Founding Fathers Black Hills

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No, not Pope Francis. He may be famous, but he didn’t sign the Declaration of Independence. But this week here at Independence Hall, home of Founding Fathers Black Hills, we’re playing off the popularity of the Catholic pontiff who is visiting the United States. (more…)

This week, you’ll find Benjamin Harrison of Virginia and William Ellery of Rhode Island at the Founding Fathers Ballot Box if you stop by on your Black Hills vacation. It’s a great way to cast your vote and a fun thing to do while in Rapid City.
The two signers, Harrison and Ellery, couldn’t have been more different in temperament and personality, (more…)

In the continuing search for the signer of the Declaration of Independence who will wear this season’s Founding Fathers Crown, Dr. Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania handily dispatched the youngest signer, Edward Rutledge of South Carolina, in last week’s vote by a 2-to-1 margin.
This week’s contest features William Paca of Maryland against Abraham Clark of New Jersey. (more…)

In last week’s battle of the Bills, William Floyd of New York defeated William Williams to wear the weekly Founding Fathers crown here at Independence Hall.
This week found the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, Edward Rutledge of South Carolina, facing Benjamin Rush, the signer who was instrumental in forging a reconciliation between two of his good friends: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. (more…)

In one of the closest votes in American political history, John Hancock defeated Benjamin Franklin in our weekly Founding Fathers contest by just one vote, 36 to 35.
Of course, the vote took place during the 75th annual Sturgis Rally, so it may have been heavily influenced by people wearing black leather and driving Harley Davidson motorcycles who were here on their Black Hills vacation of a lifetime. (more…)

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