About the author:

James W. Parker is a designer and photographer, working in Chicago. Interests in the history of the West, hiking, climbing and backpacking drive the content of this site. Since growing up in the Black Hills in the 1950's, he and his wife Karyn visit at least once a year.

All material on this website copyright 1999-2003 by
James W. Parker. All rights reserved.
No photographs or information may be used without the express written permission of the authors.
Portions of this website contributed by Watson Parker.

To request permission to reprint or reuse
any of the resources on this site, please contact
James W. Parker at dakotakid@earthlink.net


Photo: Paul Murphy