South Dakota Archive

54 – REFLECTIONS

As we began heading westward, knowing that we would be home in a few weeks, we took some time to reflect on all that we had

53 – SPEARFISH CANYON AND DEADWOOD

Deadwood, with its place in history as a Dakota Territory gold rush town, boasting residents such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, was an area

52 – BLACK HILLS GOLD

The words gold rush immediately evoke visions of California and Alaska. However, South Dakota also had its gold rush of 1876, when one of the richest

51- BACK TO LONG AGO

Before the arrival of European settlers Native Americans knew the Black Hills as a winter sanctuary away from the blizzards of the Northern Plains. The area

50 – GRANDMA GOES SPELUNKING

Well, not in the energetic caver sense, but thanks to current improvements to help the handicapped travel and visit formerly inaccessible places, the Wind Cave National

48 – TREES, SPIRES, TUNNELS, AND PIG TAILS

Talk about magnificent highways! That’s the best description one can give of the breathtaking drive through Custer State Park’s roads in Custer, South Dakota. Distance-wise it’s

47 – THE ENCHANTED HIGHWAY

It’s frequently described as an empty road in the middle of nowhere. But thanks to Gary Greff the road between Gilmore, North Dakota, and Regent isn’t

46 – FONDUE AND FIRST AID

After we returned to camp we rested a little before leaving for the much-publicized nightly Pitchfork Steak Fondue, a “must do” in Medora in the summer