Custer, South Dakota

What is Custer, South Dakota known for?


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Custer in 1876 Custer is generally considered to be the oldest town established by European Americans in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Gold was found there during the 1874 Black Hills Expedition (Black Hills Expedition (1874)), conducted by the 7th Cavalry led by Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer, a discovery which initiated the Black Hills Gold Rush. For thousands of years, the Black Hills had been part of the territory of varying tribes of indigenous

peoples . They were within historical territory of the Oglala Sioux at the time of United States encounter, and within the Great Sioux Reservation established by the US Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868). Having established dominance in the area by the eighteenth century, the Oglala Sioux had long considered the Black Hills as sacred land. After increasing encroachment by European Americans and violent confrontations, the US government forced the Sioux to cede much of the Black Hills

, industrial minerals form the basis of today's local mining industry. Timber harvesting and production, tourism, and government services form the basis for the economy. Custer is the headquarters for the Supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest of South Dakota and Wyoming. It is convenient to major tourist attractions, such as Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial. The Crazy Horse Memorial


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, South Dakota Lead . In addition to gold, Custer and other cities based their economies on the extraction of industrial minerals, which are still important to the regional economy. Custer claims to have the widest Main Street in the United States. The city made the street wide enough in the nineteenth century for a team of oxen pulling a wagon to turn completely around. Custer annually observes a "Gold Discovery Days" celebration and festivities over the last full weekend of July


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Cave National Park , established in 1903 in the Black Hills, contains an extensive cave network as well as a large herd of bison (American Bison). Badlands National Park was created in 1978.


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Dakota Custer County , South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,067 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is the county seat of Custer County (Custer County, South Dakota). History Image:CusterCity1876front.jpg thumb left Oxen-drawn freight team entering


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is located just north of the city. The South Dakota State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy is located south of town and partially within Custer State Park. The Department of Corrections operates the facility for juvenile offenders. An 87-bed hospital, Custer Regional, provides general medical, surgical, and emergency room services.


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going extinct publisher News1130 date 2010-08-19 accessdate 2011-04-06 The owners are exploring options for moving the park.


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, such as the Dakota Country Family Music Show and the Mountain Music Show, both near Custer (Custer, South Dakota). Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival is held at the Prairie Village located in Madison South Dakota and is a pure country music festival that has been attracting big crowds to camp and enjoy many of Nashville's country music stars. The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival is held every year in June and is operated by the Rapid City Arts Council, while the town of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) hosts the WestFest gathering every year as well. Byron, pgs. 182 - 184 *''ALT US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Alternate)'' – Wall, South Dakota to Kadoka, South Dakota *''ALT US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Alternate)'' – Custer, South Dakota to Keystone, South Dakota *''BUS US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Business (Rapid City, South Dakota))'' – Rapid City, South Dakota Real life Several small tourist attractions and or camper parks have been built in honor of Bedrock. The most famous and oldest is Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota which opened in 1966 and is still around. There is also a Bedrock City in Valle, Arizona which opened in 1972. Two Canadian Bedrock Cities, both in British Columbia, were closed and or demolished in the late 1990s. One in Kelowna, British Columbia was closed in 1998, demolished and changed into the Landmark (Landmark Cinemas (Canada)) Grand 10 multiplex theatre & a strip mall. The second one located in Chilliwack, British Columbia was closed in 1994 and was changed into a dinosaur theme park called "Dinotown" '''Black Hills National Forest''' is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres (5,066 km²) and is managed by the Forest Service (United States Forest Service). Forest headquarters are located in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger (National Park Ranger) district offices in Custer, Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), and Spearfish (Spearfish, South Dakota) in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. USFS Ranger Districts by State Another concern was the failure of the justice systems in border towns to prosecute white attacks against Lakota men who went to the towns for their numerous saloons and bars. Alcohol was prohibited on the reservation. Local police seldom prosecuted crimes against the Lakota, or charged assailants at lesser levels. Recent murders in border towns heightened concerns on the reservation. An example was the early 1973 murder of 20-year-old Wesley Bad Heart Bull in a bar in Buffalo Gap, which the tribe believed was because of race. AIM led supporters to a meeting at the Custer, South Dakota courthouse, where they expected to discuss civil rights issues and wanted charges against the suspect raised to murder from second-degree manslaughter. They were met by riot police, who allowed only five people to enter the courthouse, despite blizzard conditions outside. Reinhardt notes that the confrontation became violent, during which protesters burned down the chamber of commerce building, damaged the courthouse and destroyed two police cars, and vandalized other buildings.


