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Deadwood Gaming Turns 30 From Humble Beginnings to Big Business Schedule of Events Deadwood’s Gaming Future? Retail Revitalization Black Hills Trail System Map Ski Area Beckons Many Guests Snowshoeing. Try it. You’ll Like it. Black Hills Snowmobile Network Deadwood’s Guilty Pleasures Attractions Deadwood Word Search and Crossword Puzzle Meet the Legends Lodging, Gaming, and Dining Directories

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It was a long shot, but a local group with lots of gumption rolled the dice and took it. 30 years later, a crumbling town has been resurrected and thanks to legalized gaming, it is thriving.

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Through the

Story by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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he story of the impetus of Deadwood gaming started with a desperate, dying community that realized that expanding their tourism base with a radical plan was their best solution,” said Deadwood Gaming Association Executive Director Mike Rodman. “The tenacity of the Deadwood You Bet Committee to keep pushing forward until they were successful, igniting a national movement to legalize gaming is where it went.” Deadwood’s revitalization through gaming story started more than three decades ago. Faced with a crumbling infrastructure in a dying town, a group of local businesswomen and men decided to take the challenge of introducing a new industry to the area head-on and formed the Deadwood You Bet Committee, engaging in a pursuit to bring gaming to Deadwood. That core group of eight Deadwood You Bet Committee members was comprised of Tom Blair, Linda Blair, Bill Walsh, David Larson, Mary Dunne, Mike Trucano, Betty Whittingham, and Melodee Nelson. The group’s vision for Deadwood was for gaming to help, not only with economic development and

job creation, but also tying gaming tax proceeds to historic restoration and preservation to help with the town’s badly-needed infrastructure and building improvements. “It started as an idea presented to Deadwood’s then-mayor Tom Blair at a time that Deadwood was in serious financial trouble,” Rodman explained. “The Deadwood You Bet Committee approached the 1987 legislature with the idea of gaming and were told to go gather signatures if they wanted the voters to approve a constitutional change. They gathered those signatures by attending every parade and fair across South Dakota for 18 months, and it was placed on the 1988 ballot and approved by the voters with the caveat that the citizens of Deadwood must approve gaming by at least 60%, which they did in April of 1989.” Deadwood Gaming kicked off at high noon Nov. 1, 1989. Since that time, the industry has experienced both ups and downs, but has succeeded in remaining relevant to consumers by constantly innovating.

Years

1874

Custer leads an expedition to the Black Hills.

1875

John B. Pearson finds gold in “Deadwood Gulch.”

1876

Wild Bill is shot playing poker in Deadwood.

The Black Hills Pioneer newspaper publishes its first issue. It’s the first business West River Dakota Territory, and is still in operation today.

The Gold Rush brings gamblers and girls to Deadwood.

1877

Seth Bullock is appointed Sheriff of Deadwood by the Governor.

The Homestake Mining Company is incorporated, becoming the basis of the Hearst financial empire and sister city Lead’s largest employer for 125 years.

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1879

The Great Deadwood Fire destroys Main Street business district.

1881

Deadwood is incorporated as a city.

1882

A flood washes out Deadwood. The city rebuilds again, this time with the bricks and mortar still standing today.

1889 1890 0s

South Dakota receives its statehood.

Full-scale crusades against gaming begin in Deadwood. Poker Alice arrives in Deadwood. Anti-gambling legislation is being passed.

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A fire starts in a boarding house and destroys Deadwood’s business district.

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1907

Federal Courthouse and Post Office finished in Deadwood, opens to public. Deadwood’s streets are paved with bricks.

1908

Lawrence County Courthouse finished in Deadwood.

1913

Major gambling raid in Deadwood.

1919

Prohibition Act passed by U.S. government. Reformers attack gambling and prostitution establishments in Deadwood.

1920s

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Though gambling and drinking operate behind closed doors, prostitution establishments are still thriving illegally. Many of Deadwood’s historic Main Street structures undergo renovations, additions, or change the types of businesses they house. Many also change hands. Days of ‘76 begins in Deadwood. “The Spirit of Deadwood” historical pageant attracts President Calvin Coolidge to the Black Hills for vacation; 400,000 other tourists follow suit.

1928

Gov. Bulow pardons Poker Alice after she was convicted on a bootlegging charge. The governor was reluctant to send a “white haired old lady to prison.”

