A friend of mine is planning to go hunting (pheasant) at Redfield, SD. I (Sal) decided to do this website today (10/13/04) as I went to look for the location of this city.
I had the opportunity to visit a small town called Houghton this summer (2006). This is the hometown of a good friend/brother in the Lord-Tim Mitchell. After being his housemate and friend since 2001, he finally invited me to his place of birth. I had the chance to see his mom and dad for the first time. It was actually an awesome 2 hour road trip because it was located in a very unique terrain environment.
Today is December 30th of 2006. A friend of mine who just got married this past summer moved to Rapid City. I decided to look into this city...
" is a city in Codington County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 20,237 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Codington CountyGR6. Paul S. Fox is the current Mayor. Watertown has one public high school, Watertown Sr. High School, and one private boarding school, Great Plains Lutheran High School.
Watertown is home to the Redlin Art Center which houses many of the original art works produced by Terry Redlin, one of America's most popular wildlife artists. Watertown also is home to the Bramble Park Zoo. The Watertown Public Opinion is a six-day daily newspaper published in Watertown."
"TOUR OF RAPID CITY SOUTH DAKOTA BECKY HAMMON'S TOWN"
Ellsworth AFB Museum Missile Control Center
The Air Force Thunder Birds perform at Dakota Thunder 2009 part 2/2.
-Lodging Motel 6 Rapid City , $90 from tripadvisor.com (official site)
620 East Latrobe St, Rapid City, SD 57701 Phone:
605-339-9212 Rodeway Inn Mt. Rushmore Area , $120 from tripadvisor.com
2208 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapid City, SD 57701 (orbitz map or roadwayinn.com) * Phone: (605) 342-1303 or 866-538-0187
*"We understand that sometimes plans fall through. We do not charge a change or cancel fee. However, this property (Rodeway Inn Mt Rushmore Area) imposes the following penalty to its customers that we are required to pass on: Cancellations or changes made after 4:00 PM (Mountain Daylight Time (US & Canada)) on Jul 24, 2010 are subject to a 1 Night Room & Tax penalty. The property makes no refunds for no shows or early checkouts."
(You can change or cancel your lodging booking online or by calling (800) 297-4120. Book online or call
24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Good Samaritan Society - Deuel County
Address: 913 Colonel Pete St.
PO Box 530
Clear Lake, SD 57226
Business Phone #: 605-874-2159
Business Fax #: 605-874-8449
Business Description: "
Providing skilled nursing care, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy, Nursing Restorative therapies and Respite Care. 4 Seasons Assisted Living provides all meals, 24/7 on site nursing, medical administration and showering and bathing assistance.
-Lodging Super 8 Motel Sioux Falls I, (official site) $80 from hotels.com
4808 N Cliff
I-90 exit 399 Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0556 US
If you need to cancel, you must do so by 4:00 PM local hotel time on July 23, 2010 or your credit card will be charged for one night's stay. " Motel 6 Sioux Falls
, (official site) $80 from tripadvisor.com
3009 W. Russell St., I-29 at Exit #81, Sioux Falls, SD 57107 Phone: (605) 336-7800 Rodeway Inn (SD071), $60 from rodewayinn.com
4208 West 41st St., Sioux Falls, SD, US, 57106
* Phone: (605) 361-2345
" Walk the grounds where the officers' quarters, stone barracks, powder magazine, guard house, and other buildings remain at frontier Fort Sisseton. This 1864 fort, atop the Coteau des Prairies (or hills of the prairies), is a rare reminder of the western frontier. The fort's name comes from the nearby Sisseton Indian Tribe, and it is now a picturesque state park that unfolds the area's history.
Originally a frontier army outpost, this National Historic Landmark has been restored and is open to the public. The site of the fort (originally called Fort Wadsworth) was chosen for providing a strong natural defense, an ample supply of lime and clay for making bricks, an abundance of lake water for drinking and a thick stand of trees for timber and fuel. Guided tours by fort "soldiers" and others in costume are available."
Firing 1874 Gatling Gun
"This is a demonstration firing of a 1874 Gatling Gun. It is a .45 caliber "Camel Gun" with the shorter 14 in barrels. Seen at Fort Sisseton, SD . This beautiful shiny brass weapon weighed in at 300lbs with its tripod. "
"A woman, backed by a Lutheran church, works with prisoners to provide restorative justice. In the video, a man who shoots a mother and father"s son works steps with the victim"s family towards healing and forgiveness"
"(CNN) -- A South Dakota ranch worker who found a record-setting hailstone says the chunks of ice falling from the sky sounded like "big bricks" being thrown at his house.
