Archives for the ‘Events’ Category

He’s Back…… He’s Back…… By | Feb 10th, 2009 | Category: Events For almost anyone who has experienced the Sturgis Bike Rally, a few similar things come to mind:  Harleys, leather, tattoos and the great concerts. This upcoming August will be no exception. On August 3rd, the Buffalo Chip is welcoming back Toby Keith for his second appearance, alongside Aerosmith and George Thorogood. In 2005, Toby Keith’s […]
Obama coming to Keystone, sort of Obama coming to Keystone, sort of By | Feb 9th, 2009 | Category: Events With a new president comes a new addition to the National Presidential Wax Museum in Keystone, S.D. President Barack Obama is will take his place in wax history sometime in May, according to manager Ty Gerbracht, who manages the wax museum along with the adjacent Holy Terror Mini-Golf and the Executive Order Grill. “He’s definitely […]
History Detectives on the case History Detectives on the case By | Feb 3rd, 2009 | Category: Events A followup to my recent blog post on the PBS series “History Detectives” and the piece its producers are doing on Crazy Horse. As you recall, no proven photo of Crazy Horse exists. But Tim Giago (above left), well-known author and former Native American newspaper publisher, has an old photo that he believes could depict […]
A Bicentennial Birthday for Abe A Bicentennial Birthday for Abe By | Feb 2nd, 2009 | Category: Events Perhaps on February 12 we should all make a quick trip to Mount Rushmore. Besides the obvious pull of this world-known monument, this specific date marks a bicentennial of an event important for the entire nation. Wondering what we have the privilege of commemorating? This would be the birth of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th and […]
Southern Fun Brought North Southern Fun Brought North By | Jan 29th, 2009 | Category: Events Don’t think you’ll be making it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this year?  Check out the celebration done South Dakota style in Deadwood from Feb. 19 to 21. The city of Deadwood is well known for its many annual celebrations and events. Mardi Gras is no exception. Sure, the weather in Louisiana is probably […]
America’s Ambassadors in Blue Coming to Ellsworth America’s Ambassadors in Blue Coming to Ellsworth By | Jan 20th, 2009 | Category: Events To witness the aerobatic flying techniques of a group of F-16s, you should plan to be at the Ellsworth Air Force Base on May 30 and 31.  This is where you can see the famed Thunderbirds fly through the Black Hills. Who are the Thunderbirds?  Officially referred to as the United States Air Force Demonstration […]
The Black Hills to the Extreme The Black Hills to the Extreme By | Jan 12th, 2009 | Category: Events, Outdoor Adventure Team South Dakota members are, from left,Dan Jensen from Sioux Falls, Gary Haven, Paulette Kirby, and Lisa Gustin all of Rapid City. South Dakota has long attracted tourists from all over the world.  The state has a little bit of everything: Hunting, fishing, hiking, history, scenery, wildlife, etc.  But more than the usual history buffs, […]
400 Miles of History 400 Miles of History By | Jan 8th, 2009 | Category: Events I’ve always felt that South Dakota was a great area to learn about our country’s history.  We have museums and historic sights scattered across the state.  We have everything from national monuments, Western icons and even gold mines. But it wasn’t until yesterday while reading the Rapid City Journal online, that I learned about something […]
New (big) game at the Stock Show New (big) game at the Stock Show By | Dec 19th, 2008 | Category: Events The Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo in Rapid City is a great winter diversion. Cowboys, horses, cattle, families and vendors all under one very big roof at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  This year’s stock show, by the way,  is Jan. 30 to Feb. 8. You can see a lot of magnificent animals at […]
Days of ’76 is top mid-sized rodeo Days of ’76 is top mid-sized rodeo By | Dec 16th, 2008 | Category: Events Rodeo is a big sport in the Black Hills. We have the Black Hills Roundup in Belle Fourche over the Fourth of July weekend. We have the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City in January and February. And the Deadwood’s Days of ’76 Rodeo, one of the Black Hills’ premier special events, has been […]