Deadwood in Lawrence County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jewish American Pioneers and Deadwood
The efforts of the Jewish business community helped bring prosperity, recognition and jobs to the region. Not only did they help build
Richard Clarke, aka “Deadwood Dick” and Jake Goldberg, circa 1920s
Sol Star and Seth Bullock, circa 1892 to 1895.
Erected by Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission; Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 44° 22.676′ N, 103° 43.76′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Located across the street from the famous Bullock Hotel on the site of the original of Bullock and Star's first store in Deadwood. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 634 Main 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. The Badlands (a few steps from this marker); Historic Site Saloon Number 10 (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Facade Replication (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadwood 1876 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Fire of 1879 (about 400 feet away); Forest Hill (about 400 feet away); Jack McCall Capture Site (about 500 feet away); The Great Flood (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
Regarding Jewish American Pioneers and Deadwood. Gold was first discovered by soldiers under Gen. George Custer in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory in 1876. Gold was an explosive allure to frontiersman and fortune seeking gold miners who created rough, and frequently violent gold mining boom towns. Deadwood was just such a boom town when Jewish miners and Jewish merchants moved to the gulch helping to settle the town and “civilize” the community alongside their Christian neighbors.
Also see . . .
1. Deadwood, South Dakota and the Jews. (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.)
2. Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation. The Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The purpose of the Society is (Submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,866 times since then and 134 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2021, by Connor Olson of Kewaskum, Wisconsin. 3. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. 4. submitted on August 8, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. 5, 6. submitted on February 1, 2010, by Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.