his condition hopeless, they took his weapons and deserted him. Living off rain, wet tree moss, snakes, mice and bugs, Glass crawled for 3 months to make the 190 mile trek back to Fort Kiowa on the Missouri River to find the men who had left him. Today Glass is remembered in songs, books, a movie and a historical marker, which still stands on the South Dakota prairie.

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During the 1800s our country was being taken over by a mysterious fever-A fever that would begin with an itch; an itch that would be scratched sooner or later by hundreds of thousands of men. This fever would become known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gold Feverâ&#x20AC;?. In 1876, gold was discovered in the Black Hills of Dakota territory. The main hub for gold activity was seen in the Deadwood area, but there were many other mining towns throughout the hills, including Hill City, Custer, and, of course, Rockerville. Within 18 months of discovery, the town was a growing concern of over 2,500. It had a baseball team; a weekly newspaper, The Black Hills Miner a bank; saloons by the dozen; a billiard hall; hotels; eating establishments (among those, the most popular was the Delmonico); and outfitting establishments that carried everything from gold pans to canned goods. Anywhere there was nickel to be made, there was a business. The only drawback to these rich diggings was the usual one: the scarcity of water. When they had water, they sluiced night and day. In dry seasons, men hauled water to miners for $25.00 a day. Mentioned early in the life of the town was the possibility of tapping Spring Creek and ditching the water to Rockerville. In 1879, an outfit called the Rockerville and Spring Creek Hydraulic Co. started ditching near Sheridan with the purpose of continuing 17 miles to the golden bars of Rockerville. As the ditching progressed, the engineers sketched a more grandiose plan: building a long bedrock dam at Sheridan, and from that point, constructing a huge wooden flume tunneling through the hills, winding across and around gulches 17 miles to Rockerville. The well conceived design called for a 300-foot dam

near Sheridan for blasting long tunnels through the rocky hills; for many trestles, two of which were 80-feet high; and for a twisting, tortuous course snaking around the sides of gulches in hairpin turns and horseshoe curves. So skillful was the design and so gradual the drop per mile that people had to reason themselves out of believing that it ran uphill. They still praise it as a tremendous engineering feat, which it was. Finally the project was completed, and the water surged through. For some time, Rockerville enjoyed, if not a boom, a steady kind of prosperity. The bosses kept the long structure in good repair, hiring boy Ben Rush to spot the leaks. Every day, carrying a handful of rags to plug holes, he patrolled the 17 miles on a narrow foot plank, skipping around twisting curves. Another tested leak stopper was a daily load of horse manure forked into the head of the flume. Sometime in the late eighties, the wooden structure began to fall apart. Even stout 1.5-inch boards rotted; the unstopped leaks drained away too much water. When the flow became a trickle, inhabitants drifted away. Main Street became deserted, and on the hills were rows of desolate houses with gaping windows and sagging doors. Rockerville would become a Ghost Town for the next several decades. Eventually, Rockerville would once again come alive. It would become a modem community, with many exciting tourist attractions, campgrounds, etc. However, history would repeat itself as many of these shops and stores would slowly begin to close after Highway 16 split around the once thriving community. Rockerville would once again become a Ghost Town. The Gas Light Restaurant and Saloon is the only business in Rockerville that is open year-round.


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Big Thunder Gold Mine & Museum & Gold Panning. Tour an original 1890s gold mine and allow our guides to take you on the most complete mining experience in the Black Hills, which includes Black Hills Gold Rush mining history, geology, museum displays and the opportunity to take home your own gold ore sample. The Big Thunder Gold Mine Museum houses the largest collection of antiquated mining equipment in the Black Hills. The mine and property are entirely handicapped-accessible. Big Thunder Gold Mine offers two forms of panning: one onsite beside Battle Creek and also one in a creek on a Black Hills National Forest Claim. Both are individualized panning lessons. Gem panning is also available, as well as breaking your own geodes. Gold was originally discovered on both sites in the 1890s in Keystone. The panning experience is JXDUDQWHHG IRU \RX WR OHDYH ZLWK JHQXLQH Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJV RI . placer gold. Holy Terror Mini-Golf. Keystoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only 18-hole PLQLJROIÂŤQHZO\RSHQHGLQ-XO\'HVLJQHG after a mine, with an actual running waterwheel set DJDLQVWDPRXQWDLQ&KDOOHQJLQJ\HWIXQ7KH holes meander more than 50 feet up a steep hillside DQGWKHQGRZQDJDLQXQLĂ&#x20AC;HGE\DJROGPLQLQJ motif and rushing water that flows from a watertank, through sluices, over a waterwheel, into a millpond. They even have three kinds RIDUWLĂ&#x20AC;FLDOWXUIWKDWVLPXODWHIDLUZD\VSXWWLQJ greens, sand traps and rough. The course is fully lighted and open 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. Located next to the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone.

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The Holy Terror Building was built seven years ago by Rob Hanson and Pam Brodine. They wanted to honor the mining history upon which the town of Keystone and the surrounding areas were built, so they set about to create a new building that looked like an old mine. Rusty metal and old barn wood was sought far and wide, and a parking lot was transformed. All of the mining artifacts incorporated in the building and railings are from Homestake Gold Mine, which closed in 2002. Before its closing, Homestake Gold Mine was the oldest, largest and deepest mine in the Western Hemisphere, reaching more than 8,000 feet below the town of Lead, SD. The elevator used in the Holy Terror Building is a 1901 Otis elevator from Homestake. According to Otis company records, it is the first elevator shipped west of the Mississippi River. In the Holy Terror Complex are two restaurants, gift shop,antique store,a mirror maze and dragon blaster. Open in front of the building six days a week during the summer is the Blacksmith Shop. Wednesday through Monday, the Blacksmith is at his forge hammering on steel,for an entertaining demonstration, tips appreciated. Learn about DID YOU KNOW? The largest gold nugget currently in existence is called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hand of Faith.â&#x20AC;? Discovered LQZLWKPHWDOGHWHFWRUZHLJKHG 61 pounds, 11 ounces.


