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Spearfish is in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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  1. Spearfish holds the world record for the fastest recorded temperature change. On January 22, 1943 at about 7:30 a.m. MST, the temperature in Spearfish was −4°F (−20°C). The Chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later (7:32 a.m.) the temperature was +45 °F (+7 °C) above zero.
  2. Spearfish Creek is a fast-moving creek that emerges from Spearfish Canyon at Spearfish. It runs roughly south to north through the center of town (parallel to Canyon Street), year round.
  3. Before the Black Hills Gold Rush of 1876, the area was used by Native Americans to spear fish in the creek. hence the name of the creek and subsequently the town.

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