"If you like history like we do, you’ll find it very fascinating,” said Rick Olesen, owner of Wild Bill's Trading Post and co-owner of the Wild Bill Bar in Deadwood. Olesen, who is caretaker of the space for the Texas...
The little barn that sits behind the Falls Park Visitor Information Center has the same rustic look it would have had back in 1917 when the stockyards opened. When you take a step inside, you’ve entered into a whole...
The historic Adams House in Deadwood was built in 1892 and has been home to two prominent families – the Franklins and the Adams. The Victorian Queen Anne-style home includes oak interiors, hand-painted canvas wall coverings, four stained glass...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography Seven years ago, Dustin and Laura Floyd were living a disconnected suburban existence. They didn’t know their neighbors. Their commute was 45 minutes each way. It soon became painfully obvious it wasn’t the life...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography They say death is just a part of life, and as long as we’re remembered, we can live on. That is the idea behind Sioux Heritage Museums’ Voices from the Past: Woodlawn by...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Liz Painter In South Dakota, we are big on history. Especially if it has to do with rough-and-tumble elements like the Wild West and the lives of rural farm families of the mid-to-late 1800’s. It seems...
By Denise DePaolo Images by Elizabeth Lucille Photography When we find ourselves waxing nostalgic, one trope that inevitably comes to mind is summertime. Many of us think about the sense of possibility on the last day of school, playing outside until...
By Leah Vanden Bosch Submitted Images Summers are best spent traveling, and with its eclectic collection of galleries, artifacts, and exhibits, the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center will allow visitors to travel through time. Tucked into a bluff just north of...
By Alana Snyder You recognize her as Deadwood legend Calamity Jane, but Martha Cannary has lived one heck of a life. For our Halloween issue, we pulled up a chair at Saloon Number 10 and chatted with the ghost of Calamity, whose...
By Kinsey Gustafson Savoy Schuler and Bryce Brinker are the founders and guides of the ghost tour in arguably the most haunted hotel in the Midwest. That would be the historic Hotel Alex Johnson in downtown Rapid City. They say...
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