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By August of 1926, Gutzom Borglum was ready to start searching for a suitable site for carving. The idea of sculpting in the Needles, the tall rock formations on the man highway, had been abandoned. Too many people were opposed to what they called "tampering with the beauty of nature." A logical compromise was to find a mountain in a remote area that was not in public view. “I knew,” Borglum later confessed, “that no matter where we carved, roads would be built and the public would find us. Besides, I felt like a carved needle would look too much like a totem pole.” One day, the scouting party was approaching a particularly promising mountain. Borglum asked, “What’s that called?” “Used to be Slaughterhouse Rock,” the guide answered with a grin, “and before that, Cougar Mountain because they trapped a cat up there once, but when this dude came visiting, they changed the name again.” Then the guide told about Charles Rushmore, a young New York lawyer who had come to the Hills in 1905 to inspect a client’s tin mines. “What’s that called?” Rushmore had asked when he first saw the mountain, just as Borglum did twenty years later. "Slaughterhouse Rock, but we can change it. How does Mount Rushmore sound?” It sounded fine, and the name stuck. If Rushmore had known the mountain was destined for fame, he might not have laughed so loudly. When the carving started, Rushmore was so embarrassed by reporters trying to find out what he had done to deserve the honor that he contributed five thousand dollars to the monument. After climbing the face of Mt. Rushmore, Borglum was certain that he had found his mountain. Now he had to decide what to put there. Many people opposed the idea of a national monument that portrayed only Washington and Lincoln. Everyone wanted to include his personal hero. That favoritism continues; someone is always suggesting that another head be added. Susan B. Anthony is mentioned most often, but Woodrow Wilson, Clark Gable, FDR, Joe Palooka, Mickey Mouse, Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Dr. Martin Luther King have all had their moments. None will ever make it. The four existing heads already cover every available inch of Rushmore stone, and they tell the story as Borglum saw it. Borglum explained his choices this way: Washington was selected because he was the father of our country, and Jefferson because he expressed our beliefs in the Declaration of Independence and expanded our territory with the Louisiana Purchase. Lincoln was chosen for preserving the Union, and Teddy Roosevelt because he fulfilled the expansionists dream by linking the oceans with the Panama Canal. The selection of Lincoln was the most controversial. After the bitter failure at Stone Mountain, Southerners were violently against “their” artist honoring a man they thought of as a traitor, but the South had little influence on South Dakota thinking. The choice of Teddy Roosevelt provoked the most ridicule. It was assumed that he was chosen because Borglum had been a leader of Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party, and the newspapers made much of the fact that Roosevelt and Borglum looked very much alike. Fortunately, no one took the debates on the selection of subjects seriously. They were a good way to get publicity, but Borglum was the sculptor. He had the right to choose. The job of raising money was the most difficult, and it fell largely


KEYSTONE on Borglum and a few South Dakota businessmen. They hoped to persuade a few tycoons to underwrite the whole project, and when their appeals fell on deaf ears, the project bogged down. However, in 1927, a monument drive was started in the South Dakota schools, and when the youngsters willingly gave their nickels and dimes, everyone took heart. The big break came that same year when, in a show of faith that held out the promise of federal assistance, Calvin Coolidge agreed to vacation in the Black Hills. The committee immediately announced that there would be a dedication ceremony when the President arrived, and Borglum began to plan the show. By the time the presidential party reached the hills, everything was ready. Hanging Squaw Creek, renamed Grace Coolidge Creek, had been stocked with rainbow trout and blocked with hidden nets so the fish could not swim away. “This is either the best trout stream in the world,” Silent Cal said as he pulled out his tenth trout on his tenth try, “or I’m the best fisherman that ever was.” The night before the dedication, a huge barbecue was held in nearby Keystone. There was music and dancing. Huge sides of beef and buffalo were roasted over open fires, and there was enough mountain moonshine to please everyone. In the morning, Borglum hired an open-cockpit airplane and flew over the summer White House, sprinkling rose petals in honor of the First Lady. The pilot dipped his wings, and Borglum waved to the group below, then hastily landed to get ready for the ceremony. A huge crowd was slowly gathering in front of the mountain as the presidential limousine was pulled up the final grade by a team of horses from a local stable. The crowd cheered when the President stepped from his automobile wearing his usual New England vested suit - with a ten-gallon hat and fancy, hand-tooled cowboy boots. Without any fanfare, Coolidge walked to the speaker’s platform and stood there, solemnly shaking hands with the children who had lined up early to receive that honor. After the President’s speech, Borglum was slowly lowered down the face of the mountain. The crowd grew silent as the sculptor carefully drilled four pilot holes for the head of George Washington; then they began to cheer wildly as he waved and walked back up the face of the mountain. Borglum’s crew of hard-rock miners carved for over fourteen years. The monument was plagued by financial problems as the country plunged into the depression of the 30s, but Borglum refused to give up. The same bickering that had destroyed Stone Mountain threatened Rushmore at times. The businessman temperament of the committee sometimes clashed with the artist’s ego, but fortunately, everyone agreed that the carving was what counted, and the bickering never got out of hand. As the giant heads (proportioned to men 465 feet tall) took shape, Borglum ran into unexpected problems. Jefferson was started on Washington’s right, but a poorly placed charge of dynamite sloped the forehead beyond repair, and the design had to be changed. Borglum blew the nascent head off the mountain and started again on the other side. This forced the Roosevelt head back into the rock. Then a hidden fault forced the Roosevelt head even further back, until the final carving ended within ten feet of the canyon that lies behind the monument. Other problems were caused by traces of heavy deposits of brittle feldspar, while veins of silver run like worry lines across the face of Abraham Lincoln.

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Crazy Horse: Mountain-size â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; taking shape Polish-American orphan Korczak Ziolkowski dreamed of carving a mountain. However, the aspiring 13-year-old Boston artist lacked training and a mountain. Korczak decided to make his dream real â&#x20AC;&#x201C; learning to carve wood, then stone. Eighteen years later, Korczak won first prize at the 1939 New York Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair for his heroic-size bust of Polish patriotcomposer-pianist Paderewski. Then Korczakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big dream came true. He traveled halfway across the country to work with his mountain-carving idol, Gutzon Borglum. However, the job at Mount Rushmore in the South Dakota Black Hills lasted just a few weeks. Korczak rebounded, returning to New England to sculpt another giant-size tribute, this time to dictionary legend Noah Webster. Back in South Dakota, Henry Standing Bear read about Korczakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exploits. The Lakota chief shared Korczakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mountain carving dream, especially after seeing Mount Rushmore develop. Chief Standing Bear, on behalf of other elders, invited the young sculptor back to the Black Hills to carve his mountain so the world would know â&#x20AC;&#x153;the red man has great heroes also.â&#x20AC;? Before a crowd of 500 Natives and non-Natives, they dedicated Crazy Horse Memorial on June 3, 1948. They said the mountain-size tribute to American Indiansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; spirit would be symbolized by famed Lakota leader Crazy Horse. Korczak said the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest mountain carving eventually would overlook a university, a medical training center, a museum and other facilities, all dedicated to honoring and helping Native Americans. Standing Bear died in 1953, and Korczak knew he could not complete their plan. But in 1982, his final year, Korczak predicted â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Dreamâ&#x20AC;? would become real. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made the right decision. I

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The Western culture, that no-holds-barred history of courage, work and free-ranging life, is featured at The (ERITAGE 6ILLAGE BETWEEN #USTER #ITY AND THE #RAZY Horse Memorial mountain carving in South Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s southwestern Black Hills. Even if you have never seen a bronc buck, you will get swept up in the displays at the free Rodeo Clown and Bullfighter Museum. Rodeo is more than sport, recalling the work born in the Old West range days, when excellent horsemanship was a necessity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as it still is on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ranches. After seeing the displays, you will want to hit the trail. And you can, by going next door to Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; R Rides. These veteran outfitters provide guided, family-friendly trail rides on gentle, experienced horses. The daily rides, from one hour to a half-day to overnight, feature spectacular views of wildlife and scenery in the historic former mining district of the Buckhorn Mountain range. If your littlest cowpokes are a bit skittish around big horses, they will delight in hand-led pony rides in the Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; R corral, and playing in the free miniature Old 7EST 4OWN AT 4HE 6ILLAGE 4HE6ILLAGEGIFTSHOPISTHEPLACETOlND3OUTH$AKOTA made goods, Black Hills Gold jewelry and keepsakes recalling your visit to the heart of the West. (ERITAGE6ILLAGE INCLUDING A CAMPGROUNDAND 26 PARK IS one mile south of Crazy Horse Memorial and three miles north of Custer on U.S. Highway 16/385. For details, call (605) 673-4761 or the campground at 673-5005.

