LCHS life member Vernon Davis has been a busy man for the past few weeks, speaking before a couple of audiences in Lawrence and Butte counties.
On January 3rd, Davis spoke to about 75 members of the Spearfish Area Historical Society in Spearfish about his great uncle, "Buckskin" Johnny Spaulding, who was a key figure in the history surrounding the old Spearfish stockade. It was just one of many chapters of history about Spaulding, who was among early pioneers in this region of South Dakota.
Then on January 7th, Davis was on the speaking circuit again -- albeit to a somewhat smaller group -- regarding cemetery preservation.
You can read more about his cemetery presentation in Belle Fourche by simply clicking on this link to the online Butte County Post.