Old Deadwood Trail

Old Deadwood Trail (HM29CT)

Location: Fort Pierre, SD 57532 Stanley County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 22.191', W 100° 22.356'

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1876-1908

At this point freight from steamships coming up the Missouri River were unloaded onto ox drawn wagons for 200 miles round trip to Deadwood took 30 days.

This famous old trail 1876-1887 Northwestern Railway operated what they called the Bull Train. The 200 mile trip from Fort Pierre to Deadwood took 15 days.
20 ox pulled 3 wagons 20,000# freight or 1000# for each ox.
Traveled from 4am to 10am; rested and grazed til 4pm then went til dark.
Wagons & 200 ox made the complete Bull Train plus 50 extra head used as replacements
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HM NumberHM29CT
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Date Added Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 390638 N 4913868
Decimal Degrees44.36985000, -100.37260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.191', W 100° 22.356'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 11.46" N, 100° 22' 21.36" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 209 Hustan Ave, Fort Pierre SD 57532, US
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