have no regrets. â&#x20AC;Ś This project is for the future.â&#x20AC;? Fast forward to 2013 and the 65th anniversary of the Crazy Horse Memorial dream work starting. The Memorial annually hosts 1½ million visitors. They see the carved face of Crazy Horse, dedicated 15 years ago; they see the nearly completed rough shape of the 219-foot-high horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head; and they take tours of the Indian Museum of North America. Summer student guides from the Indian University of North America explain exhibits and introduce the visitors to the Native American Cultural Center. Individual contributions and admissions fund the mountain work, the cultural education efforts and the student scholarships offered by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is no question that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Dreamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of Korczak and Chief Standing Bear is alive and continuing to grow,â&#x20AC;? said Crazy Horse President and CEO Ruth Ziolkowski, the sculptorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife. Crazy Horseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new offerings this year include: s ! BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION OF RECENTLY ACQUIRED 0LAINS )NDIAN ARTIfacts, as well as artwork representative of tribes from all North American regions. s 4HE -OUNTAIN -USEUM ADDITION THAT EXPLAINS THE HISTORY AND process behind the carving. s 4HE lRST #RAZY (ORSE !UTUMN 6OLKSMARCH ON 3UNDAY AND -ONday, Sept. 29-30. This 10K (6.2-mile) hike, held during the Custer State Park buffalo roundup weekend, is in addition to the 28th ANNUAL SPRING #RAZY (ORSE 6OLKSMARCH WHICH IS SET FOR 3ATURDAY and Sunday, June 1-2. Crazy Horse is on U.S. 16/385, officially the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Horse Memorial Highwayâ&#x20AC;? between Hill City and Custer, and just 17 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial. See www.crazyhorsememorial.org, e-mail memorial@crazyhorse.org. or call (605) 673-4681 for travel planning information.


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Where the Buffalo Roam… The park is home to as many as 1,300 head of North American bison, more commonly known as buffalo. Bison can grow to six feet tall and weigh more than 2,000 pounds. They are considered the largest native terrestrial mammal of North America. The animals have a short tail with a tassel, a hump at the shoulders, curved black horns on the sides of the head and dense shaggy dark brown and black hair around the head and neck, which tends to look like a beard. There were once millions of bison, but by 1900 it is estimated that fewer than 1,000 bison remained on the entire continent. Peter Norbeck, often known as the “Father of Custer State Park,” recognized the situation and decided to take action to preserve this native beast. In 1914, the park, then known as Custer State Game Sanctuary, purchased 36 bison to start its herd. By the 1940s, the size of the herd had swelled to over 2,500. The herd soon began to overgraze the park’s rangeland and the bison numbers were lowered. Each year during the roundup, the size and the structure of the bison herd is adjusted according to the predicted availability of grassland forage. The spring birthing season rejuvenates the herd size toward 1,300.

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WESTERN REGION CAMPING “Mountain Camping”… As you travel west across South Dakota, the prairie and plains give way to the savage landscape of the Badlands country. Here, you can camp in unearthly settings surrounded by moonlit ramparts and jagged skylines of Badlands formations. <RX·OO QHYHU see more stars than \RX·OOVHHLQWKH skies here! The Black Hills, an island of forested mountains, are a major destination for vacationers, and there are enough campsites to accommodate more than 25,000 camping guests every night. Outdoor living among the pine trees is superb! The region offers a woodsy high-elevation environment where the nights are cool, there are very few mosquitoes, and there are no wild bears at all! The Hills offer in-city RV Parks, overnight

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Pan your own gold at the %ODFN +LOOV 0LQLQJ 0XVHXPShare the thrill experienced by prospectors the world over in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hands-on gold panning display. You will learn the techniques of panning and take home your own sample of real Black Hills Gold. Life-size models and exhibits plus a wealth of historic photographs and maps tell the story of mining in the Black Hills from the early days of Placer mining up to the high technology of modern deep-level underground mines. Timber stopes, carbide lamps, compressed air locomotives, and gold panning are all a part of mining history, and all are on display in the museum. The minersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lifestyle is further depicted with a variety of authentic settings and displays, including an assay RIĂ&#x20AC;FHEODFNVPLWKVKRSFDJHVWDWLRQZLQGODVVVKDIW and local history exhibits, all on the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main Ă RRU%XWWKDWLVMXVWWKHEHJLQQLQJ 7KH &HOHEULW\ +RWHO 0HPRUDELOLD &ROOHFWLRQ The Celebrity Hotel located in the heart of downtown Deadwood has over 80 Hollywood Memorabilia displays. Come in and see Herbie the Love Bug, Bumblebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outfit and cars from t h e Tr a n s f o r m e r collection, Evel Knievelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s touring bike and Ann Margretâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motorcycle. Do you like The Ghost Rider, Back to the Future, Sleepless in Seattle, Titanic, Sea Biscuit, Hook or the Beverly Hillbillies? How about Al Swearegenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suit from the HBO TV series of Deadwood? We have props on display from these movies and so much more. Ask us about The Celebrity Hotel Scavenger Huntâ&#x20AC;Ś what a way to spend an hour looking through all of our collection. Come see one of the most stunning restorations in Deadwood. Our building dates back to 1879, when it was a grocery store, variety theater and a saloon. Our KRWHO URRPV UHĂ HFW UHSURGXFWLRQ DQWLTXH 9LFWRULDQ URRPVDQG/X[XU\URRPVZLWKWKHĂ&#x20AC;QHVWDPHQLWLHVWR suit everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s taste. Want to se how lucky you areâ&#x20AC;Ś we have over 100 slot machines and live weekend Black Jack. Thirstyâ&#x20AC;Śdonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss having a beverage at our Guitar Bar and view the autographed guitars from rock


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The large structure on the hill in Deadwood was known as at the “Slime Plant”.Built in 1906, it was the last step in extracting over 90% of the gold from Homestake ore. The story of the “Slime Plant” really started back in the late 1880s when Homestake realized they were only recovering about 75% of the gold from each ton of ore milled by a process called amalgamation. Homestake was growing rapidly and by the 1890s was the largest producing gold mine in North America. The loss of 26% of the gold added up to a tidy sum. Homestake had tried many different methods but found nothing satisfactory. It was 1893 when Charles Merrill, a 24-year-old metallurgist, stepped upon the scene. Merrill had a special interest in the cyanide process, developed first by English mining interests, but still considered a crude method. Merrill believed he could greatly improve the efficiency of the process. He tried out his theory with work at mines in California, Colorado and Montana. By 1898, Merrill knew cyanide processing offered the best possibility of recovering a much higher percentage of gold. Homestake contacted Merrill and asked him to test his process on their low-grade ore. After two years of work and testing, Merrill announced his system of cyanide processing would increase the recovery rate. Sand Plant Number One was built in Lead by Homestake in 1901 and started treating 1,200 tons of ore daily. Homestake’s report stated,“is most gratifying, exceeds anticipation and is profitable in a handsome degree.” A second facility was built in 1902 in Lead; the two sand plants were adding over half a million dollars a year with a recovery rate of 94%. However, Merrill was not satisfied; he felt the muddy slime that was left from the sand plants must still contain more gold. Returning to conduct more experiments, Merrill, now called “Cyanide Charley,” ran into several problems. To overcome the difficulties, Merrill came up with the idea of giant presses. The slime was caked in these slime presses, a cyanide solution was forced through the compressed slime, and then the gold removed from the solution by a zinc powder, which was treated at the refinery for final gold production. As a result, Homestake built the “Slime Plant” in Deadwood; washed slime mixed with water through a pipeline to the waiting presses. Recovery rate was now 96%. After 67 years, a new technology, ”the carbon and pulp process,”replaced the“slime process,”and the Slime Plant closed in 1973. Today, the grand old building is being renovated to house a new Entertainment Center in Deadwood.


