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

Deadwood City 1876

 
 
Deadwood City 1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
1. Deadwood City 1876 Marker
Inscription. Thousands of people suddenly burst into Deadwood Gulch in 1876. Some came to try their luck at mining, while others hoped to strike it rich with supply stores, restaurants, and saloons.

"Six weeks ago the site of Deadwood City was a heavy forest of pine timber, now it extends nearly a mile along Deadwood and Whitewood, and contains nearly two thousand of the most energetic, driving people on the continent. Every branch of business is represented,... houses are going up on every hand - immense [ox] trains are constantly arriving loaded with goods of all kinds."

Black Hills Pioneer, June 1876
 
Location. 44° 22.62′ N, 103° 43.818′ W. Marker is in Deadwood, South Dakota, in Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lee Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deadwood SD 57732, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fire of 1879 (a few steps from this marker); The Great Flood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Facade Replication (about 300 feet away); Ride High, T.C., Ride High (about 300
Photo on Deadwood City 1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
2. Photo on Deadwood City 1876 Marker
Caption: The photographer stood at about Lee Street to capture the flurry of activity on Main Street. Many of the habitations of this boom town were canvas tents, or made of peeled logs, or were dugouts in clay river banks.
feet away); Waite Block Annex (about 300 feet away); Generations of Change (about 300 feet away); The Badlands (about 500 feet away); Wild Bill (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deadwood.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Deadwood City 1876 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
3. Deadwood City 1876 Marker
Looking down Main Street from the end of Lee Street.
Deadwood Main Street during the Sturgis Bike Rally image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, August 7, 2010
4. Deadwood Main Street during the Sturgis Bike Rally
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,162 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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