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Sports and Recreation in South Dakota

South Dakota State Historical Society
2012 History Conference
April 13 - 14, 2012

Conference Schedule

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THURSDAY, 12 APRIL 2012
5:30–7:00 P.M.
Registration, Ramkota River Center

7:00–9:00 P.M.
Members’ reception (by invitation)
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FRIDAY, 13 APRIL 2012
7:45 A.M.–5:00 P.M.
Registration, Ramkota River Center

8:30–8:45 A.M.
Opening remarks
Jay D. Vogt, Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society

8:45–9:45 A.M.
Keynote
Recreation and the Missouri River
John Cooper

9:45–10:15 A.M.
Break

10:15–11:00 A.M.
Sport Fishing: The Good Old Days Are Now
Charles R. Berry, Jr.

11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Recreation in the Black Hills
Paul Higbee and Les Voorhis

12:00–1:30 P.M.
Lunch
Documentary screening: Kings of the Court
South Dakota Public Broadcasting

1:30– 2:30 P.M.
Keynote
How Baseball Games in Yankee Stadium and South
Dakota Are Alike
Mel Antonen

2:30–3:30 P.M.
Movin’ On Up: College Sports and Athletic Realignment in the 1950s
Kurt Kemper

3:30–4:00 P.M.
Break

4:00–5:00 P.M.
Boarding Schools and the Growth of American Indian Basketball
Wade Davies

5:30–7:30 P.M.
Reception
Cultural Heritage Center

SATURDAY, 14 APRIL 2012
7:15–8:30 A.M.
Educators’ breakfast and roundtable discussion

8:00–11:45 A.M.
Registration, Ramkota River Center

8:30–9:30 A.M.
Where Skill and Daring Meet: Rodeo in South Dakota
B. Byron Price

9:30–10:30 A.M.
Sports Journalism
Panel: Mel Antonen, John Papendick, and Mike Henriksen

10:30–10:45 A.M.
Break

10:45–11:45 A.M.
The Evolution of Football in Rural South Dakota
Marc Rasmussen

11:45 A.M.–1:30 P.M.
Awards lunch

1:30–2:30 P.M.
The Governor’s Hunt and the Importance of Pheasant Hunting to the State of South Dakota
Governor Dennis Daugaard

2:30–3:30 P.M.
Women and Baseball: The Plains and Beyond
Marilyn Kratz and Jean L. S. Patrick