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Historical Markers in Lead, South Dakota

 
Clickable Map of Lawrence County, South Dakota and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Lawrence County, SD (125) Butte County, SD (4) Meade County, SD (29) Pennington County, SD (73) Crook County, WY (45) Weston County, WY (17)  LawrenceCounty(125) Lawrence County (125)  ButteCounty(4) Butte County (4)  MeadeCounty(29) Meade County (29)  PenningtonCounty(73) Pennington County (73)  CrookCountyWyoming(45) Crook County (45)  WestonCounty(17) Weston County (17)
Deadwood is the county seat for Lawrence County
Lead is in Lawrence County
      Lawrence County (125)  
ADJACENT TO LAWRENCE COUNTY
      Butte County (4)  
      Meade County (29)  
      Pennington County (73)  
      Crook County, Wyoming (45)  
      Weston County, Wyoming (17)  
 
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1South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — 1912 Lead City Hall / Homestake General Offices
Lead's City Hall was located in this ornate building at 215 West Main Street from 1912 until 1938. The building originally housed the mayor's and treasurer's offices, the courtroom, jail, and judge's chambers. After construction of a new City Hall . . . Map (db m121489) HM
2South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Battery Locomotive — Homestake Mining District — Lead, South Dakota —
Battery locomotives were the work horse of locomotives used in the Homestake Mine. Every operating level had at least one locomotive and up to 4 or 5 locomotives. These locomotives hauled ore trains, miners to the work area, mechanics and . . . Map (db m121722) HM
3South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Christ Episcopal Church and Grier Statue
Lead's Episcopal congregation selected a site for a new church in July of 1896 and work was begun immediately. The Lead Call noted, "A more central and easily accessible location could not have been decided upon and when finished, . . . Map (db m121533) HM
4South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — City Hall and Masonic Temple
Lead's earliest city hall was located in the old business district, an area that was eventually lost due to ground subsidence. A new City Hall had then been constructed in 1912 on the corner of Main and Siever Streets and served the community until . . . Map (db m121499) HM
5South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Camp F-18 Savoy: located 2 mi W on FH222 at Rod & Gun Camp Companies: 756 -- 5/2/34 -10/15/34; 792 -- 5/15/35 - 10/17/35; 792 -- October 1940 - July 1941; summer 1941? The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal relief program during . . . Map (db m111548) HM
6South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Commonwealth Mine Stamp Mill
In the early days of mining stamp mills were used to crush the ore prior to gold recovery. A stamp mill is a very simple machine. The flywheel builds momentum to turn the cam. The cam lifts the stamps and then gravity drops them back down at a rate . . . Map (db m121493) HM
7South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Compressed Air Locomotive #9 — Homestake Mining District — Lead, South Dakota —
Homestake Mining Company Locomotive Number 9 was purchased in 1907 from the H.K. Porter Company of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. The H.K. Porter number for this locomotive was 3847. This locomotive is powered by compressed air. The capacity of the . . . Map (db m121593) HM
8South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Dakota Rebekah Lodge
Dakota Rebekah Lodge No. 1 First Rebekah Lodge chartered in Dakota Territory Jan 17, 1883 Lead South DakotaMap (db m123976) HM
9South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — From Ruts to Rails
Englewood, once called Ten Mile, began as a stop along the Cheyenne-Deadwood Stage. Every 10 miles along the route there was a stoop where horses could be changed and riders could rest. The town came to life when the railroad was built in . . . Map (db m168894) HM
10South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — George S. Mickelson Trail — Welcome to the Englewood Trailhead
Originally known as Ten-Mile ranch, this area served as a stagecoach stop on the Cheyenne to Deadwood trail in the 1870s. The name was changed to Englewood in 1891 when the railroad came through. It was easier for the telegraphers to tap out . . . Map (db m168893) HM
11South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Halloran Block
The Halloran Block was designed by City of Lead Architect J. A. Archibald and was completed for James Halloran in December, 1897. Mr. Halloran originally came to the Black Hills with the Custer Expedition of 1874. James Halloran was a prime mover . . . Map (db m121495) HM
12South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake Air Locomotive Number 35
Locomotive Number 35 was purchased in April, 1931 from the H.K. Porter Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was in service on the Homestake Tramway hauling ore from the Homestake shafts to the Homestake mills. This locomotive is . . . Map (db m121492) HM
13South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake Gas-Powered Locomotive
This gas-powered locomotive was operated as a tramway locomotive, hauling ore in the Trojan Mining District, west of Lead. The mines serviced by this locomotive were the Clinton, the Two Johns, and the Trojan. The ore from these mines was hauled to . . . Map (db m121506) HM
14South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake Hospital Site
Medical services at the Homestake Mining Company, one of the pioneers in the United States in the field of industrial health services, first began in 1877, when the company contracted with Dr. D. K. Dickinson to furnish medical and surgical . . . Map (db m121497) HM
15South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake One Ton, End Dump Ore Car
The one-ton ore cars were prevalent throughout the mining industry in the early Twentieth Century. These ore cars were small enough to be used in the smallest tunnels to haul rock from the production face to a dump point. Some dump points were over . . . Map (db m121494) HM
