The hills are alive with history.

The Best Kept Secret in South Dakota


Joseph and Mary (Mashek) Surat

Joseph "Joe" and Mary (Mashek) Surat

Children:  Violet (Surat) Bolin, Alvin Surat and Joseph Surat Jr.

Alvin and Joseph Surat

Alvin Surat, Joseph Surat Jr. and Violet (Surat) Bolin

The Joseph Surat Family

Front:  Joseph and Mary (Mashek) Surat

Back:  Alvin Surat, Violet (Surat) Bolin and Joseph Surat Jr.

Alvin and Ruth Surat


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Opening the road - north of Bijou Hills

Bijou Hills Women's Softball Team - 1929 or 1930

     Pictured are front from left: Lucia (Parish) Qualm, Merle Parish, Iola Roethler, Ted Roethler, Helen (Pike) Hess, Sylvia (Pike) Kulhavy.

     Back Row: Dorothy (Vander Voort) Heil, Mabel Behrens, Vera (Vander Voort) Talich, Unidentified, Irene (Vander Voort) Washechek.

Bijou Hills Men's Softball Team - 1926

Unfortunately, many of these players aren't identified. Any help would be appreciated!