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Black Hills Institute, South Dakota

Prehistoric, Droid Shots, Hill City, South Dakota, June 2016, photo © 2016 by QuoinMonkey. All rights reserved.   bone to bone they fly / 50 million years ago / ocean desert sky   ___________________________________________ Road trip acr...
by redRavine on Jun 11, 2016

Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Hot Springs, South Dakota

On thousands of acres in Hot Springs, South Dakota lies the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary. On this privately owned ranch hundreds of rescued Spanish mustangs, American mustangs, other rare breeds, and their Sanctuary-born descendants live out thei...
by Not as the Crow Flies on Nov 1, 2015

Summer Reflections — Western Wildfires

Wildfires are unpredictable and dangerous. I feel for all the people who have endured wildfires both this summer and previously. They are worrisome. On our honeymoon, we decided to backpack in the High Uinta Mountains of Utah over the crowded 4th of...

Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse South Dakota

For the generation that saw it born, Mount Rushmore was the symbol of American optimism after the triumph of WWI. For many who grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, it became a symbol of the family road trip. And for American Indians of any generation, it...
by eTravelTrips on Mar 19, 2015

Black Hills Gold Source Professional Gem and Jewelry Cleaner Solution Review

According to the late, great and incomparable Marilyn Monroe "diamonds are a girl's best friend". Although this may be true in theory, once precious gems and metals lose their shimmer, sparkle and shine they can turn into a woman's worst style enemy.
by Fashion Casbah on Jun 13, 2014

News about Reverse Phone Lookup issue #1

Spearfish gains emergency notification system – Black Hills Pioneer – bhpioneer.com 03/07/2014 Spearfish gains emergency notification systemBlack Hills PioneerSPEARFISH — Spearfish residents will soon begin to receive phone calls, texts...

Gold Engagement Ring Ideas

In today tradition, it has become a habit and a necessity that a wedding should be scheduled with great fanfare. People start to look for the dress, wedding design a few months before the big day. Even more, a designer is needed to get gold engagemen...
by Engagement Ring on Mar 4, 2014

The South Dakota GPAA claims of MaryAnn, Migg and Rainbow

We decided to plan an August trip to get out of the Texas heat.  Destination South Dakota and the Black Hills.  Of course we planned to hit Deadwood, Rapid City and Mount Rushmore, but the highlight for me was the three days at the GPAA Mar...
by TexanTreks on Aug 28, 2013

Playing Tourist: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally – the downside

Today is Friday. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally officially started Monday morning and will end Sunday. I am writing this early in the morning. There are an estimated 500,000 plus motorcyclists this year, and so far it’s been a wild rally. …...
by The Joyful Servant on Aug 9, 2013

Playing Tourist: Black Hills, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

  It’s that time of year in the Black Hills: the first week in August. The roar has begun, the bikers are arriving… It’s the 73rd Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! Approximately half a million motorcyclists and several thousa...
by The Joyful Servant on Aug 1, 2013

Playing Tourist: Deadwood’s Chinatown

In order to see a small segment of old ChinaTown you have to go underground. Deadwood was built quickly during the boom years and there was a creek flowing down the middle of the street. Needless to say the place … Continue reading →...
by The Joyful Servant on Jul 25, 2013

Playing Tourist: The Black Hills Series, Deadwood

Welcome to part two of The Black Hills Series. Today I’ll be sharing about my hometown, Deadwood. This is the first of several posts on Historic Deadwood. In 1874, some of Colonel George Armstrong Custer‘s men discovered gold in the So...
by The Joyful Servant on Jul 22, 2013

Playing Tourist: The Black Hills Series

The last couple of summers since my dear Hubby and I retired from managing the Christian camp and retreat center near our home (no we are not retired from ministry!) we have had the opportunity to “play tourist” in the … Continue re...
by The Joyful Servant on Jul 15, 2013

Symbolic Jewelry: the Butterfly

One of the more popular forms of symbolic jewelry is butterfly jewelry. Many early cultures had superstitions in regards to the butterfly.  The Chinese associated the insect with longevity and love.  The Japanese often decorated their familial cres...
by Jewelry Style Voice on Jul 15, 2013

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally South Dakota

For those who like bikes, there’s no place like Sturgis, a small town (population 6,442) that annually hosts the biggest motorcycle rally in America. Historians trace the event back to 1936, when Clarence ‘Pappy’ Hoel established an Indian moto...
by eTravelTrips on Jan 24, 2013

One More Time Into the Valley Of Death ~ 150 Years Later And Still No Justice ~ This Time They Fight For All Of Us!

First Nations, Tribes and Allies Gather on Yankton Sioux Reservation to Oppose the Tar Sands and Keystone XL Pipeline - Unprecedented gathering marks the 150th anniversary of 1863 Peace Treaty - ACTION ALERT -- January 17, 2013 Indigenous Nations f...

Where is Home?

Sometimes I am not sure where to call Home. I’ve lived in so many places. When people ask where I grew up my first impulse is to say Arnold Heights – a tiny little town, actually more of a military … Continue reading →...
by The Joyful Servant on Nov 13, 2012

Call to artists!

Our Prairie Edge Fine Art Gallery is taking artwork submissions! We are working with a business who wishes to purchase a considerable amount of art. Desired Themes Northern Plains Native American and Black Hills/South Dakota or surrounding area. Artw...
by Tribe Scribe on Nov 8, 2012

Photo Favorites: South Dakota

Although I have lived in South Dakota nearly all my life, before this summer I had only been out west to see our most famous attraction, and at that time I was so little that I didn’t even remember the … Continue reading →...
by reclaiming ryan on Dec 28, 2011


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