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Tag Archives: South Dakota
In nosing around the new book on life around Harney Peak we notice a photo of the tomb of Valentine McGillycuddy on Harney Peak (actually it’s just his ashes). In 1875 he was part of a team surveying the Dakotas. … Continue reading
Journeyofvisions.com is offering books and photographs about the history of Harney Peak and Mount Rushmore. For the record the above photo is the original Sylvan Lake Hotel that burned in 1934.
lifeitsownself.com has this view of the backside of Mount Rushmore. No wonder you can’t hike up there. 😉 If you look at the ad on the sign you will see whythe original poster created Presidents with buff dairy airs.
The Rapid City Journal reports that pine mountain pine beetles are devastating Harney Peak. They are attempt to fight the beetles by thinning trees in the area.
Indian tribes are seeking to rename Custer State Park to Chief Crazy Horse State Park.
Keoland reports the first ever clean of the Mount Rushmore faces was completed earlier than expected — despite some shorter days caused by the record 107-108 heat.
Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.
KELO reports an outbreak of pneumonia has killed 175 of Custer State Park’s 200 Bighorn Sheep. It is believed to have been contracted from domestic sheep (which don’t get sick). The state may transplant more bighorns to replace them and … Continue reading
One of the great urban legends of highpointing is that Harney Peak is the “highest point between Europe and Colorado.” The question is sometimes refined to “highest point between the Alps and the Rockies” and also refined to the “highest … Continue reading
Mountainclimb.com has great collection of pewter benchmarks of highpoints.