Cheyenne - Deadwood Trail

Cheyenne - Deadwood Trail (HM2AD)

Location: Newcastle, WY 82701 Weston County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 48.804', W 104° 6.52'

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Beaver Creek Station - Hank Masons Grave

The Cheyenne-Deadwood Trail, a heritage precious to state and nation, was used by gold seekers and Black Hills emigrants from 1876 to 1887. Crossing U. S. Highway 16 at this point, it followed Stockade Beaver Creek passing Beaver Creek Stage Station and winding on to Deadwood via Canyon Springs Stage Station near present Camp Mallo.

From the Beaver Creek Station, 13 miles north of here, searchers hunted for the treasure coach robbed at Canyon Springs in 1878. This robbery was the only successful raid on a Black Hills treasure coach.

Between Beaver Creek and Canyon Springs Station, in a deep canyon, lies the grave of an old buffalo hunter. The headstone reads: "Hank Mason killed by a bear 1893".
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HM NumberHM2AD
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 571685 N 4851533
Decimal Degrees43.81340000, -104.10866667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 48.804', W 104° 6.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 48' 48.24" N, 104° 6' 31.20" W
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Area Code(s)307, 605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5483-5499 US-16, Newcastle WY 82701, US
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