“Oh Great Tatanka, what would we do without your message, will, and strength to survive all things?”

Tatanka is a Lakota word meaning “Big Beast”. For the Northern Plains People Tatanka meant “life”. For more, see the Story Of The Bison. Photo taken during the Legion Lake Fire after all the buffalo in the area migrated south to Wind Cave National Park, SD – December 2017.

“Don’t Destroy Bridges, Preserve Them And Build More”

Beaver Creek Bridge was built in 1929 in Wind Cave National Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This builders of the builders of the bridge at the time wanted to create the illusion that the concrete arches rise naturally from the rock walls on opposite sides of the canyon. The nature of this bridge makes it historically significant. It is the only bridge of its particular arch type in the State of South Dakota. It is also only one of three “most significant bridges” in the Rocky Mountain region. Read more. Photo taken by Lisa Kay Photography on a frosty day March 11, 2017.