What's in a name? Sometimes, not much beyond the obvious — such as Rapid City being named after Rapid Creek, but across the Black Hills and western South Dakota, there's often a tale of historic significance or quirky happenstance built into many of the place names that dot our region. To illustrate the depth of our region's character, the Journal highlighted 100 places across the land and the stories of how their names came to be. We hope readers find it informative and fun.

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