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Published on Apr 16, 2016
Linda M. Hasselstrom recites parts of Badger Clark's poem "The Legend of Boastful Bill" and tells some stories of her connection to this poem.
"The Legend of Boastful Bill" was written in 1907 and published 1915 in "Sun and Saddle Leather," a poetry collection by Badger Clark.
Linda M. Hasselstrom, poet and non-fiction writer, grew up on a cattle ranch in arid southwestern South Dakota, only 20-some miles from Badger Clark’s cabin in the Black Hills. Though she never met Badger, South Dakota’s first poet laureate, his poems made her ranch work more fun.
This video was filmed on the road in rural Custer County, SD in 2015 and at Linda's writing retreat house in 2016.
The Badger Clark Memorial Society, founded in 1984, has merged its operations into the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre, South Dakota.