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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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