Archives for the ‘Culture’ Category

The Center of the Nation The Center of the Nation By | Jun 2nd, 2008 | Category: Culture A story in the Herald Tribune, out of Sarasota, Fla., reminded me that the geographic center of the United States is just north of the Black Hills in Butte County. This spot became the center of the nation – an equal number of square miles of U.S. soil to the north, south, east and west […]
McCain to Roll Into Sturgis for Motorcycle Rally McCain to Roll Into Sturgis for Motorcycle Rally By | Apr 28th, 2008 | Category: Culture Talk about a Secret Service nightmare. The Buffalo Chip Campground, the sometimes wild and wooly outpost on the eastern edge of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, announced last week that Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, will be at the Chip this year. McCain, a decorated veteran and Vietnam POW, will be on hand for […]
Mount Rushmore Comes Alive; Onion Not Surprised Mount Rushmore Comes Alive; Onion Not Surprised By | Feb 29th, 2008 | Category: Culture In honor of Friday, I hereby post this goofy image of Mount Rushmore from The Onion. I haven”t read much of the satire magazine since college, but one of my coworkers still finds time to trawl the site. Actually, his mother sent him this one. I think that makes it better. The fangs on Lincoln […]
Ode to the Ponderosa Ode to the Ponderosa By | Jan 14th, 2008 | Category: Culture I was looking at the picture I posted in my last blog and got to thinking that the views around here wouldn”t be nearly so lovely if it wasn”t for our pine trees. There are three types of pine trees that grow in the Black Hills: Ponderosa, Lodgepoll, and Limber. Of these, Ponderosa is far […]
Holiday National Treasure Preview & Rushmore Trip Holiday National Treasure Preview & Rushmore Trip By | Nov 26th, 2007 | Category: Culture I haven”t been keeping good track of which movie trailers I see on TV – there”s been a lot of them this time of year, after all – but for the first time I can remember, I saw a promo for National Treasure: Book of Secrets on the boob tube over this past holiday weekend. […]
Gorillas? No – Presidents In the Mist. Gorillas? No – Presidents In the Mist. By | Oct 17th, 2007 | Category: Culture We South Dakotans are a little geeky when it comes right down to it. Consider some of our favorite jokes involving Mount Rushmore National Memorial. One of the more popular, usually ending up on postcards, looks something like this: It”s usually titled, “Mount Rushmore in the Fog.” A popular alternative is “Mount Rushmore in a […]
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