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Rivers Run Through It
South Dakota's Rivers and Streams and the Flow of History
South Dakota State Historical Society
2013 History Conference
May 3-4, 2013 Playing on the Plains

Conference Schedule

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
5:30 PM–7:00 PM
Registration, Hilton Garden Inn

Friday, May 3, 2013
7:45 AM–5:00 PM
Registration, Hilton Garden Inn

8:30 AM–8:45 AM             
Opening Remarks
Jay D. Vogt, Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society

8:45 AM–9:45 AM             
Missouri Valley Panorama: 12 Millennia of South Dakota’s Past
Joseph A. Tiffany

9:45 AM–10:15 AM
Break

10:15 AM–11:00 AM         
Waters of Coherence: Rural Calvinist Spirituality and the Art of Fishing
Dr. Nathan Hitchcock

11:00 AM–12:00 PM         
Blocking the Path, Arikara and the Fur Trade on the Missouri River
Dr. Brad Tennant

12:00 PM–1:30 PM            
Luncheon
Film: The Pierre-Fort Pierre Flood of l952

1:30 PM–2:30 PM              
Going Up and Down the Missouri River on the Eve of the Civil War
Dr. Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell Larsen

2:30 PM–3:30 PM              
Lewis & Clark’s Remarkable Places on the Meandering Middle Missouri
Lonis Wendt

3:30 PM–4:00 PM
Break

4:00 PM–5:00 PM              
Lessons Learned from the 1972 Rapid City Flood
Dr. Perry Rahn

5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Reception, The Journey Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2013
7:30 AM–12:00 PM
Registration, Hilton Garden Inn

8:00 AM–8:45 AM
Rails across the Waters: Early Railroad Bridges of South Dakota
Rick Mills

8:45 AM–9:45 AM
From Pots to Rocks: 40 years of Plains Archaeology
Craig Johnson

9:45 AM–10:00 AM           
Break

10:00 AM–11:00 AM         
Blood Run: A River Divides It
Dr. L. Adrien Hannus

11:00 PM–12:00 PM
Everything That Could Thus be Represented:
South Dakota in the 1856 G.K. Warren Missouri River Maps

Graham Callaway

12:00 PM–1:30 PM            
Awards Luncheon

1:30 PM–2:30 PM
Reclaiming Land in the Arid West
Renee Boen, Curt Anderson, and Ryan Alcorn

2:30 PM–3:00 PM              
Break

3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Writing a Scholarly Book without a Plan
Dr. Lawrence H. Larsen and Barbara J. Cottrell Larsen

4:00 PM–5:00 PM
The Blizzard of 1880–81 and the Following Flood’s Impact on Dakota Territory
Robert E. Kolbe