South Dakota

South Dakota, July 26, 2010

I drove almost the entire width of the state, from east to west along Highway 18, through the Yankton, Rosebud and Pine Ridge Indian Reservations (and then up to Sturgis.) I stopped at Wounded Knee (at Pine Ridge) as it was getting dark and stood on a small bluff overlooking the hills and ravines where the Indian massacre happened in 1890. I met a really cool local on the bluff who told me about the history of Wounded Knee and things currently going on there.

I stopped for a beer near the R-Bar in Vetal, SD. And once you get west of about a town called Winner on Highway 18 you better have plenty of gas because there ain’t many stations the farther west you go!

At the Fort Randall Dam

2 thoughts on “South Dakota

  1. Hey Lyle,
    How’s it going? Great Pics and verbage. I’m visiting LBI gang and this time I brought Darius – he was looking forward to seeing “Uncle Lyle” ! Have a great time be safe.
    Love ya,

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