1929

Potato Creek Johnny is credited with finding one of the largest gold nuggets in the Black Hills, at more than 7 3/4 troy ounces.

1930

Prominent Deadwood citizen and former Mayor, W.E. Adams, builds the Adams Museum for an estimated $75,000 and donates it to the city as a tribute to Black Hills pioneers and in memory of his deceased first wife and two daughters.

1930s

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Deadwood’s historic buildings, the “Deadwood was fortunate that You Bet campaign message aided there were great state partners by the tragic Syndicate Fire that that helped Deadwood gaming be destroyed a prominent Main Street kicked off the right way,” Rodman building in December 1987. said. “Gov. (George S.) Mickelson’s “Since the legalization of limited first commission selection includstakes gaming ing Black Hills in Deadwood, businessman the industry has Chairman Chuck supported DeadLien was brilFrom the beginning, the vision wood’s historic liant as was their was for gaming to help save preservation choice of former Deadwood’s historic buildings. efforts,” said DCI agent Don Deadwood HistorGromer. We were ic Preservation also fortunate Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker. “The that Roger Tellinghuisen was the Attorney General that helped draft gaming tax revenue is the primary source of funds for the city of common sense regulations. Those Deadwood’s preservation efforts early days, there were many rules and without gaming, Deadwood changes and updates as we all tocould have been another Old West gether learned the business.” ghost town.” Innovations started first, with Caleb Arceneaux CEO of Liv increased bet limits, next with the Hospitality Group, which manages introduction of craps, keno, and the Tin Lizzie and Cadillac Jack’s roulette, and finally the newest complex said the evolution of the attempt to gain new market share Deadwood gaming market over – a bid for sports betting. the last 30 years shows a healthy “One of the keys to Deadwood’s success has been their relationship respect from the industry and the citizens of the State of South Dakowith the voters of South Dakota,” ta for the ever-changing consumer Rodman said. “Deadwood gaming appetite. has always been honest with the “I believe the future of Deadvoters and lived up to their promwood is bright and, as an evolving ises and the voters have rewarded destination gaming market, will that honesty with allowing the be of particular interest to multichanges Deadwood needs to stay ple generations moving forward,” competitive as an integrated gamArceneaux said. “This is evidenced ing destination.” by the significant investment in From the beginning, the vithe Deadwood community we have sion was for gaming to help save

Homestake Mining Company sinks the Ross and Yates shafts, expands the South Mill, undertakes a housing project in Lead and constructs the Kirk Power Plant.

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made over the years. I cannot wait to see what the next 30 years will bring!” As for the next 30 years, Rodman weighed in on what he feels will contribute to continued success. “Deadwood needs to be forward thinking and anticipate the changing customer demands and act on those to provide the products and services they are looking for,” Rodman said. “This means being proactive on legislative changes and encouraging reinvestment in both the public and private sectors.” Rodman said current plans for the 30th anniversary of Deadwood gaming include having the Deadwood Alive re-enactors recreate the Nov. 1 high noon gun shots that kicked off gaming and events at the new Outlaw Plaza to highlight this new phase of Deadwood’s ongoing development.

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1934

1935

Congress passes the Federal Gold Reserve Act of 1934, setting the price of gold at $35 an ounce. While the rest of the country is in a severe depression, Lead and Deadwood are booming. The Prohibition Act is repealed. Open gambling flourishes in Deadwood once again, along with prostitution.

DEADWOOD

G AMING: humble beginnings from to

BIG BUSINESS Story by Jaci Conrad Pearson

1940s

1941

Deadwood attempts to recreate its earlier historical image, as barn board covers fine Victorian details and wagon wheels and wooden canopies are attached to building fronts, sawdust is spread on the floors and kerosene lamps are hung from rafters. With many Main Street buildings remodeled during this decade, the city abandons its real history for one that might sell better.

Mount Rushmore is completed. U.S. enters WW II.

1935

Seaton Publishing purchases the Deadwood Pioneer-Times and the Lead Daily Call, combining the two and publishing them as one.

1947

Gambling officially ends in Deadwood.

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Deadwood Fire, Main Street

1950s Deadwood faces serious economic decline.

Deadwood’s brick streets are covered with asphalt. Summer tourism overwhelms the everyday commercial activities during the summer, with the nightly arrest of Jack McCall taking precedent over most other business activities.

