WILSON & DITCH: DIGGING AMERICA | Rapid City, South Dakota | PBS KIDS

Wilson and Ditch tour the Country Western Music Hall of Fame and then sing some classics at the Grand Ole Opry!

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Grand Rapids (Images of America)

Grand Rapids (Images of America)

Grand Rapids (Images of America)

For millennia, people have gathered at the rapids of the Grand River, the place where downtown Grand Rapids now stands. From its earliest recorded history in the 1820s as a tiny frontier trading post, through many booming decades as the “Furniture City,” to its newest reinvention as a center of public art, Grand Rapids has a fascinating history. By 1850, when the city was incorporated, several early industries, including logging, milling, and brewing, were already established, and the ground

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Grand Rapids: Furniture City (Images of America: Michigan)

Grand Rapids: Furniture City (Images of America: Michigan)

Grand Rapids: Furniture City (Images of America: Michigan)

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William Haldane opened a cabinet shop in 1836, 14 years before Grand Rapids incorporated. Other furniture companies followed: Berkey and Gay, Widdicomb, Sligh, Hekman, and Phoenix were among those taking advantage of the Grand River for transportation and power, the area’s abundant hardwood supply, and a growing immigrant labor pool. The furniture soon attracted national attention. In 1876, the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition proved conclusively that a river town in Michigan had indeed earn

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When it opened in 1875, the Palace Hotel was the largest and most luxurious hotel in the world, a perfect symbol of one of the most remarkable eras in San Francisco history. Built at a time when Nevada’s fabulously rich silver mines were pouring millions of dollars each month into San Francisco, it typified the color and grandiose extravagances of the whole bonanza period. After the original hotel was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire, a successor Palace Hotel took its place and remain

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Rapid City: Historic Downtown Architecture (SD) (Images of America)

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With the opening of the Black Hills region of South Dakota due to the discovery of gold in 1874, the business-savvy founders of Rapid City, in 1876, saw the potential of this area as a focus for urban development. It was nestled within the beauty of the Black Hills, rich in natural resources, adjacent to a viable water source and in line with major trade routes. Thus, a thriving commercial district evolved, the architecture of which reflects the distinctive periods of a community’s growth from a

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Remembering Rapid City: A Nostalgic Look At The 1920’s Through The 1970’s (SD) (Images of America)

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Rapid City-“The Summer Playground of America”-was founded in 1876 by gold seekers, fueled by a rush to the Black Hills following the Custer Expedition of 1874. Merchants supplying the miners and military units patrolling the region were the ones who ultimately prospered, however. When the railroad arrived a decade later, cattlemen replaced the prospectors, and Rapid City remained a hub of activity. By the end of World War I, the popularity of the automobile and newly constructed roads helped to

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Framed Print of North America, USA, South Dakota, Rapid City, Prairie Edge Trading Co Reviews

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  • FRAMED PRINT… You are purchasing one 17×13 inch (44x33cm) Framed Print with Black Satin with Off-White Digital Mat. Estimated image size 276x183mm
  • Wooden frame and print with digital mat. Overall outside dimensions are 17×13 inch (440x330mm). Finished back features brown backing paper, hanging bracket and corner bumpers. Glazed with durable Styrene Plastic to provide a virtually unbreakable glass-like finish, easily cleaned with a damp cloth
  • Artwork Description… North America, USA, South Dakota, Rapid City, Prairie Edge Trading Co. Typical Pendleton blankets. Property Release. IMAGE RESTRICTED Not available to US land tour operators.
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FRAMED PRINT. 17×13 inch (44x33cm) Framed Print with Black Satin with Off-White Digital Mat. Artwork depicting North America, USA, South Dakota, Rapid City, Prairie Edge Trading Co. Typical Pendleton blankets. Property Release. IMAGE RESTRICTED Not available to US land tour operators. Shipping from USA.

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Rapid City, “the Summer Playground of America,” was founded in 1876 by gold seekers, fueled by a rush to the Black Hills following Gen. George Custer’s 1874 expedition. When the railroad arrived a decade later, cattlemen replaced prospectors, and Rapid City remained a hub of activity. By the end of World War I, the popularity of the automobile and newly constructed roads helped to shape area tourism. Mount Rushmore, 23 miles distant, was under construction in 1927, and the new Hotel Alex Johnson

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