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The Black Hills Yesterday and Today

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KEYSTONE, S.D. – Photographer Paul Horsted will present a slide program entitled "The Black Hills Yesterday & Today: Re-photographing Historic Photo Sites" at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, January 8, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Lincoln Borglum Museum. Horsted is the co-author of the popular book "Exploring with Custer: The 1874 Black Hills Expedition". In that project, he "re-photographed" nearly 50 locations where the first photographs of the Black Hills were taken during the Custer Expedition. Horsted's current project, which will also be the subject of a forthcoming book, uses hundreds more historic photos taken from 1875-1935, showing nearly every town in the region, as well as landmarks such as Harney Peak, Devil's Tower, the Badlands, and Mount Rushmore. He is re-photographing these historic photo sites to show the amazing changes, and surprising similarities, which have occurred in the region over the past 70-130 years. Samples from "Yesterday & Today" are posted at, and Horsted will present his latest work on this project (as well as images from the Custer Expedition), during his presentation. A book signing will follow the program. Bus transportation to Mount Rushmore will be provided free of charge by the Mount Rushmore History Association for the event. A bus will depart from the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot, 825 St. Joseph Street, Rapid City at 1 pm and return to Rapid City at 5 pm. To make reservations for a free bus ride, please call the Mount Rushmore Visitor’s Center at (605) 574-3165.