Deadwood in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Registered National Historic Landmark
has been designated a
Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States
U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
Erected 1962 by U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 44° 22.543′ N, 103° 43.761′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Sherman Street (CanAm Highway) (U.S. 85) south of Deadwood Street (CanAm Highway) (U.S. 85), on the right when traveling south. Marker is mounted directly on the Adams Memorial Hall Museum, at ground level, just to the left of the main front entrance. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Black Hills Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Sherman Street and the East Side (a few steps from this marker); Wild Bill Hickok Bust (within shouting distance of this marker); Weight a Minute (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Hills Railroads (within shouting distance of this marker); Wild Bill (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Stability (within shouting distance of this marker); Job Corps Project (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
Also see . . .
1. Deadwood - A National Landmark. Since its founding in 1876, Deadwood has been synonymous with the Wild West. Deadwood's birth was sudden. Thousands of faceless miners, muleskinners, lawmen, gunslingers and gamblers descended upon this narrow and rocky canyon in the Black Hills of Dakota Territory in 1876. They prospected, opened shops, built houses, drank, bet it all, lost fortunes and gained riches beyond their wildest dreams. It was America's last great gold rush. Legends were made almost overnight with a lucky shovelful of earth or turn of a card, but they were just as easily lost with (Submitted on March 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Deadwood, South Dakota (Wikipedia). Deadwood was named by early settlers after the dead trees found in its gulch. The city had its heyday from 1876 to 1879, after gold deposits had been discovered there, leading to the Black Hills Gold Rush. At its height, the city had a population of 5,000, and attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok (who was shot there). The entire city has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District, for its well-preserved Gold Rush-era architecture. (Submitted on March 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 31, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.