French Creek is an intermittent stream located in the Black Hills region of western South Dakota. It is a tributary of the Cheyenne River. The Black Hills are a small, isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming. ... State nickname: The Mount Rushmore State Other U.S. States Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Governor Mike Rounds (R) Official languages English Area 199,905 kmÂ² (17th) - Land 196,735 kmÂ² - Water 3,173 kmÂ² (1. ... The Cheyenne River The Cheyenne River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 295 mi (475 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. ...
It is formed approximately 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Custer, South Dakota and extends for a length of 62 miles (100 km). It flows on a general eastward direction through Custer State Park and empties into the Cheyenne River near Red Shirt, South Dakota. Custer is a city located in Custer County, South Dakota. ... The Cheyenne River The Cheyenne River is a tributary of the Missouri River, approximately 295 mi (475 km) long, in the U.S. states of Wyoming and South Dakota. ... Red Shirt is a small Lakota village southeast of Hermosa, South Dakota. ...
Gold was discovered in French Creek during an expedition lead by George Armstrong Custer in 1874. This discovery triggered the Black Hills gold rush of the late 1870s. George Armstrong Custer George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 â June 25, 1876) was an American cavalry commander in the Civil War and the Indian Wars who is best remembered for his defeat and death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn against a coalition of Native American tribes, led by... 1874 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Gold rush ad A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ...
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