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BHSU will host presentation and book signing by David A. Wolff

Black Hills State University will host a presentation, book signing and reception by David A. Wolff Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.

Wolff, associate professor of history at BHSU, will give a brief presentation on his latest book, Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman, and hold a signing and reception. The presentation will include details about Seth Bullock’s life, how Wolff researched Bullock, and the status of Black Hills literature in general.

Wolff is the Black Hills, South Dakota, and Western History specialist at BHSU. His research interests center around natural resource exploitation, especially coal and gold. His previous book titled Industrializing the Rockies: Growth, Competition, and Turmoil in the Coalfields of Colorado and Wyoming, 1868-1914 (2003) received the Clark C. Spence Award from the Mining History Association, recognizing it as the best book published on mining history during the years 2003 and 2004.

Wolff is involved in a number of historical organizations. He currently is chairman of the board of directors for the Adams Museum and House in Deadwood, vice-president for the Board of Trustees for the South Dakota State Historical Society, president-elect for the Mining History Association, and a member of the board of directors for the South Dakota State Railroad Museum in Hill City.

The presentation, signing, and reception will be held in the Trump conference room in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

Seth Bullock: Black Hills Lawman is available for purchase at the BHSU Bookstore. For more information on the event contact Tim Martinez at 605-642-6246 or

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