BHSU librarian co-authors new book on Black Hills Gold Rush towns

Author: BHSU Communications/Friday, May 15, 2015/Categories: 2015









           Roberta Sago, special collections librarian at Black Hills State University, released her new book, "Black Hills Gold Rush Towns: Volume II," which she co-authored with Black Hills resident Jan Cerney. The book tells the story of the gold mining towns in the late 1800s.




Black Hills State University special collections librarian Roberta Sago, released a new book recently, "Black Hills Gold Rush Towns: Volume II," co-authored with Jan Cerney.

"Black Hills Gold Rush Towns: Volume II" tells the historical account of the Black Hills gold rush and the towns that were affected during the gold rush era in the late 1800s.  A sequel to "Black Hills Gold Rush Towns" released in 2010, the second volume further explores the towns that sprang up during the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876. More established settlements sprung up in addition to the small mining towns to meet the needs of the influx of settlers.

Sago said she hopes the book encourages more people to learn the region&rsquos rich history. In addition to sharing the history of the gold rush, the book showcases the photograph collections at the Leland D. Case Library at BHSU.

Sago and Cerney have co-written three other books. Cerney lives on a ranch near Badlands National Park.

The book is available at

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