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Becky Bell-Greenstreet 

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April 2012
Journeys of Exploration & Discovery
Greetings!South Dakota Tourism


South Dakota Tourism has launched it's new travel campaign:  Your American Journey.  Two of our 2012 tour programs include scenes and activities highlighted in this excellent high definition video

Old West Trail (June 16-22)

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup (Sept. 22-27).

Last Call:  Old West Trail Wyoming Cowboy


Explore the West where legends live on this 7-day journey to the past. Majestic mountain scenery, Old West adventure and historic trails highlight this seven-day program. View awe-inspiring mountain carvings, and walk in actual Oregon Trail wagon ruts which have survived more than a century of sun, wind and weather.  Don't miss this opportunity to kick up your heels and recall the "bad old days" of the Great American West!
Travel TogetherArrow Stage Lines


Every once in awhile we need to take a step back and return to basics.  We in the group tour business sometimes take it for granted that our mode of transportation is the deluxe motorcoach.  But you  may not be as familiar with the many benefits of coach travel.  Fortunately, our long-time coach company, Arrow Stage Lines, has taken the time to compile the top ten reasons you should take a motorcoach trip for your next vacation.  And it's also the greenest way to go!
August 3-18, 2012


Follow in the wake of the Corps of Discovery from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean. This very special Vanishing Trails Expedition features living history, speakers, special events, authentic meals, Lewis & Clark interpretive centers, numerous historic sites, boat rides on the Missouri River, and much more!  Historians and re-enactors lend insights to the history-making journey that Thomas Jefferson called one of the greatest adventures in American history.

September 22-27, 2012
There was a birth announcement in last week's paper that, if you didn't live in the Black Hills, might have seemed a bit odd to you:  the first buffalo calf of the season in Custer State Park!  And without them there wouldn't be a roundup next fall.  Make plans today to participate in this most unusual of all Vanishing Trails Expeditions.
What If?
What if


I will be attending a history conference this month in Sioux Falls and the theme is Wounded Knee 1973.  Interestingly, there are more papers listed in the program about the original Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 than it's modern day namesake, the occupation of the tiny reservation community by the American Indian Movement in 1973.  Both are lightning-rod subjects here in Indian Country so it should be interesting.  Here is my own "what if" about the tragic event on Wounded Knee Creek and how it might have been prevented.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-888-8306.


We look forward to seeing you on the trail this season.


Happy Trails! 
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