- French Creek (Cheyenne River)
French Creek is an
intermittent streamlocated in the Black Hillsregion of western South Dakota, USA. It is a tributary of the Cheyenne River.
It rises approximately 5 miles (8 km) northeast of
Custer, South Dakotaand extends for a length of 62 miles (100 km). It flows on a general eastward direction through Custer State Park and empties into the Cheyenne Rivernear Red Shirt, South Dakota.
Gold was discovered in French Creek during an expedition lead by
George Armstrong Custerin 1874. This discovery triggered the Black Hills gold rushof the late 1870s.
List of South Dakota rivers
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