Images of the Past

Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

In The Moment ... November 25, 2019 Show 707 Hour 2

During today's Images of the Past, Eli Paul, author of, “The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West,” joined us to discuss his book.

Images Of The Past: Carvings of St. Lawrence Island

Nov 18, 2019
Journey Museum

In The Moment ... November 18, 2019 Show 701 Hour 2

For today's Images of the Past, we explore a current exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City. Song of the Sea: Carvings of St. Lawrence Island explores the traditional art of ivory and bone carving. 

Conor McMahan is the Chief Curator of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board at the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 2 - 8

Nov 8, 2019
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The All Nations Veteran Cemetery has been open in the Standing Rock Reservation for several months. The land offers burial sites for any veteran and offers native veterans a tribute to their cultural legacies. And it will offer ceremonies and traditions that the federal government tried to ban for generations. 

That’s Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota) Plays us some tunes. 

South Dakota State Archives

In The Moment ... November 4, 2019 Show 693 Hour 2

Throughout history, people have been drawn to a romanticized version of ranching. The lived experience of raising cattle and horses has an even more fascinating history than most people realize.

We explore the history of livestock branding in this week's Images of the Past segment. Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, tells the story.

You can find more on livestock branding at www.sdpb.org/ImagesofthePast.

SDPB

In The Moment ... October 2, 2019 Show 671 Hour 2

South Dakotans have endured wildfires and drought, blizzards and tornadoes, and, notably in 2019, floods. For this week's Images of the Past, we explore the history of floods in southeast South Dakota, including the devastation to communities and livestock.

Lori Walsh visits with Crystal Nelson, Curator of the Dakota Territorial Museum.

SDPB

In The Moment ... October 7, 2019 Show 674 Hour 2

You're probably familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder and her series of Little House books. You might be less familiar with her sisters. Carrie Ingalls was the third of four daughters and just a teenager when the series ends. She went on to live a non-traditional pioneer life that eventually landed her in Keystone.

Irean Clasen Jordan

In The Moment ... September 23, 2019 Show 664 Hour 2

In this week's Images of the Past, SDPB's Brian Gevik tells a story of the waning days of South Dakota's open-range country, and how wolves and men collided over livestock and territory. 

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

In The Moment ... September 16, 2019 Show 659 Hour 2

Halvor Solberg developed the curriculum for the mechanical engineering department at South Dakota State University in Brookings. During his 4 decade tenure at SDSU he not only taught classes, he also designed the building that now bears his name on campus. 

Gwen McCausland is the director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings and joins us today for Images of the Past with more on Halvor Solberg.

Images Of The Past: The Missouri Valley Barndance

Sep 9, 2019
SDPB

In the Moment ... September 9, 2019 Show 654 Hour 2

SDPB's Brad Van Osdel joined Lori Walsh to share stories about the Missouri Valley Barndaces in this week's Images of the Past feature.

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

In The Moment ... May 13, 2019 Show 574 Hour 2

Ralph Patty laid the groundwork for rammed earth construction making it a big part of the modern, sustainable architecture movement three decades after his death. Gwen McCausland is the director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage museum in Brookings. McCausland tells us more about Patty in today's Images of the Past.

Rapid City Journal

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 2

In 1948, law enforcement received a tip on a wildlife game violation. Upon arrival to John Thompson's farm they found a newly shot deer - but they also found 12 gallons of freshly distilled whiskey.

Technically, there were two charges. Which did they choose? Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, has the rest of the story. 

South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Brookings

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 2

Niels Hansen brought plants from the far corners of the world to the plains of South Dakota. Not only was he a horticulturist, he was also and explorer who improved the lives of farm families across the upper Great Plains by expanding their choice of varieties for cold and drought hardy forage and fruit crops. Gwen McCausland is the Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings. She joins us with today's Images of the Past.

Images Of The Past: Fred Farrar

Apr 15, 2019
Minnilusa Historical Association Pioneer Collection at the Journey Museum and Learning Center

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 2

He was part historian and part artist. Fred Farrar chronicled the Black Hills from the turn of the century through the 1930s as one of the few pioneer photographers. He worked with glass plate negatives out of a mobile darkroom, capturing the transformation of the American West.

Custer State Park

In The Moment ... April 8, 2019 Show 551 Hour 2

Custer State Park has existed for 100 years. Many animals live in the park including the buffalo. Scotty Phillips donated the first herd in 1914.

Custer State Park is also home to elk, antelope and mountain goats.

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, discusses the wildlife habitat in Custer State Park in this week's Images of the Past.

Valley Queen Cheese, Milbank

In The Moment ... April 4, 2019 Show 549 Hour 1

One of South Dakota's most successful ag ventures is celebrating 90 years of continuous operation in Milbank. The Valley Queen cheese factory has been an economic pillar for Milbank and northeastern South Dakota since 1929.

Valley Queen is a multi-million dollar venture today, but it started humbly on the hopes and dreams of two Swiss immigrants who hadn't planned to set up shop in Milbank at all.

