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There’s all kinds of wildlife in the Black Hills. We have lots of bison, deer and elk. There are populations of bighorn sheep and mountain goats. Coyotes and mountain lions are around, but elusive.

But there are three species — moose, bears and wolves — that you probably won’t see see.

At least not yet.

Honor our veterans on Nov. 11

Wednesday 9, Nov 2016

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month of 1918. It's the day that World War I came to an end. The following year, Americans celebrated Armistice Day on November 11.

The Haunting of Keystone

Thursday 6, Oct 2016

The Holy Terror Days Association and the Keystone Chamber of Commerce present the 7th Annual Haunting of Keystone for three weekends in October.

The Haunting of Keystone is a family-friendly Trifecta of Terror that includes:

“The School From Hell”
“Wicked Little Zombie Miners”
“The Haunted Forest"

Thomas Jefferson, writer of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States, is also credited with bringing the first written ice cream recipe to America.

Here’s another fact: you can get vanilla ice cream at Mount Rushmore National Memorial’s Memorial Team Ice Cream shop that uses the same 1780 recipe. Produced by Pride Dairy for Mount Rushmore, this rich ice cream gets its sweet vanilla flavor from vanilla beans sourced from where Mr. Jefferson would have gotten them in his day.

Play ball, carve a mountain

Wednesday 7, Sep 2016

As the 2016 major league baseball season winds down, it’s worth noting that baseball was a big part of the carving of Mount Rushmore.

You would think that after climbing up and down the rock face all week, workers would be taking it easy on the weekend.

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