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By John Lee McLaughlin


RAPID CITY (AP) — One or two campers can usually be seen taking up post at Wal-Mart parking lots in Rapid City when the summer tourism season is in full swing.

But the lots morph into extempore whistle-stops during the first week of August every year as nearly 500,000 people make the annual pilgrimage to Sturgis for rally week.

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