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Belle Fourche (pronounced /bɛlˈfuːʃ/ bel-foosh) is a city in and the county seat of Butte County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 5,594 at the 2010 census. Belle Fourche is the site of the geographic center of the fifty United States. (Lebanon, Kansas claims the title for the 48 contiguous states.)
Belle Fourche (French for “beautiful fork”) was named by French explorers when this area was owned by France, for the confluence of what is now known as the Belle Fourche and Redwater Rivers and the Hay Creek. Beaver trappers worked these rivers until the mid-19th century, and Belle Fourche became a well known fur trading rendezvous point. During and after the gold rush of 1876, farmers and ranchers alike settled in the fertile valleys, growing food for the miners and their work animals. At the same time, the open plains for hundred of miles in all directions were being filled by huge herds of Texas and Kansas cattle. Towns sprang up to serve the ever-changing needs of the…

Belle Fourche SD Skateboard Lessons!

Learn Skateboarding in a Two Week-Long Course

Skateboarding is a pastime activity, a work of art, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been designed and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the ages. A 2002 report by American Sports Data found that there were 18.5 million skateboarders in the world. 85 percent of…