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ue to technological advances, hitting a jackpot in Deadwood is no longer accompanied by the clatter of coins clanging in the tray, but 30 years of gaming in the gulch is still reason to make quite a bit of noise. Gaming revenues in Deadwood have grown from millions to a billion-dollar industry annually, impacting not only the area locally, but statewide. Since November 1989, Deadwood has seen roughly $23 billion in total gaming action, with $2.1 billion in adjusted gross revenues and $21 billion won by bettors, with $322 million in taxes distributed to state and local governments. Not bad, for a fledgling idea, strongly supported and ushered through the ranks, red tape, and ropes, by a small group of eight local businessmen and women called the Deadwood You Bet Committee. With roughly two months of play to tally at the end of 1989, Deadwood gaming opened its inaugural year with 437 machines and tables, 24 retailers reporting revenue, and a handle of $23.1 million. “There were people lined up shortly after the high noon kickoff of gaming on Nov. 1, 1989 to play the gaming devices,” said Deadwood Gaming Association Executive Director Mike Rodman. “Of course, those early numbers blew away all the experts’ predictions of gaming revenues.” Slot machines had coins going in and back out so quickly that machine owners resulted to hauling bags of coins in the open beds of pickups to refill machines that ran dry in the first days of gaming. With Deadwood gaming now easily bringing in more than $1 billion in annual handle and $100 million in revenues, the

latest Deadwood now has 3,010 machines and tables, and 26 retailers reporting revenue, and a handle of $118.3 million for the month of July alone. Deadwood You Bet Committee member Mike Trucano said legalized gambling has taken the town a long way in terms of economic vibrance. “It’s turned a lot of broken-down buildings into buildings that have a purpose, and it’s helped our community a lot by providing residents with programs that help them keep their houses safe and secure,” Trucano said. “As far as humble beginnings, in those early days the city infrastructure was so poor; on Saturday nights there was not enough water pressure to flush toilets on Main Street, which again the city’s bold action to bond and develop the infrastructure quickly was such an important factor in Deadwood’s development,” said Rodman, who attributes the industry’s success to the natural beauty of the area and Deadwood’s rich history. But there’s more to the equation. “A strong South Dakota Commission on Gaming, who from the beginning vowed to keep Deadwood gaming ‘squeaky clean,’” Rodman added. “And Deadwood’s designation as a National Historic Landmark, which set the guidelines for the Historic Preservation’s partnership with Deadwood Gaming, funded through gaming tax proceeds.” Rodman said in the early days of gaming, Deadwood officials made some wise decisions to bond and heavily invest in Deadwood’s future with a complete revamp of Deadwood’s historic Main Street. “Another important early decision

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was those early gaming entrepreneurs banding together and forming a business improvement district (BID) to tax themselves and match those funds with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission funds to create the initial chamber marketing funds, along with incredible private investments in Deadwood.” He said Deadwood gaming operators have invested approximately $350 million in infrastructure in Deadwood and Deadwood gaming tax revenues fund about 30% of the state tourism budget. Casinos employ more than 1,200 employees with a payroll compensation package in wages, tips and benefits of over $46 million dollars. Rodman pointed to the ever-quicken ever-quickening pace of technology and the changes it has brought to the industry over the last three decades. “The slot machines on the Deadwood gaming floors today are vastly different and more complex

than those of 30 years ago,” Rodman said. “The customers quickly adapt to new gaming products and are quicker to demand that Deadwood offer those new products that other jurisdictions offer.” There are currently 13 gaming establishments and 13 routed slot operations in Deadwood and while there were more in the beginning, several changes over the years have whittled away at the numbers. “Slow revenue growth has facilitated the evolution of the Main Street gaming properties back to more retail establishments, which has hurt our Main Street with some shuttered properties in the short term,” Rodman said. “The Main recStreet Initiative Committee hopes to rec tify this with more year-round activities, bolstered by a community gathering space called the Outlaw Square.” That said, Rodman feels the development of most casino properties to include lodging has been an important step forward for the industry. “This has allowed Deadwood to accommodate more visitors and to become the visitor’s ‘base camp’ for their entire Black Hills stay,” Rodman said. “It has helped diversify Deadwood to develop more entertainment, dining and shopping options.” Deadwood was fortunate to see visitation

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1950s

Fires Ravage Deadwood 1951

Dec. 22: A half block on Main Street is destroyed January: Fire wipes out city hall and all its records

1954

February: Remaining theater, two more business buildings destroyed

1955

January: Two city warehouses and all of the city’s heavy street and water department equipment lost to fire

1959

1:10 p.m., Sept. 8, Hillcrest Manor: Major Deadwood fire begins, later forcing evacuation of the town. Fire burns 4,501 acres of land, is considered “dead” 15 days later.