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2012-04-02 The town of Spearfish (Spearfish, South Dakota) is home to the High Plains Heritage Center and Museum, which hosts the National Cowboy Song and Poetry Hall of Fame commemorating cowboy performers like Dale Evans, Roy Rogers, Patsy Montana, Jim Bob Tinsley and Badger Clark. Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), one of the major cultural centers in the state and hosts the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. Other popular musical attractions, such as the Dakota Country Family Music Show and the Mountain Music Show, both near Custer (Custer, South Dakota). Motongator Joe's Country Music Festival is held at the Prairie Village located in Madison South Dakota and is a pure country music festival that has been attracting big crowds to camp and enjoy many of Nashville's country music stars. The Black Hills Bluegrass Festival is held every year in June and is operated by the Rapid City Arts Council, while the town of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) hosts the WestFest gathering every year as well. Byron, pgs. 182 - 184 *''ALT US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Alternate)'' – Wall, South Dakota to Kadoka, South Dakota *''ALT US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Alternate)'' – Custer, South Dakota to Keystone, South Dakota *''BUS US 16 (U.S. Route 16 Business (Rapid City, South Dakota))'' – Rapid City, South Dakota Real life Several small tourist attractions and or camper parks have been built in honor of Bedrock. The most famous and oldest is Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota which opened in 1966 and is still around. There is also a Bedrock City in Valle, Arizona which opened in 1972. Two Canadian Bedrock Cities, both in British Columbia, were closed and or demolished in the late 1990s. One in Kelowna, British Columbia was closed in 1998, demolished and changed into the Landmark (Landmark Cinemas (Canada)) Grand 10 multiplex theatre & a strip mall. The second one located in Chilliwack, British Columbia was closed in 1994 and was changed into a dinosaur theme park called "Dinotown" '''Black Hills National Forest''' is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres (5,066 km²) and is managed by the Forest Service (United States Forest Service). Forest headquarters are located in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger (National Park Ranger) district offices in Custer, Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), and Spearfish (Spearfish, South Dakota) in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. USFS Ranger Districts by State Another concern was the failure of the justice systems in border towns to prosecute white attacks against Lakota men who went to the towns for their numerous saloons and bars. Alcohol was prohibited on the reservation. Local police seldom prosecuted crimes against the Lakota, or charged assailants at lesser levels. Recent murders in border towns heightened concerns on the reservation. An example was the early 1973 murder of 20-year-old Wesley Bad Heart Bull in a bar in Buffalo Gap, which the tribe believed was because of race. AIM led supporters to a meeting at the Custer, South Dakota courthouse, where they expected to discuss civil rights issues and wanted charges against the suspect raised to murder from second-degree manslaughter. They were met by riot police, who allowed only five people to enter the courthouse, despite blizzard conditions outside. Reinhardt notes that the confrontation became violent, during which protesters burned down the chamber of commerce building, damaged the courthouse and destroyed two police cars, and vandalized other buildings.


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'''Black Hills National Forest''' is located in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming. The forest has an area of over 1.25 million acres (5,066 km²) and is managed by the Forest Service (United States Forest Service). Forest headquarters are located in Custer, South Dakota. There are local ranger (National Park Ranger) district offices in Custer, Rapid City (Rapid City, South Dakota), and Spearfish (Spearfish, South Dakota) in South Dakota, and in Sundance, Wyoming. USFS Ranger Districts by State Another concern was the failure of the justice systems in border towns to prosecute white attacks against Lakota men who went to the towns for their numerous saloons and bars. Alcohol was prohibited on the reservation. Local police seldom prosecuted crimes against the Lakota, or charged assailants at lesser levels. Recent murders in border towns heightened concerns on the reservation. An example was the early 1973 murder of 20-year-old Wesley Bad Heart Bull in a bar in Buffalo Gap, which the tribe believed was because of race. AIM led supporters to a meeting at the Custer, South Dakota courthouse, where they expected to discuss civil rights issues and wanted charges against the suspect raised to murder from second-degree manslaughter. They were met by riot police, who allowed only five people to enter the courthouse, despite blizzard conditions outside. Reinhardt notes that the confrontation became violent, during which protesters burned down the chamber of commerce building, damaged the courthouse and destroyed two police cars, and vandalized other buildings.


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in 1877, and opened the land for individual purchase and settlement. In 1875 trespassing gold-boomers named their settlement Stonewall (after the Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson), but it was renamed for Custer. Almost abandoned in 1876 after word of the much larger gold strikes in Deadwood Gulch spread, Custer later became an established city. Custer has had a smaller population and been less wealthy than the Northern Hills cities of Deadwood (Deadwood, South Dakota) and Lead

the discovery of gold on French Creek (French Creek (South Dakota)) near present-day Custer, South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush. Among the towns that immediately grew up was Deadwood, South Dakota, notorious for lawlessness. thumb 250px Monroe, Michigan (File:Custerstatue.jpg), Custer's childhood home, unveiled the George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument in 1910. * Counties are named in Custer's honor in six states: Custer County

Stage Road which used Clarke's Bridge (near Bridgeport, Nebraska) to allow military and civilian traffic to reach Fort Robinson, Red Cloud Agency, Spotted Tail Agency, Custer, South Dakota, and Deadwood, South Dakota in the late 1870s and 1880s. thumb left 250px Possible location of the original Nuttal & Mann's (Image:Cyark Deadwood Hickock.jpg) saloon where Wild Bill Hickok was killed, 624 Main Street, Deadwood The settlement of Deadwood began

Custer, South Dakota

'''Custer''' is a city in Custer County (Custer County, South Dakota), South Dakota, United States. The population was 2,067 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). It is the county seat of Custer County (Custer County, South Dakota).

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