History 605: S1, Ep 8 "General Beadle"
General William H. H. Beadle. Who were South Dakota's founders? What ideas and experiences did they bring to the new state? One of the state's most important founders and Dakota Territory political players was William H. H. Beadle. In this episode of History 605, Dakota State University Professor Justin Blessinger shares his recent research about General William Beadle's education, his underground railroad activities, his Civil War service, and his lasting impact on South Dakota.