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McLaird, retired DWU professor receives state award

April 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

His major works are “Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane: Deadwood Legends” and “Calamity Jane: The Woman and the Legend.” Continue Reading

DWU Memory Book: If anyone deserves credit as founder, Brush is likely choice

September 17, 2010 in The Daily Republic

If any one person could be designated as the founder of Dakota University, Dr. William Brush would be the likely choice. He was among those who incorporated the school in 1883, and became its first president. Brush was, according to those who knew him, an inspirational leader. Nonetheless, he had his detractors and was ousted from the presidency against his will.
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