With a passion for music and collecting, Arne (AHR’-nee) Larson compiled one of the greatest collections of musical instruments, including some of the rarest in the world. For that, Larson is known as one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
Visitors interested in South Dakota’s Native American culture have an updated resource to direct them to tribal lands and attractions.
Therefore, it’s fitting that he established the Black Hills Passion Play in 1939, transplanting a custom of his native Germany into a well-known tradition in South Dakota. For the positive impact he had on the state, Josef Meier is recognized as one of South Dakota’s Great Faces.