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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Deadwood

 
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Deadwood, South Dakota and Vicinity
    Lawrence County (95)
    Butte County (4)
    Meade County (9)
    Pennington County (50)
    Crook County, Wyoming (44)
    Weston County, Wyoming (17)
 
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1South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Black Hills Pioneers
Dedicated to the pioneers who founded the Society of Black Hills Pioneers and made such an outstanding contribution to the settlement and development of this highly coveted region. Their descendants and successors will forever honor . . . — Map (db m120999) HM
2South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Black Hills RailroadsHistoric South Dakota Civil Engineering Landmark
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 . . . — Map (db m120234) HM
3South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Black Hills Trust and Savings BankNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1904 Restored 1990 by First Western Bank — Map (db m126699) HM
4South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 4 — Bonanza in the Hills
The placer gold in the creeks had been eroded from the surrounding hills. By late 1876, miners began shifting their attentions to the source of the gold by tunneling into the hills. Such hard rock mining used explosives instead of pans and . . . — Map (db m49651) HM
5South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Burlington Interurban Power Plant
This is the site of the Burlington Interurban Power Plant, commonly known as the Burlington Powerhouse. The Powerhouse was originally built to generate electricity to run a passenger trolley between the cities of Lead and Deadwood. The Powerhouse . . . — Map (db m121059) HM
6South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Yard
(Panel 1) In its heyday, the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad yard was a beehive of activity. Four different railroads including the Deadwood Central, the Black Hills & Ft. Pierre, the Grand Island & Wyoming Central, and the . . . — Map (db m121051) HM
7South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Chinatown
Although the Chinatowns of New York, San Francisco and Chicago are more well-known, these ethnic enclaves weren't exclusive to America's urban centers. There were many Chinatowns in Western boomtowns, including one right here on Deadwood's Lower . . . — Map (db m120093) HM
8South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Chinese Immigrants
Chinese Immigrants came to Deadwood to make their fortune. After burial in Mt. Moriah, with appropriate ceremonies, the remains were removed for reburial in their home village in China. Not more than two bodies remain in the Chinese Section. — Map (db m49688) HM
9South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 13 — Civic Stability
Deadwood erected two monuments to order and permanence in the early 1900s. The federal building open in 1907, and activities in the county courthouse started the next year. In its early gold rush days, Deadwood had been a wild, raucous mining camp . . . — Map (db m49689) HM
10South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-6 (Roubaix): 100 yards N of Lake entrance: W of road. Companies: 792--6/3/33-5/15/35: 10/18/35 6/1/40; 10/1/40-10/11/41; 2759V-(Detachment from Park Creek)--5/15/35-10/18/35. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work-relief . . . — Map (db m34248) HM
11South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Civilian Conservation Corps CampCamp F-20 / Park Creek
Camp F-20 Park Creek: located 3 mi E on FH 534; 2.75 mi N on FH 180; W of creek Companies: 2759V – 11/2/34-7/30/41; 792 – 10/11/41-12/14/41 The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during 1933-1942 that gave . . . — Map (db m124592) HM
12South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — DeadwoodRegistered National Historic Landmark
Deadwood has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark 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 . . . — Map (db m131612) HM
13South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood 1876
Thousands of people suddenly burst into Deadwood Gulch in 1876. Some came to try their luck at mining; others hoped to strike it rich with supply stores, restaurants and saloons. "Six weeks ago the site of Deadwood City was a heavy frost of . . . — Map (db m120993) HM
14South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood Changing -- 1884 1902 and Now
Note the sites of the county courthouse, the federal building, the depot, the slime plant, and the school. The buildings on Main Street also changed character. Whitewood Creek was partly channelized in 1884, and is covered by a highway today. — Map (db m36631) HM
15South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood City 1876
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 . . . — Map (db m36563) HM
16South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood's Carnegie Library
Andrew Carnegie, steel tycoon and philanthropist, is best known for his charitable contributions in financing public libraries. From 1886 until his death in 1919, Carnegie supported the construction of 1,679 public libraries across the United . . . — Map (db m121064) HM
17South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Deadwood's First City Park
By the mid-1890s Deadwood city officials deemed it necessary to purchase a tract of land to be used for recreation and enjoyment by its citizens. Almost fifteen years elapsed before Deadwood's first city park was created. The park surrounding . . . — Map (db m120232) HM
18South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Forest Hill
After gold was discovered in Deadwood Gulch in 1875, commercial buildings were quickly erected on the flat land along Main Street, leaving the hillsides above as the only area for residential development. The first houses in Deadwood were built on . . . — Map (db m120994) HM
19South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Generations of Change
Within twenty years Deadwood changed from mining camp to prosperous Victorian city. Deadwood survived several floods and fires, each time replacing the destroyed wood-framed buildings with stone and brick. The town acquired some modern . . . — Map (db m36630) HM