Deadwood History, Inc., Adams Museum Collection

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 2

The gold seekers and other pioneers who came to Deadwood in 1876 were a mix of well-intentioned settlers and honest but rambling fortune hunters.

There was also a small handful of pioneers who took on the challenge of building a community from the ground up. George V. Ayres was one of those visionaries. He know the value of good roads and worked hard to turn the region's old freight rails into an actual transportaion network.

SDPB's Brian Gevik has more in Images of the Past.

South Dakota Historical Society Press

In The Moment ... March 25, 2019 Show 542 Hour 2

Liz Almlie is an Historic Preservation Specialist with the South Dakota State Historical Society. For today's Images of the Past, she joins us for a look at "Early Churches in South Dakota." It's a book by author Robert W. Sebesta.

Deadwood History, Inc., Adams Museum Collection

In The Moment ... March 4, 2019 Show 527 Hour 2

This weeks Images of the Past has us remembering Martha Eccles Bullock, the wife of Seth Bullock. Rachel Lovelace Portal is the curator of collections at Deadwood History, Inc. She and SDPB's Brian Gevik discuss how Martha Bullock brought a sense of culture and civic pride to Deadwood.

In The Moment ... February 25, 2019 Show 522 Hour 2

Joseph Hutton had quite a bit of knowledge of soil science. Hutton was a professor of agronomy at South Dakota State University from 1911 until 1939. His knowledge was so deep that it allowed him to foresee the Dust Bowl before it happened. Gwen McCausland is the director of the SD Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings. She joins us today with more on Mr. Hutton in today's Images of the Past.

Images Of The Past: A River Runs Through It

Feb 11, 2019
W.H. Over Museum

In The Moment ... February 11, 2018 Show 513 Hour 2

Most South Dakotans have become so used to the Missouri River that we hardly think about the deep historical story behind this creation of nature.

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, has more in this week's Images of the Past feature.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 4, 2019 Show 508 Hour 2

Who knew that Tootsie the Coyote was the unofficial mascot of Deadwood during the 1950's. SDPB's Brian Gevik visits with Carolyn Weber from Deadwood History Inc. with more.

Also, a discussion about collectors and collections of historical images.

Images Of The Past: Rapid City Businesses

Jan 28, 2019

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 2

Corey Christianson, Exhibits and Curations Coordinator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center, visits about Rapid City businesses that are more than 50 years old during this week's Images of the Past segment.

John C. H. Grabill Collection, Library of Congresss Prints and Photographs division.

In The Moment ... January 14, 2019 Show 494 Hour 2

Comanche was a gelding buckskin and the sole Army survivor of the Battle at Little Bighorn or the Battle of Greasy Grass. Gary Enright is the director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer. He talks today about this horse ridden by Cavalry Captain Myles Keogh.

Deadwood History, Inc

In The Moment ... January 7, 2019 Show 489 Hour 2

We lost Teddy Roosevelt 100 years ago yesterday. Some people in South Dakota got together to memorialize the 26th president of the United States. SDPB’s Brian Gevik joins us with more.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... January 3, 2019 Show 487 Hour 2

South Dakota has 13 state parks with the first being Custer which came about in 1919. A new documentary "A Century of South Dakota State Parks" offers a look at the development of the state park system in South Dakota and tells some of stories behind several of the parks.

SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us for a preview of the new Images of the Past documentary. It airs tonight at 8:30 CT / 7:30 MT on SDPB-TV.

In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 2

Quillwork is a form of art that Native Americans have been doing for years. This art has been recognized as some of the most beautiful pieces ever made. Conor McMahon is chief curator at the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Board. He joins us today for another segment of Images of the Past.

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog. Photographer: Michael Geissinger

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

This weeks Images of the Past finds us talking presidential visits to South Dakota with Gary Enright. Gary is the director of the 1881 Courthouse museum in Custer.

Deadwood History, Inc., Adams Museum Collection

In The Moment ... December 3, 2018 Show 471 Hour 2

Deadwood South Dakota had a very popular trade show during the 1930's and 40's. The first one was in 1935 in the middle of the Great Depression. Hannah Marshall Bawden is an archivist from Deadwood History Inc., She and SDPB's Brian Gevik talk about this on today's images of the past segment.

John C. H. Grabill Collection, Library of Congress

In the Moment ... November 26, 2018 Show 466 Hour 2

If you are into historical people and documents and maybe old photos, the internet is more than likely your friend. In todays world, we have access to all sorts of websites and subscriptions that help us keep up on history.

SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us today with tips on places to go if you are into South Dakota history.

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militaryfactory.com

In The Moment ... November 19, 2018 Show 463 Hour 2

The summer of the early 1940's allowed the military addition of the USS South Dakota to its fleet. She was a battleship that found herself in 13 different battles and is the most decorated naval vessel of World War II. SDPB's Brian Gevik joins us with more.

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