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SETH BULLOCK Stories about gun-play in Deadwood have created some myths about its first sheriff, Seth Bullock. Bullock deserves western legend status, but not because he was a two gun lawman. Born in Canada, Bullock gained experience in business and law enforcement on the Montana gold rush frontier. Bullock wrote the Montana territorial legislature’s resolution requesting creation of Yellowstone National Park. When Bullock came to Deadwood in 1876, his background made him a logical choice as Lawrence County’s first sheriff, but he seldom wore a pistol. Seth captured stage robbers and foiled jail breaks, but his role in law enforcement was a tiny part of the real Bullock story. He served as a South Dakoa US Marshall and was supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest. He played a key role in establishing America’s first national monument at Devil’s Tower, Wyoming. A close friend of President Theodore Roosevelt, Bullock secured funding for the construction of a water reservoir north of Belle Fourche to irrigate thousands of acres of crop land. Seth hunted and fished with T.R. and guided his sons on many summer expeditions. Roosevelt called Bullock “My ideal typical American”. Bullock’s stone tower memorial to his friend still stands near Deadwood. Bullock’s grave high in Mt. Moriah was so located so the Roosevelt memorial could be seen.

MARTHA “Calamity Jane” CANARY (1850-1903) In her short 53 years, Calamity Jane lived more than most. She worked on a bull train, performed in a wild west show, and was a prostitute of little repute-we assume because of her appearance. One story most historians claim to be strictly a figment of Calamity Jane’s imagination was her claim to have been Wild Bill Hickok’s sweetheart. His acts of charity and her willingness to nurse the sick attest to the warm, soft side of this rough and ready denizen of the Old West. In 1903, Calamity Jane died in the mining camp of Terry from a variety of ailments, chief among which was acute alcoholism. One can only wonder what the elegant and fastidious Wild Bill would have to say of Calamity Jane’s dying wish-which, as you can see, was granted-to be buried next to him. DID YOU KNOW…Gold is the only metal that will not oxidize, even if its buried in the ground for thousands of years.


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was an individualist, a ruggedly handsome man, a superb horseman, and an excellent marksman who could shoot from the hip with deadly accuracy. Hired as sheriff of Abilene, Kansas, he was diligent in his efforts to bring law and order to this western cow town until he accidentally shot and killed his deputy while URXWLQJDJDQJRIUXIĂ&#x20AC;DQV+HZDVUHPRUVHIXORYHU WKLVHYHQWDQGVSHQWWKHUHPDLQGHURIKLVWHUPLQRIĂ&#x20AC;FH at the poker tables in the Alamo Saloon. Concerned citizens questioned the propriety of their pokerSOD\LQJSHDFHRIĂ&#x20AC;FHUDQGSXEOLFRSLQLRQHYHQWXDOO\ forced him to move on. W.F. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buffalo Billâ&#x20AC;? Cody talked Wild Bill into MRLQLQJKLV:LOG:HVW6KRZSOD\LQJQRQHRWKHUWKDQ Wild Bill Hickok. The show headed east in 1874. Wild Bill was a star attraction. As an actor he was a dismal failureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the victim of stage fright and failing eyesight. He was unaccustomed to big cities and GLGQRWDGMXVWZHOOWROLIHRQWKHURDG+LVDFWLQJ career ended in Philadelphia. Frustrated and blinded E\VWDJHOLJKWVKHĂ&#x20AC;UHGDYROOH\RIEODQNVLQWRWKH orchestra. Cody was forced to let him go. The discovery of gold in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory presented new opportunities. Wild Bill and his good friend, C.H. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colorado Charlieâ&#x20AC;? Utter arrived in Deadwood Gulch in June of 1876 and staked out claims. Some say he expected to become marshall in yet another lawless frontier town. Others insist that failing eyesight caused him to seek refuge and anonymity in the Black Hills. Perhaps he, like WKRXVDQGVRIRWKHUVZKRMRLQHGWKH*ROG5XVKRI¡ simply hoped to strike it rich. Deadwood Days During the short time he lived in the Black Hills, KHEHFDPHDIDPLOLDUĂ&#x20AC;JXUHLQ'HDGZRRGVDORRQV and card parlors. He is remembered as an impeccably dressed gentleman who always sat with his back to


DEADWOOD the wall and poured drinks with his left hand, keeping his right hand free for action. On the afternoon of August 2, 1876, Wild Bill MRLQHGDSRNHUJDPHLQDDeadwood saloon. Contrary to his usual practice, he sat with his back to the door

DQGWRRNWKHVHDWRQO\DIWHUEHLQJFKLGHGDQGFDMROHG by his friends. While the game was in progress, Jack McCall entered the saloon and shot Wild Bill in the back of the head with a .45 pistol. Wild Bill died instantly. His body slumped over the table; the cards IHOOWRWKHÁRRUThe combination of black aces and black eights became known as the Deadman’s Hand. The body of Wild Bill Hickok was buried in Mt. Moriah Cemetery overlooking the city, but the legend lives on, immortalized in the hearts of Deadwood citizens and vividly recreated by KLVWRULDQV DQG ÀFWLRQDO ZULWHUV DV well. The original wooden headstone, painstakingly inscribed by his good friend “Colorado Charlie,” has long since disappeared, carried away in bits and pieces by those seeking, in some manner, to become a part of the legend. “Pard, we will meet again in the happy hunting ground to part no more” C.H. Utter DID YOU KNOW? The King of Hearts is the only king without a mustache on a standard playing card.

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When in Historic Deadwood, why not spend a night in a Grand Historic Hotel? Two great examples of history being reborn are The Iron Horse Inn and Hickok’s Hotel and Casino. The Iron Horse Inn was originally constructed as a livestock feed store in 1893. This beautiful three story building was constructed using natural stone from the nearby Whitewood Quarry. In 1920, pioneer hotel owner “Chalk” Wagner purchased and converted the structure into the Wagner Hotel. The Wagner was a favorite of Deadwood socialites in the 20s and 30s, completewitheleganthotelroomsandaplushdiningroomservingÞnefood. Completely restored in 1996, the Iron Horse now houses 19 freshly renovated hotel rooms and a grand hotel lobby. A Deadwood visitor’s “must see” is the sculpture of a horse’s head carved from the sandstone above the front door. Conveniently located in Downtown Deadwood, the Iron Horse has free parking and a historic room for every taste and budget. Hickok’s Hotel & Casino was constructed in 1899 as the Waite Block and originally housed theJohnC.HainesdepartmentstoreandtheGreatEasternCoȔee&TeaCo.onthemainßoor. LaterdepartmentstoretenantsintheWaiteBlockincludedMontgomeryWard.Upperßoors werereservedforsmalleroȗcesandapartments,includingtheoȗcesoftheWaiteBlockÕs architect, O.C. Jewett. Now totally renovated, today Hickok’s boasts of twenty two beautifully restored hotel rooms andsuites,aÞne-diningrestaurant,andanaward-winningpizzapub.Historicpreservation experts often point to Hickok’s Hotel and Casino as a great example of Deadwood’s continuing historicpreservationandrestorationeȔort.

