Wooden Water Pipes

In our collection we are fortunate to have two sections of wooden water pipe that ran in from City Springs along the Red Water River, providing water to Belle Fourche beginning in 1907. A hydro-electric plant was built alongside the river in 1926. Why wooden pipes? Wood was inexpensive, readily available, and proven to last […]

“The Black Hills Yesterday & Today” authored by Paul Horsted

Everything old is new again in Horsted’s book. Over the course of four years Mr. Horsted searched through photographs from 50 collections around the Black Hills region, choosing pictures taken between 1874 and 1935, of scenes and events in the Black Hills area. He then traveled to those locations to photograph the exact same site […]