Bar / Museums
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Old Style Saloon No. Ten Diamond Lil’s Early last century in Deadwood, probably over drinks late at night, inspiration hit. Why not combine a bar and museum under one roof? Old Style Saloon Number Ten assumed its current form on Deadwood’s Main Street, liberally stocked not only with liquor and … Read More

South Dakota Air and Space Museum
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Approaching Rapid City via Interstate 90 from the east, you may notice traffic in addition to the RVs and motorcycles sharing the highway with you. Air Force jets soar overhead, flying into or out of Ellsworth Air Force Base, seven miles from Rapid City. Developed during World War II, Ellsworth … Read More

Remembering Homestake
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For 125 years Homestake, the biggest and most technically advanced gold mine in American history, mined and milled the precious metal at Lead. Homestake made South Dakota the number one gold producing state for most of the 20th century. It cut a shaft nearly two miles deep, to a depth … Read More

Mammoth Site, Hot Springs
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We all learned in school how smart research and strategic experimentation can lead to great scientific discoveries. Of course, so can pure luck, like when a construction crew in Hot Springs unearthed mammoth bones in 1974. The spot quickly evolved into one of the world’s busiest, most significant paleontology digs. … Read More