Where Highways US 212 and SD 73 meet, at the end of the Cheyenne Branch of the Milwaukee Road, we live, a half mile above sea level of the Fox Ridge Divide, our souls nourished by the picture sunsets.
Our Grass is unsurpassed anywhere, . . . — — Map (db m185219) HM
By Badger Clark
The circling cones of bison hide
that made the village of the Sioux
Rose near as high, spread near as wide,
O little Western town, as you.
But small-town skylines all are great
And . . . — — Map (db m185220) HM
This scrap iron sculpture was created to commemorate Sue, the largest, most complete and best preserved T-Rex found to date! Ninety percent of her original bones were found. Only a foot, an arm and a few ribs and vertebrae are missing. Sue was . . . — — Map (db m153969) HM
The President of the United States
In the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Congressional Medal of Honor
Roberts, Charles D.
Rank and organization: Second Lieutenant, U.S. . . . — — Map (db m174052) HM
On this parade ground in 1892 "The Star Spangled Banner" got its impetus to become the National Anthem. Colonel Caleb Carlton of the Eighth Cavalry was Post Commander and with his wife discussed the need for a National Air. At her suggestion he . . . — — Map (db m185221) HM
The trail blazers
here on December 26, 1875
Ben Ash, S.C. Dodge,
Russ Marsh, Ed Donahue,
and Stimmy Stimson
on their trip from Bismarck
through the Indian country
first sighted the Black Hills. — — Map (db m185222) HM
Entered into the National
Register of Historic Places
June 19, 1973
Under the National Preservation
Act of October 15, 1966
Bear Butte was placed in the National
Register Because of its Spiritual value
To the Plains Indians . . . — — Map (db m172497) HM
This 4,422 foot high volcanic bubble rises 1,200 feet above the plains, a guide for centuries to Indians, fur traders, soldiers, cowboys, and travelers. It was visited or passed by Verendrye, 1743; Lt. G. K. Warren, 1855; Hayden, the scientist and . . . — — Map (db m177396) HM
This area, extending along Bear Butte Creek, was for centuries a select camp site for the Plains Indians, who found here mountain spring water, wood, protection from the bitter north winds, together with much game and wild fruit in season. Here, or . . . — — Map (db m184003) HM
Sturgis City, as it was originally called, was laid out by Major Jeremiah Wilcox on August 16, 1878. it was positioned to take advantage of the recently established site of Fort Meade, 1.5 miles to the east, and named for the commander of that . . . — — Map (db m174066) HM
The Fort Laramie Treaties of 1851 and 1868 held implications that would impact the destiny of the Lakota people for generations. The government promised in the 1868 treaty to care for them by building an agency on the reservation with commensurate . . . — — Map (db m174078) HM
Camp J.G. Sturgis
Named for Lt. J.G. Sturgis, killed June 25, 1876 at Battle of Little Big Horn. Established July 1, 1878 in this area by Cos. G.F.I.K., 1st US Infantry; D.G. 11th US Infantry; Hq. & Trs. A.C.D.E.G.I.K.M. 7th US Cavalry; Col. . . . — — Map (db m177387) HM
This youthful pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood Gold Trail was ambushed, killed, and scalped in what is now south Sturgis on August 19, 1876. He was buried, next morning, by passing pioneers. On June 7, 1889, local citizens re-interred him . . . — — Map (db m183999) HM
Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier on the Sidney-Deadwood trail, was ambushed, killed, and scalped here by Indians on August 19, 1876.
On this evening, Nolin stopped by Alkali Creek, where the National Cemetery is now located. Here a . . . — — Map (db m184002) HM
Camps D-Army-1 & SCS-6 (Fechner): 1/2 mile S on W edge of Ft. Meade D-Army-1 company: 2758--7/20/34-10/31/35. SCS-6 companies: 2765--10/15/36-5/27/42; 4725V--5/28/42-7/27/42. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief program during . . . — — Map (db m184004) HM
Noavosse (cheyenne) "The good Mountain"
Mato Paha (Sioux) "Bear Mountain"
Here through the centuries plains Indians received spiritual guidance
from their creator.
Here the Cheyenne Prophet, Sweet Medicine, received the 4 . . . — — Map (db m172490) HM
On this site, the evening of August 19, 1876, 24-year-old Charles "Red" Nolin, pony mail carrier was shot and scalped. He was asked by members of the Schofeld Freighting Outfit to stay with them for the night because of the presence of Indians in . . . — — Map (db m174075) HM
There had long been talk of the need for a military post in the region. As far back as 1857, First Lieutenant Warren recognized the strategic importance of the Black Hills. On Sept. 30, 1857, Lt Warren, while on a military survey of the region, . . . — — Map (db m174069) HM
Born in Ohio in 1876, he came to South Dakota in 1907. With scant education, he achieved college degrees, taught for 25 years, his last school at 86, to afford him time for summer research.
He wrote "Mato Paha", the story of Bear Butte, a . . . — — Map (db m180977) HM
As the United States grew and people moved west, they came in contact with the Native Americans. Out of these contacts conflicts arose. In response to these conflicts, the United States government enacted treaties with the Native Americans.
. . . — — Map (db m174081) HM
On this spot, where the eroded ruts of the Bismarck-Deadwood Trail are still plain to see took place on July 17, 1877 the massacre of the Wagnus family by Indians, who from Bear Butte watched with envy the passing of their lands to the whites. Two . . . — — Map (db m184171) HM
"Give us a blessing so that our words and actions be one in unity, and that we will be able to listen to each other. In doing so, we shall with good heart walk hand in hand to face the future."
Frank Fools Crow in prayer . . . — — Map (db m154913) HM