DID YOU KNOW… A notch in a tree will remain the same distance from the ground as the tree grows. The Black Hills Spruce is South Dakota’s State tree.

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Deadwood, South Dakota, is truly one of those towns that people have to see to believe. While the people in Hollywood go all out to create characters and situations for the movies and television, the folks in Deadwood just wait for some of the modern-day characters and folk legends to come by and visit for a while. Where else can you spend a sociable afternoon with a Wild Bill Hickok look-a-like or witness a fast draw contest or a gun fight in the street? Starting to get the idea that this is all sort-of-like family and that everyone works and plays together in an effort to make the Deadwood-Lead area a real fun place to be? Now that you realize this, we have a real winner for you. One that you can be sure of is that there is always something to see or do in Deadwood. What is your pleasure? How about

a Chinese New Year celebration and a St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration to get you started. From here we can go to the “Trial of Jack McCall” for the shooting of Wild Bill Hickok. As a visitor to our city, you can also enjoy the Ghosts of Deadwood Gulch, who are waiting for you at the Wax Museum as well as the historic Mount Moriah Cemetery - - the final resting place of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and many other notable early day characters. The surface tours of the Homestake Gold Mine, the Open Cut, and the Mining Museum in Lead make the Mile High City a must-stop on your tour of this area. During the summer, the Broken Boot Gold Mine and the Days of ‘76 Museum prove to be interesting and historical points of interest. Gambling, fun, fellowship, good times, and a chance to live on the edge came to Deadwood in 1876.

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Tatanka - story of the bison

30 million bison (or buffalo) once roamed the Great Plains of North America. By the close of the 19th century, it is estimated that fewer than 1,000 of these animals survived. This is their story. Discover the saga as compelling as any in American History. From their earliest ancestors to nearextermination and ultimately the revival the story of the bison is captured in Deadwood’s newest attraction. The centerpiece of Tatanka is the larger-than-life bronze sculpture of 14 bison being pursued by three Lakota riders on horseback. Through hands-on exhibits, the interpretive center depicts the history of the bison and their relationship with the Lakota People. As the stage is set, you’ll journey through an authentic living history, with your interpreter, who offers a snapshot of life during the height of the “buffalo culture” during the mid-to-late 1800’s. Tatanka provides visitors of all ages an entertaining and enduring tribute to the past. Open May –October Gates open at 9 a.m. 100 Tatanka Drive U.S. Hwy 85, one mile North of Deadwood (605) 584-5678 www.storyofthebison


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The life-size bronze statue of Wild Bill Hickok has been provided by the Four Aces as a tribute to Deadwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous resident and a lasting memorial of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colorful past. It was sculpted by Black Hills artists Monique Ziolkowski and -DPHV%RUJOXPDW-DPHV¡IRXQGU\LQ6SHDUĂ&#x20AC;VK6RXWK 'DNRWD,WLVDĂ&#x20AC;WWLQJWULEXWHWRERWKWKHPDQDQGWKH legend and to all who sought to carve a new life in Dakota Territory. In life, Wild Bill may have preferred a seat at the gaming tables inside the casino, but his statue sits on Four Acesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; patio, where it is more easily accessible to everyone. It is intended to be seen, touched, and enjoyed. Experience a part of history and all the excitement of Deadwood! Visit the Four Aces, located on lower Main Street at the intersection of Highways 85 and 14-A in the historic Badlands District. Monique and James met as children when the Borglums occasionally visited the Ziolkowskis at Crazy Horse. They met again in 1988 and became good friends. Since 1989, Monique and James have collaborated on several artistic endeavors. The lifeVL]HEURQ]HRI:LOG%LOO+LFNRNLVWKHLUĂ&#x20AC;QHVWWRGDWH

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DID YOU KNOW? Wild Bill Hickok owed a $50.00 drink tab to Saloon No. 10 at the time of his murder. the old west. The original furnishings are located throughout the hotel, including the reception desk and back bar, all of which have been restored to their original grandeur. Slot machines and card tables have also been restored to the hotel, just like the old days of Deadwood’s gaming history. 7KH(PHUDOG5RRPLVORFDWHGRQWKHVHFRQGÁRRU of the hotel; it was originally designed as a formal sitting room for ladies. Adjoining the Emerald Room is a private parlor that was used as the “fainting room.” Currently, the unique rooms are furnished with antiques and are available for banquets, wedding receptions, and private parties. One can also use either the Emerald Room or the Veranda, located just off the formal room, as a perfect “wedding chapel.” Located on the top of Main Street, our casino is among the best in town offering loose slot machines, live blackjack and poker. We are proud to offer our valued guests modern comfort with historic charm while staying at the top of Deadwood in the midst of all the action.

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114 Miles of Variety Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to The George S. Mickelson Trail follows the historic Deadwood to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. There are more than 100 converted Edgemont Burlington Northern rail line. This line passed through the railroad bridges and four hard rock tunnels along the trail. Much of the heart of South Dakotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Black Hills and was abandoned in 1983. A group trail passes through National Forest, but parts of the trail pass through of local residents recognized the lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic value and recreational privately owned land where trail use is restricted to the trail only. It is SRWHQWLDODQGWKHVWDWH¡VĂ&#x20AC;UVWUDLOVWRWUDLOVSURMHFWZDVXQGHUZD\ vital to the future of the trail that users respect the land and others on Originally dubbed the Black Hills Burlington Northern Heritage the trail. Trail, the project gained early support from then-Governor George S. Mickelson. The governor played an integral role in the trailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early On The Trailâ&#x20AC;Ś There are 14 trailheads along the trail route. All the trailheads offer VXFFHVVDQGLQKHSURXGO\GHGLFDWHGWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWVL[PLOHVRIWKHWUDLO parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets and tables. If you want Following Mickelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s untimely death in 1993, the trail was renamed to spend a few days enjoying the Mickelson Trail, campgrounds, hotels, in his honor. motels, bed and breakfast inns, and guest ranches are available near many Governor Janklowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s continued support of the trail made its completion of the trailheads. Camping is not allowed on the trail right-of-way or at possible. After more than a decade and with the help of the US Forest WKHWUDLOKHDGV2SHQĂ&#x20AC;UHVDUHQRWSHUPLWWHG Service, SD Dept. of Transportation, Dept. of Corrections, The National The grades do not exceed four percent, although certain portions of Guard, Game, Fish & Parks, the Friends of the Mickelson Trail, and the trail are considered strenuous. Dumont is the highest point, and the hundreds of volunteers, the trail was completed in the fall of 1998. To 19-mile stretch south from Deadwood to Dumont is the longest, steadiest commemorate its completion, hundreds of hikers, bikers and horseback incline. The section from Hill City south to Crazy Horse Memorial, and riders joined together in a three-day celebration that spanned the entire from Hill City north to Mystic, are also uphill climbs. length of the trail.

