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Library presents Black Hills cemeteries program

Crook County Library is hosting the program “They Passed Here: Lost and Historical Cemeteries of the Black Hills” by Hugh and Linda O’Gara on Fri., May 21 at the library meeting room in Sundance. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

When General George Custer’s 1874 expedition confirmed there was gold in the Black Hills, miners flocked to the area. Camps sprang up by Custer City in the south and spread north with each new discovery, moving as quickly as the easy, placer gold in the streams was exhausted or if prospects looked brighter just ahead. Often, all th...

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