We’re pretty proud of our 130-year history, which started in the days of the prospectors, the faro dealers and the dance-hall girls. It goes back to the days when Deadwood Gulch was a lusty, drawling, rip-roaring mining town, back to the days of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok.
It’s gotten a lot calmer since then, but our growth continues to boom. Today, we operate in seven states, providing our customers with electricity and natural gas while also mining for coal and operating power plants and exploring for and producing oil and gas.
The next 130-plus years will probably have more cars fueled by electricity and natural gas and fewer dance-hall girls and faro dealers. But whatever the future holds, we’ll be there, improving life with energy.
Black Hills Corporation History Video
If you’d like to read more about our 130-plus years, you can download individual chapters of our company history book, “Improving Life With Energy: The first 125 years of Black Hills Corporation,” written by Eric John Abrahamson. Or you can request a free hardcopy.