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The City with a Heart of Gold!

The discovery of the Homestake ledge or â&#x20AC;&#x153;leadâ&#x20AC;? by Fred Moses Manual in 1876 gave birth to the town of Lead City, now shortened to Lead (pronounced â&#x20AC;&#x153;leedâ&#x20AC;?). Lead is a distinctly different municipality from its sister city of Deadwood, although the two towns, separated by a scant three miles, have been called by many the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Twin Cities.â&#x20AC;? Twins they may be, but they are certainly fraternal rather than identical! The recently closed Homestake Gold Mine was in RSHUDWLRQIRUPRUHWKDQDFHQWXU\DQGZDVWKHFLW\¡V main claim to fame. Hundreds of men made their way into Gold Run Gulch following the discovery of the now-famous Homestake ore body in April of 1876. The tiny camp, which sprang up south of the mine workings, began to grow quickly, and by the turn of the century developed into what was often referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Metropolis of the Black Hills.â&#x20AC;? Homestake itself was a modern hard-rock mine, producing almost 400,000 ounces of gold annually. It employed a skilled work force of about 1,000 persons; the mine contributed directly and indirectly to the OLYHOLKRRGRIWKRXVDQGVPRUH+RPHVWDNH¡VRSHUDWLRQ was not only environmentally sound, but is also was a well established proving ground for modern mining techniques and processes. Bulk-mining methods enabled the Homestake PLQHUWRSURGXFHPRUHRUHHIĂ&#x20AC;FLHQWO\HFRQRPLFDOO\ and safely. Though mechanization has been on the increase in recent years, it has not lessened the need for the special type of man, and yes, woman, who enjoys the challenges and art of his or her chosen profession, but whose work area is often up to 1 1/2 miles or more below the surface of the beautiful Black Hills. Visitors to the city of Lead are often surprised to discover that there was still mining going on until recently, especially on such a large scale, and are fascinated by the technology and hard work involved LQH[WUDFWLQJDQGUHĂ&#x20AC;QLQJWKHSUHFLRXV\HOORZPHWDO Although access to the underground workings of the Homestake is not allowed (it is, remember, a fullyoperational gold mine), two local, educational AAA Star Attractions provide a unique opportunity to trace the mining process in detail. The Black Hills Mining Museum provides a wealth of historical background on the mine and the city of Lead and includes a fascinating guided tour of a simulated underground mine


LEAD level, constructed by over 130 Homestake Mining Company miners and volunteers. The 50-55 minute tour provides the only complete look at early-day and modern hard-rock mining methods to be found in the Black Hills. Hands-on gold panning, self guided mining and local history exhibits, and a video theater further add to this educational and fun family experience. Now the future is even brighter! A nationwide team of scientists is working with the National Science Foundation to convert the Sanford Lab into the national Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory, or DUSEL - a $500 million project. In addition, the Department of Energy is working on another proposed experiment that would require a similar investment. Dozens of universities and research institutions are working on experiments for the Sanford DUSEL, and planning also is under way for a Sanford Center for 6FLHQFH(GXFDWLRQRQWKHODE¡VFDPSXVLQ/HDG The Homestake Surface Tour is also a must and completes the story of the world-famous Homestake. While the mining museum explains the underground operations, the surface tour, conducted now for over 70 years by the Lead Civic Association, provides visitors with a look at the milling and other surface operations of the mine, including the mills, a hoist room, head-frame, and the wastewater treatment plant, as well as a stop at the edge of the Open Cut, the surface pit from which a part of the ore is taken. Both the Black Hills Mining Museum and the +RPHVWDNH6XUIDFH7RXUDUHRSHUDWHGE\QRQSURĂ&#x20AC;W educational corporations and are designed to help preserve the rich mining heritage of the Black Hills and educate and inform the public as to the complex science of modern hardrock mining. The unique mining town of Lead also provides visitors with a variety of lodging establishments and restaurants, as well as a beautiful new city park. The Sweatman Art Memorial, centered in the Lead City Park, is across from the Homestake Gold Mine Tours near downtown Lead. The former First Lutheran Church, built in 1891, ZDV PRYHG WR LWV SUHVHQW ORFDWLRQ IRU WKH :RPHQ¡V Club of Lead in 1963. They named the memorial after Mrs. Ira B. Sweatman, who had bequeathed them a sum of money for art. Included in the building is an eleven-foot mural painted in 1907 by Charles Maurice Alaniva. Housed LQWKHEXLOGLQJLV-/¡V*LIWV7KLVXQLTXHJLIWVKRSIHDtures Scandinavian gifts, handcrafted country items, dollhouse and miniatures, and a large selection of Black Hills gold, silver and rose quartz jewelry.

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Go to www.TravelSD.com for a complete “Events” Listing MAY May 13 ............Youth Activity Day/Step Outside Event, Canton May-13............Fabulous Family Fishing, Garretson May-13............Dash for Cache!, Yankton May 18-30......Seasonal Volksmarch Trail, Custer May 18-19......Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing, Aberdeen May 18 ...........Model Railroad Open House, Aberdeen May 22-25......Shakespeare Garden Planting Festival, Wessington Spring May-13............Summer Porch Series, Renner May 24-25......9th Custer Stampede Buffalo Art Auction Unveiling, Custer May 24-27......Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Bruce May 24-27......Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Arlington May-13............Geocaching 10, Canton May-13............History Hike, Canton May-13............Kids’ Fishing Derby, Arlington May 25 ...........Wishard Memorial Disc Golf Tournament, Ft Pierre May-13............Sprouts for Sprouts, Lake City May-13............Bean Bag Tournement, Brandon May 25 - Sep 2 ..Grand Magic Show, Custer May 25-26......SDRA Foothills Rodeo, Wessington Springs May 25-26......Dakota Farm Show, Vermillion May 25-27......Crazy Horse Memorial Day Weekend Open House, Crazy Horse May 25 - Oct 14..Legends in Light® Laser Light Show, Crazy Horse May 25-27.....Memorial Day Weekend Live Music, Hill City May-13............Sangria Sundays, Renner May-13............Treemendous Trees, Garretson May-13............Walk the Fort, Pickstown May 27 ............Oakwood Riders Trail Ride and Horse Show, Bruce May-13............Little Fellows Memorial Day Service, Clark May 27 - Sep 2 ..Greatest Show On H2O!, Sioux Falls May-13............Summer Bistro, Hill City May 30 ...........Summer Porch Series, Renner May 30 - Jun 2 ..Argus Leader RibFest, Sioux Falls May-13............Summer Music Series, Hill City May 31 - Jun 1 ..Car & Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, Sisseton JUNE Jun 1-2 ............Crazy Horse Volksmarch, Crazy Horse Jun 1-2 ...........Siouxland Rennaissance Festival, Sioux Falls Jun 1 ...............Bikes & Babes Poker Run to benefit CMN, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............National Trails Day Hike: Little Devil’s Tower Trail, Custer Jun 1 ...............Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Lake City Jun-13 .............Kids’ Fishing Derby, Fort Pierre Jun-13 .............National Trails Day Hike: Prairie Trail, Custer Jun 1 ...............National Trails Day Hike: Badger Clark Trail, Custer Jun 1 ...............Kids’ Fishing Derby, Bruce Jun-13 .............A Path Less Traveled Hike, Yankton Jun-13 .............Ducks!, Canton Jun-13 .............Basic GPS and Geocaching, Lake Preston Jun-13 .............Nature Hike, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............National Trails Day, Pierre Jun 1 ...............Labor Day Weekend Reservations Open, Pierre Jun-13 .............National Trails Day Hike, Lead Jun 1 ...............Casey Tibbs Match of Champions, Fort Pierre Jun 2 ...............Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Deadwood Jun-13 .............Sangria Sundays, Renner Jun-13 .............Crazy Horse Dedication Anniversaries, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jun-13 .............Trolley on the Trail, Deadwood Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Fishing, Bruce Jun 5-10..........“The Nerd”, Yankton Jun-13 .............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jun 7-9 ...........26th Annual Dakota Alliance Soccer Invitational, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Fort Sisseton Historic Festival, Lake City

