Pluma in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Pluma: Right Place, Right Time
Pluma's success was its location: at the confluence of Gold Run Creek (todays US Highway 85 West) and Whitewood Creek (todays US Highway 385 South). Pluma also became a desirable spot for milling, utility and community-support services. Pluma was the home of the large Kildonan Mill, the Troy Steam Laundry and the Belt Light & Power Company. By 1902, Pluma had its own post office, and in 1910 the Treber Ice House was built here. The concrete foundation before you are remnants from this building. In 1985, Pluma was annexed into the Deadwood city limits.
Erected by The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 44° 21.569′ N, 103° 44.323′ W. Marker is in Pluma, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is on CanAm Highway (U.S. 85) north of U.S. 385, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located near entrance to the Pluma, South Dakota Visitor Center, overlooking the Trebor Ice House foundation remnants. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: George S Mickelson Trail, Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Good Roads Movement & Lawrence County (a few steps from this marker); Pluma's Power Plants (a few steps from this marker); Flooding & The Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); George S. Mickelson Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheyenne & Deadwood Stage Route (within shouting distance of this marker); Track or Trail: Sweat Equity Played a Role (approx. 0.9 miles away); McGovern Hill (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Yard (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pluma.
More about this marker. Marker is a large composite plaque, mounted horizontally on two waist-high posts.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.