South Dakota resident Laural A. Bidwell offers her firsthand experience and advice on Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills–including the Southern Hills, the Badlands, and Keystone. Bidwell provides unique travel strategies such as Best Hiking Trails, Viewing Wildlife, and Fossil Collecting in the Parks, Grasslands, & National Forest. With expert tips on the best dining, shopping, accommodations, and camping, Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Author: T. D. Griffith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. South Dakota’s Black Hills & Badlands Ghost towns and modern towns. Trendy eateries and rustic bars. Cowboys and artists. Rodeos, skiing, hiking, and biking. Breathtaking landscapes in a place of welcoming smiles. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
Author: John Taliaferro
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Gutzon Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, hoped that ten thousand years from now, when archaeologists came upon the four sixty-foot presidential heads carved in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they would have a clear and graphic understanding of American civilization. Borglum, the child of Mormon polygamists, had an almost Ahab-like obsession with Colossalism--a scale that matched his ego and the era. He learned how to be a celebrity from Auguste Rodin; how to be a political bully from Teddy Roosevelt. He ran with the Ku Klux Klan and mingled with the rich and famous from Wall Street to Washington. Mount Rushmore was to be his crowning achievement, the newest wonder of the world, the greatest piece of public art since Phidias carved the Parthenon. But like so many episodes in the saga of the American West, what began as a personal dream had to be bailed out by the federal government, a compromise that nearly drove Borglum mad. Nor in the end could he control how his masterpiece would be received. Nor its devastating impact on the Lakota Sioux and the remote Black Hills of South Dakota. Great White Fathers is at once the biography of a man and the biography of a place, told through travelogue, interviews, and investigation of the unusual records that one odd American visionary left behind. It proves that the best American stories are not simple; they are complex and contradictory, at times humorous, at other times tragic.
Author: Carter G. Walker
Publisher: Moon Travel
Release Date: 2017-05-16
Discover Montana and Wyoming in a New Way Travel writer and outdoorswoman Carter G. Walker shares her expert perspective on the Wild West, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're hoping to see bison and elk in Yellowstone National Park or attend the Fourth of July Rodeo, Moon Montana & Wyoming has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Native American History & Culture” and “Old West Meets New West,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Carter's trustworthy advice, Moon Montana & Wyoming provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Montana & Wyoming covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Billings and the Big Open Great Falls and the Rocky Mountain Front Glacier National Park Yellowstone National Park Grand Teton National Park Jackson Hole, Cody, and the Wind Rivers
This full-color guidebook features more than 150 family-friendly attractions and is arranged by themes, leading visitors and residents alike on a modern-day adventure through the best that South Dakota has to offer.
In her own singularly beautiful style, Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion. Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle, proud of her country roots and the "Indian-ness in her blood," travels from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents. Along the way, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, who received mysterious messages, who met a "potential lunatic," and whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother. Supports the Common Core State Standards
In addition to providing general logistical information for park visitors, this guide includes interpretive information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park and its features, suggested hikes, stories and legends about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, contemporary and historic photographs, a color foldout map, and information about additional cultural and recreational opportunities in close proximity to the park.
Author: Carter G. Walker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Freelance writer and editor Carter G. Walker introduces you to the best of Wyoming, from the beauty of Yellowstone National Park to the art scene and high style of Jackson Hole and Cody. Walker has plenty of unique trip ideas to offer, including Where the Wild Things Are and Small Town Rodeos: The Biggest Parties in the West. Whether you're looking to climb Devils Tower or to spot a moose in Grand Teton National Park, Moon Wyoming gives you the tools you need to create a more personal and memorable experience.