Jun 7-9 ............Black Hills Quilt Show & Sale, Rapid City Jun 7-8 ...........The Original South Dakota State BBQ Championships, Huron Jun 7-9 ............Wheel Jam, Huron Jun-13 .............First Friday, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jun-13 .............Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank, Sioux Falls Jun 7-9 ............Fort Sisseton Historical Festival, Lake City Jun 7-8 ............3rd Annual Denny Palmer Memorial Walleye Classic, Mobridge Jun-13 .............World Oceans Day, Watertown Jun-13 .............Cast-Iron Chef, Yankton Jun-13 .............Basic Birding, Arlington Jun-13 .............Parrot Program, Canton Jun-13 .............Techno Treasure Hunt Walk in the Park, Fort Pierre Jun-13 .............Luce Pioneer Day, Madison Jun-13 .............Family Fun Amazing Race, Canton Jun-13 .............Amazing Family Race, Canistota Jun 8 ...............Family Fun Pioneer Day and Corn Husk Dolls, Lake Preston Jun-13 .............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Glacial Lakes H-D/Dakota Sioux Casino Poker Run, Watertown Jun-13 .............Zippity Zoo Day, Sioux Falls Jun 8-9 ............Family Fun Weekend, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Fort Sisseton Historic Festival, Lake City Jun-13 .............Sangria Sundays, Renner Jun-13 .............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Fishing, Arlington Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Kids’ Fishing Day, Hot Springs Jun-13 .............Summer Bistro, Hill City Jun-13 .............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jun-13 .............Heritage Day, Clark Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Trees, Garretson Jun 14-16 .......Stampede Rodeo & Gift from Mother Earth Celebration, Crazy Horse Jun 14-16 .......Hills & Valley Riding Club Annual Trail Ride, Sisseton Jun-13 .............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jun-13 .............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jun 15-16 .......Finn Fest, Frederick Jun 15-16 .......Arts in the Park, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Model Railroad Open House, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Center of the Nation All Car Rally, Belle Fourche Jun-13 .............Lantern Tour, Lake City Jun-13 .............Nature Hike, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Whooo Lives in a Tree?, Canton Jun-13 .............Father’s Day Treats for Dad, Arlington Jun-13 .............DakotaMan Triathlon, Harrisburg Jun-13 .............Lewis and Clark Homestead Day, Yankton Jun-13 .............Father’s Day Bluebird Box Workshop, Hot Springs Jun-13 .............Prehistoric Outdoor Games, Garretson Jun-13 .............Archery for Beginners, Pickstown Jun-13 .............Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Bruce Jun-13 .............The Big Mick, Lead Jun-13 .............Senses Hike, Canton Jun-13 .............Sangria Sundays, Renner Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp, Wagner Jun-13 .............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Kids’ Fishing Day, Belle Fourche Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Trees, Brandon Jun-13 .............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jun-13 .............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Bike Night, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Women’s Ride, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jun 21-22 .......Czech Days, Tabor Jun-13 .............Nature’s Yucky!, Yankton Jun-13 .............Newton Hills Night Sky, Canton

Jun 21-22 .......Shrine Circus, Mobridge Jun-13 .............Become a Buffalo Buff, Lake City Jun-13 .............Dutch Oven Gathering, Lake Preston Jun-13 .............Outer Space in the Afternoon, Canton Jun-13 .............Dutch Oven Gathering, Pickstown Jun-13 .............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Poker Run for No Reason, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Sangria Sundays, 2013Renner Jun-13 .............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jun-13 .............Crazy Horse June Night Blast, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Summer Bistro, Hill City Jun-13 .............Nature Day Camp: Kids’ Fishing Day, Custer Jun 27-30 .......Family Fun Days, Grenville Jun-13 .............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jun-13 .............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jun-13 .............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jun 27-30 .......Sturgis Camaro Rally, Sturgis Jun 27-29 .......Crystal Springs Ranch Rodeo, Clear Lake Jun 28-30 .......Black Hills Bluegrass Festival, Sturgis Jun-13 .............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jun 28-30 .......South Dakota Survival School Weekend, Brandon Jun 28-30 .......Becoming an Outdoor Family, Lake City Jun 28-29 .......Irene Rodeo, Irene Jun-13 .............Nature Hike, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Roots, Shoots, Seeds and Fruits Hike, Yankton Jun-13 .............Extreme Amazing Race, Canton Jun-13 .............Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration, Arlington Jun-13 .............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jun 29-30 .......Celebrate Freedom!, Hill City Jun-13 .............C&NW Road Race and Walk, Redfield Jun-13 .............Women’s Try-It Day, Sioux Falls Jun-13 .............Sangria Sundays, Renner JULY Jul 1-4..............Wild West Days, Faulkton Jul 1-4..............Mac’s Carnival, Mobridge Jul 2-4..............Mobridge Sitting Bull Stampede, Mobridge Jul-13...............Trolley on the Trail, Deadwood Jul-13...............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jul 3-4..............Old Time Country Fourth Celebration, Custer Jul-13...............BH Round Up 4th Annual Ranch Rodeo, Belle Fourche Jul 3-7..............NorthStar Amusement Carnival, Belle Fourche Jul 4 ................94th Annual Black Hills Round Up Parade, Belle Fourche Jul 4- 6.............94th Annual Black Hills Round Up, Belle Fourche Jul-13...............Patriots’ Parade, Custer Jul-13...............July 4th Celebration, Vivian Jul-13...............Classic Fourth at the Fort, Lake City Jul-13...............Family Game Time, Aberdeen Jul 4-8..............Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Arlington Jul-13...............Red, White and Bike Parade, Yankton Jul 4-7..............Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Lake Preston Jul 4-8..............Patriotic Campsite Decorating Display, Bruce Jul-13...............Kids’ Patriotic Bike Parade, Platte Jul-13...............Fourth of July Parade, Harrold Jul-13...............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jul-13...............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jul-13...............Wylie Park 4th of July Celebration, Aberdeen Jul-13...............Huron Independence Day Celebration, Huron Jul-13...............Rock the Bluffs 4th of July Fireworks Display, Oacoma Jul 4 ................Spectacular Celebration, Redfield Jul-13...............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jul-13...............Fourth of July Fireworks, Yankton Jul-13...............Celebrate Freedom!, Hill City Jul-13...............Independence Day Celebration, Mitchell Jul-13...............Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jul-13...............First Friday, Sioux Falls


