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Rick Mills

Topics: American Old West, Black Hills, History, South Dakota

Community: Hermosa

Program Types: Speakers Bureau | 605-877-6629

Dakota Decadence – Railroad Stories from Flyover Country
The railroads of South Dakota are a study in some of the most unique railroad construction and operations in our nation. Join author and museum curator, Rick Mills, as he presents a varied PowerPoint look of the people, places, and trains which have operated across Dakota Territory since the early 1870s.

Mileposts on the Mickelson Trail
One hundred and ten miles of former railroad line through the Black Hills have again transformed the region – the first time was as a pioneering railroad operation, and since 1989 again as a recreational mecca. Mills provides a look at the people, places, and trains which have made the Mickelson Trail popular for over 130 years.

Case Histories in Dakota Railroading
Mills presents a varied PowerPoint program and discussion of some of the people, places, and trains which have influenced South Dakota. The railroad community found its way into a myriad of social, economic, and political institutions across the Land of Infinite Variety. This presentation is tailored to better meet the needs and interests of the audience and local area as requested.