(via "STAN" - SKULL CAST OF MOST COMPLETE T-REX EVER FOUND.Tyrannosaurus | Lot #53404 | Heritage Auctions)

Tyrannosaurus rexLate CretaceousHell Creek Formation, South Dakota STAN represents the biggest and most complete T-rex ever found. Hailing from the famed Hell Creek Formation of the Late Cretaceous, STAN was discovered in the Spring of 1987 with 65 percent real bone preserved. The skeleton has evidence of a number of pathologies - including a hole in the back of the skull - likely made by the tooth of another T-rex! STAN endured broken ribs, a broken neck and the attack by another T-rex, yet the dinosaur probably died of disease or old age, rather than from any of his numerous injuries. It took an unbelievable 30,000 hours of preparation time to put the skeleton together, which is now on permanent display at the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Museum in Hill City, South Dakota. The full skeleton is nearly 40 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips… 

(via "STAN" - SKULL CAST OF MOST COMPLETE T-REX EVER FOUND.Tyrannosaurus | Lot #53404 | Heritage Auctions)

Tyrannosaurus rex
Late Cretaceous
Hell Creek FormationSouth Dakota STAN represents the biggest and most complete T-rex ever found. Hailing from the famed Hell Creek Formation of the Late Cretaceous, STAN was discovered in the Spring of 1987 with 65 percent real bone preserved. The skeleton has evidence of a number of pathologies - including a hole in the back of the skull - likely made by the tooth of another T-rex! STAN endured broken ribs, a broken neck and the attack by another T-rex, yet the dinosaur probably died of disease or old age, rather than from any of his numerous injuries. It took an unbelievable 30,000 hours of preparation time to put the skeleton together, which is now on permanent display at the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Museum in Hill City, South Dakota. The full skeleton is nearly 40 feet long and 12 feet high at the hips… 

(via Anonymous Works: Circa 1860 Folk Art Catlinite Pipe in the Form of a White Man)

Catlinite pipe carved in the form of a white man in 1840s attire resting on his arms and lower back, with his legs raised. The toes point toward the reeded mouthpiece with a poured lead decoration at its top. The legs form the pipe’s stem; the upper torso, head and hat form the bowl. The carved details are finely incised. The pipe was probably made by or for David Faribault, Sr. and given by his son, David Faribault, Jr. to Reverend Moses N. Adams, an Indian Agent in Flandreau, South Dakota, in the 1870s.

Collection of Minnesota Historical Society.

(via Anonymous Works: Circa 1860 Folk Art Catlinite Pipe in the Form of a White Man)

Catlinite pipe carved in the form of a white man in 1840s attire resting on his arms and lower back, with his legs raised. The toes point toward the reeded mouthpiece with a poured lead decoration at its top. The legs form the pipe’s stem; the upper torso, head and hat form the bowl. The carved details are finely incised. The pipe was probably made by or for David Faribault, Sr. and given by his son, David Faribault, Jr. to Reverend Moses N. Adams, an Indian Agent in Flandreau, South Dakota, in the 1870s.

Collection of Minnesota Historical Society.

Wind Cave (by PopKulture)

Wind Cave (by PopKulture)

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1960s, Black Hills Reptile Gardens
Rapid City, South Dakota

timetravelnow:

1960s, Black Hills Reptile Gardens

Rapid City, South Dakota

(via Oregon or Bust: 1936 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

July 1936. “Vernon Evans [interview] and family of Lemmon, South Dakota, near Missoula, Montana. Leaving the grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area for a new start in Oregon or Washington. Expects to arrive at Yakima in time for hop picking. Makes about 200 miles a day in Model T Ford. Live in tent.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

(via Oregon or Bust: 1936 | Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)

July 1936. “Vernon Evans [interview] and family of Lemmon, South Dakota, near Missoula, Montana. Leaving the grasshopper-ridden and drought-stricken area for a new start in Oregon or Washington. Expects to arrive at Yakima in time for hop picking. Makes about 200 miles a day in Model T Ford. Live in tent.” Medium-format nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

(via Vintage Scans: Dyna Cort)
From Glamor Parade, October 1956.

(via Vintage Scans: Dyna Cort)

From Glamor Parade, October 1956.