Leslie "Les" Scott found the record-breaker, which is almost the size of a soccer ball, last week. It's been been officially declared the largest ever recorded in the United States, in terms of both diameter and weight. The hailstone measured 8.0 inches in diameter, had a circumference of 18.62 inches, and weighed one pound, 15 ounces, according to the NOAA National Climate Extremes Committee.
Scott says larger hailstones fell around the tiny town of Vivian, South Dakota last week. As severe thunderstorms swept through the area on July 23, Scott says he and a few friends gathered on a hilltop to watch the weather system. He abandoned his position when he saw twisters taking shape in the clouds, but continued watching the storm from his home. He told CNN that he saw hailstones that were as large or larger than the one he actually kept. In fact, Scott said the smallest hailstone he found was about the size of a tennis ball.
Damage around the town is also evidence of the unusual large size of the hailstones that fell, according to Scott. He said there are patches on every home in Vivian. Hailstones punched through many roofs and ended up in attics and even bedrooms. ..
Even Scott's mother has been talking about how strange the weather has been during the summer of 2010. She's celebrating her 86th birthday Friday, and Scott says she's never seen anything like this before in her life.....
Obscene storm structure from South Dakota!
*note: this was the exact time my friends from Brazil and I were traveling late at night on our "road-trip". We decided to pull-over at a nearby truck stop at an exit a ways after Sioux Falls. The clouds were getting very dark and I told my friend to exit the nearest one around 9:45pm. When we went inside the gas station, we found out there was a "tornado warning" till 10pm. I thank God that we were able to be at this particular location of our road trip because if we were any further ahead on I-90, we would've been driving through the "dangerous" storm system. I know understand why we took that "unintentional" long-detour from Appleton to Ortonville, which was a "longer way" earlier in our road trip. God was sure watching us!!
"A vision of hope for the children of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Music by Michael W. Smith. Primary video from "The Passion A vision of hope for the children of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Music by Michael W. Smith. Primary video from "The Passion Of The Christ". Pictures from mission projects of the Winton Road Church of God. Guest appearance by CJ Sparrow."
*friend Jacq referal Pine Ridge-Wikipedia " is an Oglala Sioux Native American reservation located in the U.S. state of South Dakota. Pine Ridge was established in the southwest corner of South Dakota on the Nebraska border and consists of 8,984.306 kmï¿½ (3,468.86 sq mi) of land area, the eighth-largest reservation in the United States, larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
Most of the land comprising the reservation lies within Shannon County and Jackson County, two of the poorest counties in the U.S. In addition, there are extensive off-reservation trust lands, mostly in adjacent Bennett County, but also extending into adjacent Whiteclay, Nebraska in Sheridan County, just south of the community of Pine Ridge, the reservation's administrative center and largest community. The 2000 census population of all these lands was 15,521. However, a study conducted by Colorado State University and accepted by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development estimate the resident population to be approximately 26,000.
The reservation was the setting for Adrian Louis' novel "Skins" as well as the 2002 Chris Eyre adaptation of the same name, and the 2000 book, On the Rez, by Ian Frazier."
Economy "Although Pine Ridge is the eighth largest reservation in the United States, it is the poorest reservation. It is probably easily comparable to the least developed countries of the Third World. Unemployment on the Reservation hovers around 20% and 49% live below the Federal poverty level. Adolescent suicide is four times the national average. Many of the families have no electricity, telephone, running water, or sewer. Many families use wood stoves to heat their homes. The population on Pine Ridge has among the shortest life expectancies of any group in the Western Hemisphere: approximately 47 years for males and in the low 50s for females. The infant mortality rate is five times the United States national average. Reservation population was estimated at 15,000 in the 2000 census, but that number was raised to 28,000 by HUD, following a University of Colorado door-to-door study.
This video is driving in South Dakota on US Highway 85 south in to the Black Hills to the the historical towns of Deadwood, Central City, and Lead. You can see the Deadwood historical district, in including Hotels and Casinos on Main Street."
Related Sites: Wikipedia "The Black Hills (Pahï¿½ Sï¿½pa in Lakota, Moˀȯhta-voˀhonï¿½aeva in Cheyenne) are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, USA. Set off from the main body of the Rocky Mountains, the region is something of a geological anomalyï¿½accurately described as an "island of trees in a sea of grass."..
Tour of Crazy Horse Memorial near Custer, South Dakota
"Jon Olson, a Black Hills native, gives a behind the scenes tour of Crazy Horse Memorial, located near Custer, South Dakota. Discover this spiritual Native American mountain carving."