Peek at the Past


August 25, 2022

100 Years Ago

August 24, 1922

Dick Stone of Gillette is in receipt of a letter from Arno B. Cammerer, acting director of the Department of the Interior., in which Mr. Cammerer states that the sum of $400 has been appropriated for erection of a shelter cabin at the base of the Tower. In view of the greatly increased tourist traffic these days to the Tower, this will prove to be a great convenience. At the present, the Tower can be reached only by the fording of the Belle Fourche river, which is a dangerous and sometimes impossible feat in these days of heavy rains. A bridge is badly needed....

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