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Jul-13...............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jul-13...............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jul 19-20.........Cooking on Kampeska-Wing Fling & BBQ Things, Watertown Jul 19-21.........Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, De Smet Jul 19-21.........Horse & Buggy Days, Sisseton Jul-13...............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jul-13...............Northern Fort Playhouse, Lake City Jul 19-20.........Rockin on the River, Mobridge Jul 19-22.........Halloween in July, Bruce Jul-13...............Treasure Hunt in a Bottle, Canton Jul-13...............Sand Sculpture Showcase, Arlington Jul-13...............Full Moon Howl Prowl Hike, Yankton Jul-13...............Insect Hike, Lake City Jul-13...............Un-Nature Hike, Canton Jul-13...............Northern Fort Playhouse, Lake City Jul-13...............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Parade, Mitchell Jul-13...............Model Railroad Open House, Aberdeen Jul-13...............Sangria Sundays, Renner Jul 21-28.........Wilmot Harvest Fest & the Ranch Rodeo, Wilmot Jul-13...............Canoe/Kayak Tour, Bruce Jul-13...............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Jul-13...............Summer Bistro, Hill City Jul-13...............Nature Day Camp: Track Detectives, Custer Jul 25-28.........Gold Discovery Days, Custer Jul-13...............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Jul-13...............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Jul-13...............Summer Porch Series, Renner Jul 26-27.........Storybook Land Festival, Aberdeen Jul 26-29.........“Oklahoma”, Yankton Jul-13...............Bike Night, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Women’s Ride, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Summer Music Series, Hill City Jul 26-28.........Christmas in July, Madison Jul 26-29.........Halloween in July, Arlington Jul 26-27.........Christmas in July Campsite Decorating Contest, Lake Preston Jul-13...............Christmas in July, Yankton Jul-13...............Tree Walk and Leaf Bookmarks, Canton Jul-13...............Hug a Tree, Canton Jul-13...............The Dam Program, Garretson Jul-13...............Nature Hike, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Lantern Tour, Lake City Jul-13...............Play In Platte Weekend, Platte Jul-13...............Conservation Connections, Watertown Jul-13...............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Dakota Irish Fair 2013, Sioux Falls Jul-13...............Sangria Sundays, Renner Jul-13...............Day at the Dunes, Dakota Dunes Jul-13...............Concerts in the Park, Yankton AUGUST Aug 1-4 ...........Day County Fair, Webster Aug-13 ............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Aug 1 ..............Summer Porch Series, Renner Aug-13 ............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Aug-13 ............Nature Day Camp: Reptiles, Garretson Aug 2 ..............All the People You’ll Meet on Mulberry Street, Yankton Aug 2-4 ...........Sioux River Folk Festival, Canton Aug 2-11 ........Custer Cruisin’, Custer Aug 2-5 ...........“Oklahoma”, Yankton Aug-13 ............First Friday, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Summer Music Series, Hill City Aug-13 ............Downtown Block Party on the Eastbank, Sioux Falls Aug 2-11 ........74th Annual Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Falls Aug 2-3 ...........Bike MS: Pedal the Plains 2012, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Aurora Gala Day, Aurora

Aug-13 ............Annual Foothills Classic Car & Tractor Show, Wessington Springs Aug-13 ............Outdoor University 2013, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Aug 3-4 ...........Rally Live Music, Hill City Aug-13 ............Brandon Valley Car Show, Brandon Aug-13 ............Hy-Vee Day at the Zoo, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Mobridge Demolition Derby, Mobridge Aug-13 ............Riverman/Riverwoman Sprint Triathlon, Pierre Aug-13 ............Chalk In The Park, Belle Fourche Aug-13 ............Annual Selby Northwest Ranch Rodeo, Selby Aug-13 ............Kayaking for Fun, Pickstown Aug-13 ............Evening with the Owls Walk in the Park, Fort Pierre Aug-13 ............Dutch Oven Desserts, Montrose Aug-13 ............Bean Bag Tournament, Canton Aug-13 ............Sangria Sundays, Renner Aug-13 ............11th Annual Sturgis Mayor’s Ride, Sturgis Aug 5-11 ........3 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis 6-Aug ..............Custer Cruisin’ Mayor’s Ride, Custer Aug-13 ............Nature Day Camp, Bruce Aug 6-11 ........Sioux Empire Fair, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Aug-13 ............Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers, Hot Springs Aug-13 ............Nature Day Camp: Reptiles, Brandon Aug-13 ............Nature Day Camp, Arlington Aug-13 ............Custer Cruisin’ Veterans’ Appreciation Ride, Custer Aug 8-11 ........Custer County Fair, Hermosa Aug 8-10 ........Clay County Fair, Vermillion Aug-13 ............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Aug-13 ............Summer Porch Series, Renner Aug-13 ............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Aug 9 - Oct 20...Corn Maze, Harrisburg Aug-13 ............Summer Music Series, Hill City Aug 9-10 .......Faith Stock Show and Rodeo, Faith Aug 10-11 ......Scottie Stampede Rodeo Days & Scotland Kuchen Feier, Scotland Aug 10-11 ......Bennett County Fair & Rodeo, Martin Aug-13 ............Nature Hike, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Parrot Program, Canton Aug-13 ............Riddle Hunt, Canton Aug-13 ............Adams Homestead Celebration, North Sioux City Aug-13 ............Park in the Dark Hike, Yankton Aug-13 ............RiverKid Sprint Triathlon, Pierre Aug-13 ............Perseid Meteor Shower and Star Party, Garretson Aug-13 ............Sand Volleyball Fun, Bruce Aug-13 ............GPS Scavenger Hunt, Lake City Aug-13 ............Street Masters Car Show and Ice Cream Social, Ft Pierre Aug-13 ............Turkey and Deer! Oh My!, Canton Aug-13 ............Moonlight Movies, Sioux Falls Aug-13 ............Twin Brooks Threshing Show, Twin Brooks Aug-13 ............Sangria Sundays, Renner Aug 11-18 ......Brown County Fair, Aberdeen Aug 12-18 ......Brown County Fair, Aberdeen Aug-13 ............Concerts in the Park, Yankton Aug-13 ............Summer Bistro, Hill City Aug 14-18 .....Duel on the Prairie Cowboy Fast Draw, Mitchell Aug 14 ...........Nature Day Camp: Nature Explorers, Custer Aug-13 ............Midcontinent Free Day, Watertown Aug-13 ............Summer Lecture Series Presentation, Crazy Horse Aug-13 ............Aberdeen Aqua Addicts Water Ski Show, Aberdeen Aug-13 ............Summer Porch Series, Renner Aug 16-18 ......Riverboat Days & Summer Arts Festival, Yankton Aug 16-18 ......Riverboat Days Mall Craft Show, Yankton Aug-13 ............Summer Music Series, Hill City Aug 16-17 ......Gran Fondo South Dakota - Tour de Prairie, Watertown Aug-13 ............Lantern Tour, Lake City Aug 17 ...........Incredible Insects, Canton


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