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A marvelous hundred square miles Black Hills tourism, 1880-1941 by Suzanne Julin

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Published by South Dakota State Historical Society Press in Pierre .
Written in English


  • Tourism -- Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- History,
  • Tourism -- South Dakota -- History,
  • Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.) -- Description and travel,
  • South Dakota -- Description and travel

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Suzanne Barta Julin.
LC ClassificationsF657.B6 J85 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23576003M
ISBN 109780979894060
LC Control Number2009025881

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