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Shaping History

Prior to the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876, the Dakota Territory area, now known as Spearfish, was used by Native Americans (primarily bands of Sioux but others also ranged through the area) who would spear fish in the creek, hence the name of the creek and...

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Spearfish Arts and Attractions

A vibrant arts and cultural community, Spearfish is home to many artisans. From world renown to local talents, there are sculptors, potters, woodworkers, painters, photographers, jewelers, singers, song-writers, actors and dancers, all working to make Spearfish a hub...

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Health and Wellness in Spearfish

Plenty of lifestyle choices promote As lives grow busier, the need to make time for exercise, eating right and spending time with family and friends becomes more important. The Spearfish area is home to an eclectic blend of choices for a healthy lifestyle. It’s been...

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Education Options Span Lifetime

From preschool to primary and secondary to higher to continuing education Quality Education is a corner stone of the Spearfish community. Since the settling of the town, citizens have placed high emphasis on education, as witnessed by the founding of the Black Hills...

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Dining in Spearfish

When Bonnie and Bob Dardis opened the McDonald’s on North Avenue in Spearfish in August 1981, they were a little nervous. “They knew it was a small town for a McDonald’s,” explained their son, Calvin Dardis. “My dad kept his job as a milkman for Brown & Swiss for a...

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Town, Park, Creek and Canyon

Recently National Geographic’s Adventure Magazine selected Spearfish as one of the “Top 50 Best Places to Live and Play” and also one of only eight cities selected as a “Hot Spot” in America. Spearfish takes pride in its extensive and progressive parks and recreation...

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Economic Growth of Spearfish

People live in Spearfish for its quality of life, diverse economy, good transportation system, comprehensive health care offerings, and strong educational system, including the university presence. “We have the beauty of the Black Hills as a background, as well,” said...

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Spearfish Serves as Health Care Hub

Spearfish’s geographic location has served the community well – and not just for tourism. For folks living in western South Dakota, northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, quite often Spearfish is the closest option for health care, according to Larry Vietz,...

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  • Check out our first Fish Bytes video of 2019! We have a busy few weeks ahead. Tune in for Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet & Awards, Taste of Spearfish, and more. https://www.youtube.com/embed/DNlbMIxZEuw

    Welcome to Fish Bytes. The video newsletter with all the haps and events from the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce. Your hosts are Chamber Director Melissa Bart...

    Welcome to Fish Bytes. The video newsletter with all the haps and events from the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce. Your hosts are Chamber Director Melissa Bart...

  • You can win $5,000 and a Scott Jacob's unframed print by submitting the winning photograph for Scott's next Sturgis release! When submitting your photo, consider the composition of the photograph. We're looking for creative, properly composed photos that tell a story and capture the spirit of Sturgis. Check out the link below for all the details.

    Win $5,000 by submitting the next photo Scott Jacobs paints. We're looking for your best motorcycle memory. Painting to be unveiled at the 2019 Sturgis Rally.

    Win $5,000 by submitting the next photo Scott Jacobs paints. We're looking for your best motorcycle memory. Painting to be unveiled at the 2019 Sturgis Rally.

  • Scott Jacobs Studio is seeking the inspiration for Scott's next painting and needs your help. Submit your best photo for a chance to win $5,000 and an unframed print of the finished painting. Not sure what to submit? Click below!

    Win $5,000 by submitting the next photo that Scott Jacobs will paint. We're looking for your best motorcycle memory. Painting to be unveiled at the 2019 Sturgis Rally.

    Win $5,000 by submitting the next photo that Scott Jacobs will paint. We're looking for your best motorcycle memory. Painting to be unveiled at the 2019 Sturgis Rally.

  • South Dakota Small Business Development Center recently joined Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce. The center offers free business consulting and many other resources for established and prospective businesses. Donna Leavens, the Regional Director, is based in Rapid City, and she travels to Spearfish once-a-month for consulting. Visit www.sdbusinesshelp.com for more information.

    South Dakota Small Business Development Center recently joined Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce. The center offers free business consulting and many other resources for established and prospective businesses. Donna Leavens, the Regional Director, is based in Rapid City, and she travels to Spearfish once-a-month for consulting. Visit www.sdbusinesshelp.com for more information.