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1891. "Hot Springs, South Dakota. Interior of largest plunge bath in U.S. on Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railway." Photo by John C.H. Grabill, noted chronicler of the Western frontier and "Official Photographer of the Black Hills and Fort Pierre R.R. & Home Stake Mining Co. -- Studios: Deadwood and Lead City, S.D. -- A Handsome Reward given for detection of any one copying any of my Photographic Views." View full size.