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July/August 1998

Charles Hargens Jr., who died in 1997 at the age of 103, was noted for his illustrations of South Dakota life. He painted "Threshing in Dakota" for the September 1940 cover of the Rotarian magazine.


Third Time's a Charm: Mitchell's Middle Border Museum landed a collection of art by Charles Hargens.

The Homesteader: Oscar Micheaux — from Gregory County sodbuster to filmmaker.

From Phillips to the Falls: Revitalizing downtown Sioux Falls and a popular park.

The Legend of Dog Butte: The stories behind a Timber Lake area landmark.

Renaissance of an Ancient Way: Can horses return to the heart of Great Plains Indian culture?

The Peacekeeper Fort: Fort Meade has outlasted the other prairie military forts.

Getting Hooked on the Old Millitary Road: The trail from Sioux City to Fort Randall was once one of Dakota Territory's first and most important routes. 

Making Hay: It's hot and dirty, but very necessary work. [read more]

On the Banks of Whitewood Creek: Some think the Lawrence County town's future still lies on the railroad.

A Lake by Any Other Name: Lake names offer clues to South Dakota's past.




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