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

Miners Meet 1875

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2018
1. Miners Meet 1875 Marker
Inscription.  
Historic Site
Miners Meet


The miners of the Black Hills
held their first meeting to
pass mining regulations at
this location in 1875

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable EventsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 46.11′ N, 103° 35.402′ W. Marker is in Custer, South Dakota, in Custer County. Marker is on Mount Rushmore Road (U.S. 16A) 0.3 miles east of State Highway 89, on the right when traveling east. This is a large, wooden, "billboard-style" marker, mounted directly in front of the commercial property at this address. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1164 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer SD 57730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frontier Protection (approx. 0.4 miles away); Custer County Courthouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Horace N. Ross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campsite of General Custer's Expedition (approx. 2.6 miles away);
Miners Meet 1875 Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2018
2. Miners Meet 1875 Marker (wide view)
Anna Donna Tallent (approx. 3 miles away); A Legacy of Debate (approx. 3 miles away); Prospectors in Search of Gold (approx. 3 miles away); An Expedition of Mixed Outcomes (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer.
 
Also see . . .
1. Gold Mining in the Black Hills. The Black Hills gold rush and the consequent local mining industry began with the Custer Expedition of 1874. As Custer led his 1000 men through the Hills, two miners attached to the undertaking uncovered small quantities of gold near present day Custer, South Dakota. As word spread, the rush began. People flocked to the southern Black Hills, looking for their share of the gold. But the diggings proved meager, and soon prospectors started looking for better paying locations. (Submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Mining in the Northern Black Hills. Native American tribes of the Sioux Nation occupied the Black Hills until General George Armstrong Custer’s 1874 Military Expedition opened the territory, illegally at first, to prospectors. During the expedition, gold was discovered in French Creek in the southern Black Hills near the current town of
Miners Meet 1875 Marker (<i>street view; marker vislble in front of building, right of door</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2018
3. Miners Meet 1875 Marker (street view; marker vislble in front of building, right of door)
Custer. Within a year, an estimated 4,000 whites had entered the Hills. Legal or not, the rush was on. Placer claims were staked throughout the Northern Black Hills. Deadwood Creek near the camp with the same name was particularly profitable. As the gold placers played out, the miners turned to hardrock mining. (Submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 10, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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