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

Black Hills Railroads

Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2018
1. Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark Marker
Inscription.  
The combination of steep grades, sharp curves,
creek crossings, and tunnels required exceptional
civil engineering to satisfy the need for railroads
required by the Black Hills mining boom.
Constructed 1881 to 1928
Designated by South Dakota Section

 
Erected 2004 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the ASCE Civil Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 44° 22.535′ N, 103° 43.796′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from Siever Street north of Pine Street, on the left when traveling north. Located near the Deadwood R.R. Interpretive Center Baggage Room. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Siever St, 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. Weight a Minute (here, next to this marker); Sherman Street and the East Side (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadwood
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Black Hills Pioneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Job Corps Project (within shouting distance of this marker); History Buried Beneath Your Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Stability (within shouting distance of this marker); President Taft Comes to Deadwood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
 
Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2018
2. Historic South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark Marker
Deadwood R.R. Interpretive Center Baggage Room image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, July 14, 2018
3. Deadwood R.R. Interpretive Center Baggage Room
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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