Press releases, veterans biographies and other catch-all writing
CLIMBERS CONQUER THREE BLACK HILLS SUMMITS IN ONE DAY
As dawn broke on October 20, two ambitious climbers began their first ascent of the day. By sunset, Elliott Anderson, of Canton, and Kanyon Lalley, of Rapid City, had summited the highest routes in the three climbing regions of the Black Hills in a single day. And they may be the first to do so.
Published by the Rapid City Journal
Photo courtesy Wyatt Osthus
THOMAS A. MCKEE
The Black Hills of Thomas’s childhood were riddled with the mineshafts and dwindling towns remnant of the Gold Rush era, but were yet untouched by the looming tourism boom spurred by President Coolidge’s summer excursions and the carving of Mount Rushmore.
Published by Veterans Legacy Project
Photo courtesy Mckee Family
WILLIAM “BILL” WILLUWEIT
The journey to William “Bill” Willuweit’s birthplace on this small homestead in Quinn, South Dakota, began in Europe, near the very countries he would one day return, laced in combat boots.
Published by Veteran's Legacies in the Black Hills
Photo courtesy Willuweit Family