It is my hope that this book will show you where to find and view some of South Dakota's veteran military aircraft, and to perhaps take an interest in some of the military aviation history that can be found in this warm and friendly state that is home to the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials in the Black Hills, as well as the last resting place of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood. This book is specifically intended to provide a "where are they" guide for residents and visitors to South Dakota who are interested in its rich resources of historical military aircraft, as well as contact information for the museums and airfields that display them.
“But Always Fine Bourbon” is the story of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which, for a large part of the 20th Century, was known for making the finest bourbon in the world. But it’s a bigger story than that: It’s the tale of the Van Winkle family, of the legendary “Pappy” Van Winkle himself, of an era when businesses were still run by larger-than-life men whoi had other priorities than maximizing the bottom line. It’s also a story of the American Dream: the creation of a family company, so common a part of this country’s history, but now disappearing in our age of mergers and acquisitions.
Turn the corner into Limestone Lane. Smell the pungent odor of whiskey being made. Drive past the guardhouse and the sign saying “We make fine bourbon, at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon.”
It’s a trip anyone with interest in bourbon, or Kentucky, or the history of this country will relish.