Hill City, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore Brewing Company
History of Hill City South Dakota:
Hill City is located about 26 miles southwest of Rapid City, South Dakota on Highway 16 and on U.S. Route 385 connecting Deadwood to Hot Springs.
Hill City is the oldest city in Pennington County, South Dakota. The population of Hill City is about 800 residents. Hill City once depended on mining as its primary industry. Today, it is more of a tourist destination for travelers visiting the Black Hills.
Arikara Indians inhabited the area now known as the Black Hills as far back as 1500 A.D.. Evidence exists that humans lived in the region, however since 7000 B.C.. Lakota Sioux moved into the Hill City region in the 1800’s and called the area Paha Sapa.
In 1874, Major General George Custer led an expedition to the Black Hills and discovered gold in the French Creek, 13 miles south of Hill City. Hill City began to be settled by miners in 1876.
Ghosts and Hauntings at the Mount Rushmore Brewing Company in Hill City, South Dakota:
Paranormal activity at the Mount Rushmore Brewing Company seems to be particularly strong on the third floor of the building. Employees report hearing strange noises and objects moving without explanation.
The Shadowlord (1998). The Shadowlands Haunted Places Indexs: South Dakota. Retrieved January 24, 2011 from http://theshadowlands.net/places/south_dakota.htm
Wikipedia (2011). Hill City, South Dakota. Retrieved January 25, 2011 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hill_City,_South_Dakota