Deadwood 1876

Deadwood 1876 (HM29XT)

Location: Deadwood, SD 57732 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.623', W 103° 43.82'

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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 pine timber, now it extends nearly a mile along Deadwood and Whitewood and obtains nearly two thousand of the most energetic, driving people on the continent. Every branch of business is represented, ...houses are going up on every hand - immense [ox] trains are constantly arriving loaded with goods of all kinds."
Black Hills Pioneer, June 1876

Prior to 1881, what we now know as Deadwood was actually a collection of individual mining camps: Montana City, Fountain City, Cleveland, Ingleside, Elizabethtown, Chinatown, South Deadwood and Deadwood City. When the Dakota Territorial Legislature officially incorporated Deadwood as a city, these camps were combined into a single municipal government. Later, other camps and small hamlets were annexed into Deadwood including the small southern village of Pluma. Many of these old mining camp names are still in use today to describe some of Deadwood's residential neighborhoods.
HM NumberHM29XT
Placed ByThe Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 601147 N 4914536
Decimal Degrees44.37705000, -103.73033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.623', W 103° 43.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 37.38" N, 103° 43' 49.2" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)605
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 666 Upper Main St, Deadwood SD 57732, US
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