Custer, SD, is the oldest town in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. In July, 1874, General George Armstrong Custer led his famous expedition of 1,000 men, including a military band, 2,000 animals, and 110 wagons into the Black Hills to investigate rumors of gold, camping on French Creek near the present city of Custer.
Custer's population according to the 2010 census was 2,067. It is the home of the Supervisor's Office of the Black Hills National Forest. It is close to many tourist attractions such as Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Jewel Cave National Monument, Wind Cave National Park, Crazy Horse Memorial , and Custer State Park . Custer State Park is one of the largest state parks in the country, and is home to 1,500 free roaming bison and many other wild animals. It was also the Summer White House for President Calvin Coolidge.
The Custer County Library serves the residents and guests of Custer County at two locations. The main branch is located in the City of Custer at 447 Crook Street, and the eastern branch is located in the Town of Hermosa at 234 Main Street. Both branches provide internet access via both personal computers and 24/7 WiFi.
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