The Gapp family in Sturgis, South Dakota, created Sturgis Beef Jerky around 1964-where the Sturgis Public library is now. Would buy beef rounds to trim and slice on a slicer and cut by hand with a knife. Many of the customers and school kids who stopped by our store helped hone the recipe, until the perfect blend of flavors came to be. The result was our Original flavor of Sturgis Beef Jerky. Since then,we have added Peppered flavor and Teriyaki flavor (seasonal)jerky and an entire line of meat sticks made with our same secret recipe. Now we are the favorite of many local ranchers, school kids and military personnel, and the many bikers that attend the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally.