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

Serving the Black Hills

 
 
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Photographed By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
1. Serving the Black Hills Marker
Inscription.  Although Deadwood was in a mining district, it didn't remain a mining town. Instead, it became the service center for the Northern Black Hills. Regional residents came to Deadwood for their legal, financial, wholesale, retail and entertainment needs.

In the autumn of 1876, the Black Hills Pioneer reported that Deadwood had 173 businesses, including an assayer, a bank, a bath house, 3 butchers, 2 brewers, 4 billiard halls, 11 clothing houses, 21 grocers, 2 hardware stores, 8 laundries, 7 lawyers, and 27 saloons. Over time, enterprises diversified to include a foundry, brick plants, a cigar factory, and a creamery.

Caption on left photo: Zoellner Brothers' clothing store

Caption on middle photo: Bloom's Shoe and Clothing store

Caption on lower right photo: Black Hills Trust and Savings Bank

Caption on upper right photo: The interior of a meat market
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 44° 22.54′ N,
Serving the Black Hills Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
2. Serving the Black Hills Marker
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103° 43.891′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is on Main Street, 0.1 miles west of Deadwood Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. School District #02 (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadwood Changing -- 1884, 1909 and Now (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish-American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadwood’s Grand Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); History Buried Beneath Your Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); Black Hills Trust and Savings Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deadwood's Carnegie Library (about 300 feet away); Waite Block Annex (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022