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Opera House Community Theater Debut

By • May 1st, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

I have never been shy about tooting my own horn. I don’t think my ego is out of control, mind you, but if I’ve done something that I’m proud of, I want other people to know about it. You may have noticed that I haven’t put up many posts here lately (oops, there’s the ego), […]



Homestake Opera Posters

By • Mar 9th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

As promised in my previous post, here are some examples of posters that advertised different shows at the Homestake Opera House in its early days. In our image-enriched lives, we look at these posters and think they’re not much to look at. We’re used to explosive color and clever graphics to catch our attention and […]



The Homestake Opera House

By • Mar 7th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Last night, I went up to Lead to audition for Fiddler on the Roof. The Historic Lead Deadwood Arts Council is putting on the production, directed by a woman from Pierre who is remarkably talented at coaxing talent out of small communities. Auditions were held (and the production will be) at the Homestake Opera House. […]



Gettin’ Chubby Never Tasted So Good

By • Feb 27th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Love chocolate? So do I, in case my quest for the perfect hot chocolate wasn’t enough indication. Today’s chocolate report, however, is about truffles – “obscenely good” truffles, no less. Located on the outer edge of Deadwood, as you head through town up toward Lead, Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates is a chocolate-lover’s dream come true. No […]



IgoUgo Goes to the Travel Blog

By • Feb 19th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Today, the South Dakota Tourism website was featured on IgoUgo.com’s travel blog. In an entry titled “Top Ten State Tourism Sites,” our tourism website was lauded for its wonderful Trip Planner and fascinating Fuel Facts. And (last but certainly not least!) our very own Black Hills Travel Blog got a nod. Thank you, thank you! […]



Romantic Dining in the Hills

By • Feb 12th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Running a little behind with your Valentines plans? Here is a list of some of the great restaurants around the Black Hills to help you set hit the right note with your sweetie. I can’t promise you’ll be able to get reservations at any of the restaurants by Thursday, but maybe this will give you […]



1904 World Fair Display Comes Home

By • Feb 11th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Imagine: there used to be a time when people in one part of the world didn’t know a thing about what was going on in other parts of the world. News came by word of mouth, and for big city folk, news of happenings on the expanding Western frontier was exciting and exotic. In 1904, […]



50 Years of Mutton Bustin’ Joy

By • Jan 30th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

The stock show is in town! When I was little, my parents always took me and my siblings out to see the animals. As the frilly girl I was, I always liked the bunny rabbits the best, which my brother was quick to inform me was not the point of the stock show at all. […]



January Heat Wave!

By • Jan 27th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

If I tell people from out of state that I live in South Dakota, the first thing most of them think of is our terrible weather. Of course, they are basing this opinion on sources like Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is all many people know about South Dakota. But the Black Hills aren’t nearly as […]