Tag archives for South Dakota

The plains? Hardly. A solo drive through the Dakotas proves big on personality.

The Icon: Mount Rushmore

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Mount Rushmore was conceived in the early 1920s by historian Doane Robinson to draw tourists to South Dakota. Today, nearly three million visitors come each year to ogle the massive busts, each as tall as a six-story building. Here are some fun facts about the national masterpiece.

Today marks the start of the annual Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow, one of the nation’s largest powwows, and it will be held on the Pine Ridge Reservation outside Badlands National Park in South Dakota through August 8. Last year, photographers Andrew Owen and Ross McDermott visited the Pow Wow as part of their year-long…

Back in September, I blogged about the concept of the Buffalo Commons, whose goal was to revert the Great Plains to its pristine condition by creating a nature preserve for free-roaming bison. So when I read a recent article in the New York Times about this very topic, I was delighted to discover the eco-initiative…

Traipsing Through Tourist Traps

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Moving on is the way of all interns, but we here at IT have never been very good at dealing with the departure of our key allies in the war on boredom (i.e. blogging). After all, one of us was a Traveler intern who managed to never leave; why can’t all the others follow suit?…