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Lyndell speaks with interviewers about his time in South Dakota. He includes stories about South Dakota Legislature as well as the Pennington County Zoning.

Gickling William Final.mp3
Interviewer Kim Morey talks with Bill about the changes in Rapid City. As a Rapid City businessman Bill talks about different business ventures, like his time owning the local Harley Davidson shop, as well as how the city expanded and the impact of…

Betsy's daughter, Leslee, interviewed her mother. Their conversation spanned from the first time Betsy met her future husband, Glenn Best, by catching a ride with him from Wasta to Wall, SD to the day Glenn passed away with Betsy remarking, "I want…

Wes and Gladys Storm Final 1hr 05 24 sec 031115.mp3
Wes and Gladys were longtime educators in the Rapid City area. During this interview they share information about not only the education system but Ellsworth Air Force Base and the 1972 Flood in Rapid City.

Verne Sheppard Finished.mp3
Verne talks to Bev about his time as a broadcaster in the Black Hills. He remembers his conversations with politicians and entertainers alike! He also talks about some local favorites like the Black Hills Passion Play.

Verne Sheppard audio
Verne talks about his time as a broadcast professional in the area. He tells stories about folks he's interviewed, including Johnny Cash, Jimmy Dean, and Henry Fonda to name a few. Verne also remembers the 1972 Flood and how it affected his job at…

Eunice Rice audio
Eunice was born in Colton, but moved to Custer, SD to be with the love of her life. She grew-up with a memorable horse, sledding, and corn cob stoves. Eunice and her husband ran a grocery store in Custer and much more!

Rick Mills audio
Rick Mills, a Hermosa native, gives an enthusiastic presentation on railroad history. He also speaks of his families long service with the postal service dating back to his great-grandfather. Mr. Mills is also the author of seven books and shares how…

Eugene Lee Madison audio
Oral History Interviewer Bev talks to Lee about his father's time with Buffalo Bill, living on a dude ranch, and creating the area's first rodeos.

Ron Johnsen audio
Ron Johnsen shares memories of his early years living in Rapid City, SD. Born here in 1943, Ron lived in the area until 1969 and then spent 30 years in Washington, D.C. He came back to the Black Hills because he says it is a simple wonderful place to…
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