Written Histories

Sturgis & Meade County Historical Society is pleased to provide access to several articles written about our local past:

    • History of the Erskine School written by Nancy Keffeler

      Sturgis, also formerly known as "Scooptown", was founded on October 25, 1878. The town is located 1 1/2 miles west of Fort Meade. At the time...Read more

    • Sturgis from Black Hills Illustrated - 1904

      One of the most progressive towns of the Black Hills country is Sturgis, which might be said to be about an hour from...Read more

    • Court proceeding related to Grasshopper Jim.

      Plaintiff brought this action to enforce an alleged oral contract wherein it was agreed that plaintiff should inherit and ...Read more



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