20South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — George S. Mickelson Trail
After using a long stretch of track that went through the scenic Black Hills for almost a century, the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe (formerly Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company) quit running in 1983. The idea to turn the railroad into a . . . — Map (db m121055) HM
21South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 1 — Gold Discovery in the Great Sioux Reservation
Gold sparkled in the prospector’s pan – the first discovery of the mineral in Deadwood Gulch. Exactly who the prospector was -- or the date and place of the discovery – is open to question. It is generally agreed that the Frank Bryant . . . — Map (db m49648) HM
22South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 2 — Gold in the Gulch
Placer miners first looked for gold among the gravel and sand in the creek bottoms, such as the one near you. If panning was productive, a group of miners would build a sluice to wash gold from the gravel. [Illustration captions, left to right:] . . . — Map (db m49649) HM
23South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Hebrew Hill (Mt. Zion)
Deadwood is recognized as the site of the first organized Jewish Community in South Dakota. The Hebrew Cemetery Association was the first to purchase a section of Mount Moriah Cemetery, August 20, 1896. The section is located higher up on Jerusalem . . . — Map (db m27070) HM
24South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Historic Facade Replication
A fire in 1982 destroyed the historic Horace Clark and Apex buildings. The facades of the two buildings were replicated in 1997. 1900, Horace Clark Building (left); 1897, Apex Building (right). Owner: Olympic Gaming SD, L.L.C. Replication . . . — Map (db m49665) HM
25South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Historic Site Saloon Number 10
Historic Site Saloon Number 10 where Wild Bill was shot August 2, 1876 — Map (db m120092) HM
26South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Interurban Trolley
The Burlington Interurban Railway was part of a focused effort to modernize the City of Deadwood at the turn of the century. The town had transformed in a relatively short period of time from a lawless gold camp to a law abiding community and . . . — Map (db m121062) HM
27South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — J.B.Hickok
Died Aug 2, 1876 by pistol Shot Aged 39 years Custer was lonely without him Erected by J. H. Riordan of N.Y. 1891 — Map (db m124055) HM
28South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Jack McCall Capture Site
Site of capture of the assassin Jack McCall who shot "Wild Bill" Hickok Aug 2, 1876 — Map (db m120110) HM
29South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — James Butler Hickok
Alias "Wild Bill" Born - May 27, 1837 Troy Grove, Illinois Died - August 2, 1876 Deadwood, Dakota Territory Victim of the Assassin Jack McCall — Map (db m45372) HM
30South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Jewish American Pioneers and Deadwood
Jewish American pioneers significantly contributed to the commercial development and establishment of responsible government in Deadwood. Gritty Jewish Westerners, such as Sol Star, arrived with his business partner Seth Bullock in the midst of the . . . — Map (db m27071) HM
31South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Lawrence County Jails & Capital Punishment
Since 1877, four county jails have been constructed within the Deadwood city limits. The first jail was erected in May of 1877 in the Ingleside Townsite (today's Presidential Neighborhood) and consisted of a 30 x 50 foot log structure enclosed by a . . . — Map (db m120998) HM
32South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Martha Jane BurkeAlias "Calamity Jane"
Born - May 1, 1852 Princeton, Missouri Died - August 1, 1903 Terry, South Dakota Her Dying Request "Bury me beside Wild Bill" — Map (db m71412) HM
33South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — McGovern Hill
Prospector Frank McGovern staked his claim on the hillside above you in 1876, then promptly became one of Deadwood's infamous rabble-rousers. After an argument with a grocer in 1878, McGovern was shot in the thighs. During his recovery in the . . . — Map (db m121058) HM
34South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Preacher Smith of Deadwood Gulch
"Deadwood's Sky Pilot." Henry Weston Smith, was born in Ellington, Connecticut, January 110, 1828. At 23 he became a Methodist exhorter. This led to ordination in the Methodist Episcopal church and he served various communities in New England. In . . . — Map (db m45375) HM
35South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — President Taft Comes to Deadwood
On October 21, 1911, U.S. President William Howard Taft delivered a 30 minute address from this location to a large crowd of spectators. President Taft's visit to Deadwood was one stop on a nationwide campaign tour across South Dakota and the . . . — Map (db m121000) HM
36South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Radial Brick Smokestack
This brick structure before you served as the foundation base and cleanout chamber that supported the 135-foot smokestack. Once part of the Burlington & Missouri Railroad Powerhouse complex, this brick feature was created in 1901 and helped supply . . . — Map (db m121060) HM
37South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Riches from Mud
Gold had to be removed from the ore (rock) brought out of the mine. Milling processes crushed the ore to the size of sand. Mercury, cyanide or heat then isolated the gold particles. Deadwood Gulch mill men used several methods, including . . . — Map (db m49650) HM
38South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Ride High, T.C., Ride High
Travis Calvin Holloway began his career as a professional cowboy in the family's living room near Eagle Butte, South Dakota, where he rode his first bucking horse - his brother Chuck. When Chuck would no longer unseat his younger sibling, their . . . — Map (db m45360) HM
39South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Saint Ambrose ParishFounded April 1877 — Oldest Parish in the Black Hills —