16South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake Open Cut Mine
This is Homestake's Open Cut Mine, one of the best known landmarks in the Black Hills. It is the site of the original discovery in 1876 of the Homestake claim, named for "making a man rich enough to make his home stake (enough money to return home . . . Map (db m34673) HM
17South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Homestake Slag Buggy
Slag buggies, cast at the Homestake Foundry, were used in two different processes at the Homestake Refinery. One process was receiving slag produced in the blast furnace process. The Homestake blast furnace process utilized a coke-fired furnace to . . . Map (db m121498) HM
18South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Man Car — Homestake Mine — Lead, South Dakota —
This man car was used by the Homestake Mining Company to transport men and equipment from the shafts to the mining areas. This man car has 18" gauge trucks (distance between wheels) that were used in the upper levels of the Homestake Mine. In . . . Map (db m121598) HM
19South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Man Car / Ambulance — Holy Terror Mine, Keystone Mining District — Keystone, South Dakota —
A man car is used in underground mining operations to transport miners to and from shafts to underground mining locations, traveling on a railroad. These man cars usually held eight miners, packed tightly with their equipment, tools and lunch pails. . . . Map (db m121594) HM
20South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Ore Cars — Bald Mountain Mine — Lead, South Dakota —
The Bald Mountain district, which includes the Portland area, is 3½ miles southwest of the Lead district. Claims were located in the Portland area in 1877, but early mining was handicapped by the highly refractory (difficulty) nature of the . . . Map (db m121597) HM
21South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Overshot Mucker — Trojan Mining Company — Lead, South Dakota —
The overshot mucker was a rail-mounted, rock excavation machine, operated by compressed air. This mucker was used to scoop up blasted, broken rock and throw it overhead into an ore car positioned behind the mucker. As the mucker advanced the mining . . . Map (db m121585) HM
22South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Pneumatic Rock Drill — (Jackleg Drill)
The pneumatic rock drill, also called a jackleg drill, was the most versatile rock drill used at the Homestake Mine and mines worldwide. This drill was used to drill holes that were then loaded with explosives for blasting and to drill holes that . . . Map (db m121595) HM
23South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Ray Davis and the Homestake Experiment
This "ring" is a surviving section of the 100,000-gallon cylindrical tank that Dr. Ray Davis installed at Homestake Mine's 4850 Level in 1965. For three decades, his neutrino experiment at Homestake opened up new windows into the workings of . . . Map (db m113150) HM
24South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Spargo Hoist & Sinking Bucket — Homestake Mining Company — Lead, South Dakota —
The Spargo Hoist was developed by a Homestake Mining Company engineer. This small, pneumatically operated hoist was used in many applications in the underground Homestake Mine. One of the uses was a sinking hoist; used by mining crews to mine a . . . Map (db m121584) HM
25South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Sweatman Art Memorial / Finnish Lutheran Church
This former Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church was built in 1889 by John Neimi and John Saari, and was located on Lot 11 East Main Street. It is significant as the only remaining institutional building which marks the history of the Finns in . . . Map (db m121532) HM
26South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — The First National (Norwest) Bank
Lead's first bank was founded in 1879 under the name of Samuel Wood & Co. and was later renamed Thum, Lake & Co. It became a state bank in 1883 under the name of the Lead City Bank, a name which was changed to the First National Bank in 1891, and . . . Map (db m121484) HM
27South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — The Glover House
The Glover House at 11 Glendale Drive, was built in 1899 as a Christmas gift from Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Christian Science Church, to her son George Washington Glover II. At the time of construction, the site was located outside of the city . . . Map (db m121481) HM
28South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — The Homestake Gold Mine and Open Cut
The Homestake lode, the basis for the great Homestake Mining Company, was discovered by Moses Manuel, who, with his brother Fred, had come to the Black Hills in 1875. The two brothers, along with Hank Harney, officially located the claim on April 9, . . . Map (db m34714) HM
29South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — The Homestake Opera House & Recreation Building
Built between 1912-1914 by the Homestake Mining Company, this $250,000 facility included not only a beautiful modern opera house with a seating capacity of over 1,000, but also a bowling alley, swimming pool, library, social rooms, and billiard and . . . Map (db m121500) HM
30South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — The Open Cut
The Open Cut was once a solid mountain on which Fred and Moses Manuel with Hank Harney located the original Homestake claim on April 9, 1876. It is estimated that up to 14 different mining companies removed 48 million tons of ore and waste from . . . Map (db m34674) HM
31South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — Thomas Johnston Grier
. . . Map (db m120088) HM
32South Dakota (Lawrence County), Lead — United States Post Office
Lead's Post Office, which had been located in the Hearst Mercantile Building on North Mill Street since 1897, moved into this imposing structure in 1912. Congress had appropriated money for the new post office several years earlier, but . . . Map (db m120056) HM
 
 
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Jul. 4, 2022