A 273 acre fire also begins at Nemo during course of the major fire.

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1960s

A major project for Deadwood in this decade is the construction of a new highway through the city. The first phase, from Pine Street to Lee Street, was completed in 1965 and the second phase, from Lee to Lower Main Street, was finished in 1968, at a total cost of over $2 million.

1964

The entire city of Deadwood is designated as a National Historic Landmark and is placed on the federal and state registers of historic places.

1965

On May 14, a major flood ravages the communities of Deadwood and Spearfish; it is the worst natural disaster to threaten the town of Deadwood since the fire of 1959. Thirty-four inches of snow, followed by seven inches of rain resulted in $4 million in damage to Deadwood.

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1970s

Deep-level development of the Homestake Mine continues with two new undergound shafts sunk, now reaching the 8,000 foot level.

1980

On May 21, Deadwood’s last remaining brothel, Pam’s Purple Door, is shut down by the state’s attorney’s office and the feds.

1986

The Deadwood You Bet Committee is formed.

1987

The first attempt of the Deadwood You Bet Committee to get legalized gambling on the legislative ballot is unsuccessful. Preparations are made to propose a constitutional amendment legalizing gaming in Deadwood. The 35,000 signature petition drive begins en masse. Deadwood’s Historic Preservation Commission is established. Dec. 15, syndicate block fire burns through Deadwood’s business district and later becomes the impetus for bringing legalized gaming to Deadwood.

1988

Constitutional amendment legalizing limited-stakes gaming in Deadwood passes through a state-wide vote in the November election.

1989

Nov. 1 marks the first day of legalized limited-stakes gaming in Deadwood.

2000

South Dakota establishes a $100 bet limit.

2012

The state increases the bet limit to $1,000.

2014

Voters approve a change in the state constitution, adding Keno, Craps, and Roulette to the gaming lineup.

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rise after the popular HBO series Deadwood aired. “The DGA has also worked to provide the gaming opportunities visitors to Deadwood ask for with increased bet limits and additional gaming options like craps and roulette,” Rodman said. A $100 bet limit initiated measure was passed in 2000; a $1,000 bet limit was passed by the legislature in 2012; and an initiated measure that allowed for the addition of craps, keno, and roulette passed in 2014. The Deadwood You Bet Committee’s success in launching what, at the time, was only the third legalized gaming jurisdiction in the country, is a testament to the change a handful of motivated, focused individuals can make. At the same

time the group’s efforts saved Deadwood, they unwittingly launched a gaming revival across the United States that now encompasses 48 states. But in order to stay relevant and robust, Deadwood gaming must continue to grow and change, reflecting customer needs and wants. “As we see consumer tastes and demands evolve over the years, so have our properties. The days of focusing solely on a great casino experience are gone and must be replaced with what consumers desire,” said Caleb Arceneaux, CEO of Liv Hospitality Group, which manages the Tin Lizzie and Cadillac Jack’s complex. “Gaming is no longer special in and of itself. The proliferation of the gaming across the country via state-run lottery, Indian gaming and commercial gaming has diluted the industry to such a degree that consumers can literally find casino offerings within minutes of their neighborhood. In order to create an experience that is commensurate with changing consumer tastes, we have taken measures to evolve our product through renovation and will continue to pursue the most relevant and attractive product and service for our guests. It is quite remarkable to consider how far the Deadwood gaming market has come in the last 30 years and if we are to remain relevant and successful, we all must continue to remain agile in the ever-changing, dynamic gaming industry.”

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SCHEDULE of EVENTS FALL—WINTER 2019—2020 WILD WEST OCTOBER SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL 10 11 OKTOBERFEST 4-5 Join us as we celebrate Oktoberfest in the Wild West. Enjoy live German music at the PolkaFest, the annual Tour de Oktoberfest, free food, dancing, the famous Wiener Dog Races, and Beer Barrel Games.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

4-5, PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION ADAMS HOUSE 11-12, 18-19

OF THE

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6 p.m. | 7:30 p.m. | 9 p.m. | 10:30 p.m. Join Black Hills Paranormal Investigations for an exclusive 90 minute tour of one of Deadwood’s most haunted sites. Learn the history behind the darker stories and search for ghostly activity using authentic paranormal investigation equipment. Admission charged with t-shirt included. Age restrictions apply. Psychic readings with Heart & Soul Healing Arts available following each tour in the gentleman’s smoking room for a fee. Advanced reservations are required.