First Mass celebrated May 20, 1877 by Father John Lonergan 1st church building erected on Williams St. This present building erected 1936 — Map (db m121004) HM
40South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Second Deadwood Gold Discovery
Near this point in 1875 occurred the second of two initial gold discoveries in the Deadwood area. It was made by the Lardner party of eight prospectors, steered here by John B. Pearson, a man already familiar with Deadwood Gulch. Their "Discovery . . . — Map (db m34830) HM
41South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Serving the Black Hills
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 . . . — Map (db m36629) HM
42South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 12 — Sherman Street and the East Side
Deadwood developed along both sides of Whitewood Creek, forming the two main thoroughfares of Main and Sherman Street. In the 1880s the firms on Sherman tended to be small retail and service businesses. With the arrival of the railroads in the . . . — Map (db m49686) HM
43South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Spanish-American War Memorial
The bronze cannon above you, serial number #9220, was cast on May 7, 1862 at the Royal Foundry of Seville, Spain. This cannon was one of six "Cañones rayados cortos de a 12 centímetros,” or short cannon of twelve . . . — Map (db m121199) HM WM
44South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial
This Ten Inch Shell was Recovered from the Battleship U.S.S. Maine that was sunk in Havana Harbor, Cuba on February 15, 1898 and Presented to the City of Deadwood in May 1912. In Memory of the United States Sailors, . . . — Map (db m121200) WM
45South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Badlands
The "badlands," the lower end of Main Street in front of you, earned its reputation through its saloons, brothels, theaters, gambling halls, and opium houses, which provided rowdy entertainment for the largely male population. Out of this district . . . — Map (db m36560) HM
46South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 10 — The Fire of 1879
In the early morning hours of September 26, 1879, fire broke out at a bakery on Sherman Street. The fire spread quickly to Jensen and Bliss’s Hardware where it met eight kegs of gunpowder. The subsequent explosion caused the fire to sweep quickly . . . — Map (db m49671) HM
47South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Franklin’s Fine HomeDeadwood's Jewish American History
Harris Franklin, his wife Anna, and son Nathan arrived in Deadwood, Dakota Territory in 1877. A Jewish immigrant from humble beginnings, Harris Franklin earned his fortune through the wholesale liquor business and gradually diversified into cattle, . . . — Map (db m34144) HM
48South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — 11 — The Great Flood
“Prepare for the worst!” the telephone call from upstream warned. About that time Whitewood Creek, swollen from spring snow and rain, broke over its banks within Deadwood, carving a path of destruction. The creek which now flows under . . . — Map (db m49672) HM
49South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Presidential DistrictHistory Link: A Trail to Deadwood's Past
As South Deadwood expanded along Sherman Street in early 1876, log cabins and small frame houses appeared on the hillsides above the mining camp. A cemetery was quickly established on a hill deemed too far away from town to ever be developed. Soon . . . — Map (db m37097) HM
50South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Presidential DistrictHistory Link: A Trail to Deadwood’s Past — Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission —
As South Deadwood expanded along Sherman Street in early 1876, log cabins and small frame houses appeared on the hillsides above the mining camp. A cemetery was quickly established on a hill deemed too far away from town to ever be developed. Soon . . . — Map (db m49687) HM
51South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — The Smokestack - Reconstructed
In 2016 the Deadwood Historical Commission hired a local mason with expertise in historic masonry to reconstruct this section of the 135" B & M Powerhouse smokestack using radial brick collected on site. This section has a 9'-3" outside radius and . . . — Map (db m121063) HM
52South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Track or Trail: Sweat Equity Played a Role
It took about a thousand people just 255 days to build the 114-mile Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad between Edgemont and Deadwood using primitive methods. It took more than 15 years to complete the George S. Mickelson Trail on the . . . — Map (db m121056) HM
53South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Upper Main Street
Although the uphill side of Deadwood's Main Street seems like a natural area for development, the neighborhood didn't get its start until the turn of the century, thanks largely to two factors: gunpowder and the stubbornness of Deadwood's first . . . — Map (db m120997) HM
54South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Utility Building
Utility Building built by
U.S. Forest Service
and Works Progress Administration WPA Project Number 3617 Nineteen Thirty Nine — Map (db m132093) HM
55South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Waite Block Annex1899 — 19 Deadwood Street —
Architect O.C. Jewett built the Waite Block Annex as a two-story structure and immediately established his offices on the second floor. In 1901 The Wrought Iron Range Co. moved in to the first floor. A recessed entry between this building and the . . . — Map (db m49664) HM
56South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Wild Bill
Scout for the Pioneers Scout for the Union Army Marshall for Hay City Dodge City and Abeline Killed in Deadwood August 2, 1876 Buried on Mount Moriah 300 feet above this spot Presented to the City of Deadwood By George R. . . . — Map (db m26251) HM
57South Dakota (Lawrence County), Deadwood — Wild Bill Hickok
James Butler Hickok Gunfighter, Peace Officer, Gambler Born: May 27, 1837, Troy Grove, Illinois Died: August 2, 1876, Deadwood, Dakota Territory Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back while playing cards in a Deadwood saloon. He is . . . — Map (db m120094) HM
 
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