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Deadwood in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Black Hills Pioneers

 
 
Civic Stability Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
1. Civic Stability Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to the pioneers who founded
the Society of Black Hills Pioneers
and made such an outstanding
contribution to the settlement and
development of this highly coveted
region. Their descendants and successors
will forever honor their memory.

“The Society of Black Hills Pioneers – 1889-1989”

 
Erected by The Society of Black Hills Pioneers.
 
Location. 44° 22.546′ N, 103° 43.756′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Sherman Street (CanAm Highway) (U.S. 85) and Deadwood Street (CanAm Highway) (U.S. 85), on the right when traveling south on Sherman Street (CanAm Highway). Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque mounted on a large boulder, beside the sidewalk, near the intersection, in front of Adams Memorial Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Sherman Street, Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sherman Street and the East Side (here, next to this marker); Wild Bill (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark
Black Hills Pioneers Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
2. Black Hills Pioneers Marker (wide view)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Stability (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President Taft Comes to Deadwood (about 300 feet away); Gold Discovery in the Great Sioux Reservation (about 300 feet away); Gold in the Gulch (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
 
More about this marker. This appears to be a centennial marker, probably erected for the 100th anniversary of the Black Hills Pioneers in 1989.
 
Also see . . .  Society of Black Hills Pioneers. The Society began in 1889 because the prospectors felt an exclusive bond and wanted the world to remember they were the first. Membership qualification is that you must have had an ancestor, who was in the Black Hills prior to or at the time of the first federal census taken in June, 1880. The Black Hills area includes the counties of Lawrence, Meade, Butte, Pennington, Custer and Fall River in Dakota Territory and Crook or Weston counties in Wyoming Territory. (Submitted on August 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Black Hills Pioneers Marker (<i>wide view from sidewalk; Adams Memorial Hall Museum background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 11, 2018
3. Black Hills Pioneers Marker (wide view from sidewalk; Adams Memorial Hall Museum background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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