Custer State Park, South Dakota (Images of America Series)

Custer State Park, South Dakota (Images of America Series)

by Tom Domek

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Custer State Park is one of the largest and most beautiful state parks in the nation. From towering granite spires and pine-draped mountains to trout streams and remote savanna, the park offers scenic wonders and recreational opportunities seldom matched on the Northern Great Plains. First established as a state forest in 1912, today the park is home to one of the largest bison herds in the country, as well as other rare flora and fauna. Prior to settlement, the Black Hills were Lakota territory. After gold was discovered along French Creek in 1874, the government waged war on the Lakota, forcing them onto reservations, and settlers rushed to the region. Photos and narrative in this book provide an intriguing overview of the park's rich natural and social history. Whether the subject is Cathedral Spires or Sylvan Lake, General George Custer or Black Elk, Custer State Park will engage those who value history and the last few unspoiled places left in the country.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738534053
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Series: Images of America Series
Edition description: Custer State Park, South Dakota
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 765,708
Product dimensions: 6.54(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Tom Domek is author of two previous books and has taught writing at various colleges and universities. He regularly contributes to magazines, newspapers, and journals.

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