South Dakota History

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Searching for the White Mule

Prohibition produced the most cunning, reckless and sometimes dangerous entrepreneurs in our state's ...

When Charlie Collins started the Black Hills Champion in Central City in 1877, this illustration of the colorful character was published in the noted Frank Leslie s Illustrated Weekly. Collins is the bald fellow, with arms folded, near the doorway.

A Toast to Charlie Collins

Remember this Irish dreamer on St. Patrick’s Day.

The Disappearance of Fred Fyle

Geddes’ much-loved town doctor vanished in the winter of 1923.

Phyllis Dolan Justice and her husband, Clarence, were longtime publishers of the Grant County Review, which remained in Phyllis  family for 102 years.

Milbank’s Newspaper Family

For nearly a century, there was only one.

A Depression Christmas

Sometimes the best celebrations happen in the bleakest of times.

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