Monthly Archives: June 2014

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Must reading for travelers

See this: http://rapidcityjournal.com/business/tourists-beware-hidden-fees-are-increasingly-common-for-airlines-and/article_134d4a78-4590-5c3d-82ac-2a5ba9bc2bae.html   The Roosevelt Inn does not and never has charged hidden fees. Room prices are quoted without tax which is 8.5% in Keystone. Our fee structure is clearly stated on our web site. Beware of “resorts” that advertise rooms starting at $49.95,

RV on South Dakota Highway

Camper Season

The RV’s are on the road again as you can see from this picture of  an RV on SD Highway 44 west of White River.  Can’t see it?  Look again. Maybe you need to see this picture full size.

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A summer story

By all accounts the summer of ’74 should have been terrible for me. I was unemployed, broke and in a problematic marriage which was destined to end. We all have low spots in our lives and this should have been among my lowest. But sometimes

Pringlehenge

Pringlehenge

England has Stonehenge.  Alliance, Nebraska, has Carhenge.  … and then there’s Pringle, South Dakota.  I hate to admit how much I like the little town of Pringle on the road between Custer, SD, and Wind Cave National Park.  Where else will you see an homage

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Sunday drivers

It’s that time of year again when we start seeing lots of Sunday drivers … all week long. It’s no secret that the Black Hills are a favorite destination for just about anybody who likes to drive or ride anything with wheels. This weekend we

Poker Alice

Story of Poker Alice

A lot has been written about Poker Alice whose death in 1930 long preceded her fame. Like many myths of the West, those of Poker Alice have grown in time. When she died she was a somewhat infamous speakeasy and brothel owner with a colorful