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Dakota Pathways Episode 6 - Mining Booms and Busts

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Date Created 11/12/2010 5:26:39 PM
Grade Level 3-5
Category Social Studies

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The white history of South Dakota can be traced over the last century and a half through the booms and busts of the mining industry in the region. Gold was and still is mined in the Black Hills, silver and other minerals have been mined all over the state. Coal, oil and even uranium have been dug out the the ground in our state. These mining pursuits have affect how the state expanded, prospered and failed. In this episode we look at the boom times and the bust times of mining in our state.

(Homestake, quartzite, granite, pavers, cement, miner, settlement, open cut, drifts, shafts, winzes, mucking, stope, quarry)

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