Linda Hasselstrom is continuing to work on clippings files for the HAHA Museum that someone else started, of news items particular to Hermosa and Custer County, which includes Custer, Buffalo Gap, Pringle, Fairburn, Red Shirt, and Dewey as well as Hermosa.
She clips and files from the Custer County Chronicle and Rapid City Journal newspapers, any article on the following:
-- Funeral Notices
-- Other community news stories
Obituaries, for instance, usually list extended family members and spouses, parents, children, grandchildren, and a bit about the family history. Exactly the sort of information that helps us remember who is related to whom and where they lived.
Don't throw out Granny's scrap book! If you or a relative have news clippings-- especially those from years ago-- the HAHA Museum would love to have them (or copies) for our files.
Please write on any clipping the title of the publication, the year, month and day of publication, and if possible the page number. But please send any clippings, whether these items are included or not.
"These are the kinds of records that are invaluable to historians," says Hasselstrom. "They can provide the basis for history of all kinds for our future."
You can mail clippings to HAHA
Hermosa Arts and History Association
PO Box 175
Hermosa SD 57744
Or bring clippings to any of our HAHA events or monthly member meetings.
Or send us a message from the HAHA Facebook page.
Or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Pilot was Hermosa's first newspaper, thriving one year after Hermosa became a town. (John Stanley, editor.)