Rapid City in South Dakota

12 July 2021 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

Firehouse Brewing Company © flickr.com - Nick Amoscato/cc-by-2.0

Firehouse Brewing Company © flickr.com – Nick Amoscato/cc-by-2.0

Rapid City (Lakota: “Swift Water City”) is the second most populous city in South Dakota and the county seat of Pennington County. Named after Rapid Creek, where the settlement developed, it is in western South Dakota, on the Black Hills‘ eastern slope. As of 2019, the population was estimated at 77,500.   read more…

Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills

24 September 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Museums, Exhibitions Reading Time:  7 minutes

Entrance Sign © Richie Diesterheft

Entrance Sign © Richie Diesterheft

The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction on privately held land in the Black Hills, in Custer County, South Dakota. It represents Crazy Horse, an Oglala Lakota warrior, riding a horse and pointing into the distance. The memorial was commissioned by Lakota elder Henry Standing Bear to be sculpted by Korczak Ziółkowski. It is operated by the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, a private non-profit organization.   read more…

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