Horsted releases new book

Custer County Library director Doris Ann Mertz, left, looks over the new book published by Custer photographer Paul Horsted, right, and his wife and book designer, Camille Riner. “Treasures of the National Parks Yesterday & Today” was a five-year project to re-photograph historic parks, as Horsted had previously done around the Black Hills and Yellowstone. The book of “then and now” photos was released last week and the couple donated two copies to the Custer County Library. Horsted will give a free slide program about the National Parks project on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Pine Room at the Custer County Courthouse Annex, with a book signing to follow. Details about the project are at paulhorsted.com.

Our national parks are places of great beauty and significant history, but are they changing over time?  A new large-format book attempts to answer these questions with “then and now” images of 24 of America’s most popular national parks. Photographer Paul Horsted of Custer tracked down hundreds of sites where photos were taken 75-150 years […]