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mount rushmore | crazy horse memorial | bear butte
|A small town on
I-94 bears the name: Sundance - the movie: Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid makes me think, if there is any relation - and there seems
Harry Longbaugh (a.k.a. Sundance Kid), nicknamed possibly from Sundance, Wyoming, where he was caught as a horsethief
We are not going in that direction, coming from Cody we will be going more south through Newcastle to enter South Dakota via Custer.
Wikipedia: The region [Black Hills] was considered sacred by the Native Americans of
the plains. After the discovery of gold in the 1870s, the conflict over
control of the region sparked the last major Indian Wars on the Great
Plains. Following the defeat of the Sioux and their allies in 1876, the
United States purchased the region. In 1877-8 thousands of miners went
there, and in 1880 there had already sprung into existence three towns,
Deadwood, Central City, and Leadville.
We have to see two sites:
Sturgis is another place, which we might come by on our return to North Dakota. It is known for reunions or rallies of Harley Davidson motor cycles each year in august. Deadwood city could be interesting to visit, if time permits - since it is one of the gold cities of the Black Hills - nowadays more of a Las Vegas, as I understand it.
©2004 Hans Andersen - July 9th, 2004