20 of the top songwriters and artists come to Deadwood to share their music and their stories. The event features free informal performances at various locations in Deadwood throughout the day, and ticketed concerts in the evening. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

17 QUEEN MACHINE

8 p.m. | Queen Machine is one of Scandinavia’s most popular bands and has often been hailed as one of the best tribute bands in Europe.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

COME THE MUMMIES 18 HERE

8 p.m. | Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5,000 year-old Egyptian Mummies.

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SCHEDULE EVENTS of

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NOVEMBER

16 DEADWOOD’S BIG WHISKEY

Make plans for the 7th annual Monster Ball on Friday with a live band, dancing, and prizes; and the annual Costume Contest on Saturday with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes for the best costumes. Come in costume or just come to watch — it is quite the sight!

You will have the opportunity to sample the top Irish, Scotch, and Bourbons, enjoy a signature cocktail at each location, and learn from top whiskey representatives. Registration will be from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Saloon #10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 800-344-8826. Participation is limited.

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OAK RIDGE BOYS CHRISTMAS SHOW 16 THE

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DIAMOND RIO

8:30 p.m. | Formed in 1989 in Nashville, Tenn., Diamond Rio recently released their tenth studio album.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

NOVEMBER

8 HAIRBALL

8 p.m. | Hairball is a rock & roll event you won’t forget, with a 2+ hour mind-bowing, drop-dead accurate homage to some of the biggest arena acts in the world. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

9 CHARLEY PRIDE

8 p.m. | Self-taught on a guitar bought at age 14, Pride would join various bands on stage as he roved the country as a baseball player with the NAL’s Memphis Red Sox.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

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VETERAN ’ S APPRECIATION WEEKEND

Deadwood Salutes our Veterans.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

15-17 ‘BRIGHTON BEACH MANOR’ The Gold Camp Players present their fall production, an adult comedy play by Neil Simon. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online.

Event information: Historic Homestake Opera House

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8 p.m. | The Oak Ridge Boys have a very distinctive sound, with four-part harmonies and upbeat songs. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

17 AARON LEWIS

8 p.m. | Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live shows, and Outlaw Country Tunes, Aaron Lewis is back with a new album, “State I’m In.”

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

22 CHEECH & CHONG

8 p.m. | Richard “Cheech” Marin and Tommy Chong helped define an era with their hilariously irreverent satirical counter-culture no holds barred comedy routines. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

23 BLACKHAWK

8 p.m. | For over 20 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, songs, and fans. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

NOV. 29 HO - HO —DEC. 25 HOLIDAY HORSESHOES A holiday retail shopping scavenger hunt.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

30 WILLIAMS & REE

8 p.m. | A music and comedy duo from the Dakotas, Williams & Ree bring a message of love and harmony, with an underlying note of deceit and debauchery.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

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DECEMBER 4-5 FESTIVAL OF TREES

This vintage holiday celebration is full of food, music, auctions, and of course, Santa.

Event information: Historic Homestake Opera House

FEBRUARY 2020 21-22 MARDI GRAS WEEKEND

Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras party north of the Bayou! Come for a weekend full of free food, a parade, parties, and live music. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

FROM 6 COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING 22 THUNDER DOWN UNDER All are welcome to join this free, family-friendly event of holiday activities downtown Deadwood.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

13-14 KRIS KRINGLE MARKET An outdoor market with numerous vendors.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

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BLACK HILLS COWBOY CHRISTMAS

2 p.m. | Matinee show Saturday and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. | Saturday show with country music dance by The Wilt Brothers and members of the cast. Event information: Historic Homestake Opera House

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8 p.m. | A phenomenal instrumentalist, Kenny G is listed at the top of contemporary jazz charts and has become a staple on adult contemporary and smooth jazz stations.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

JANUARY 2020 10-11 RED DIRT FESTIVAL

Event organizers are eager to bring back two incredible days of music featuring Casey Donahew, Aaron Watson, Parker McCollum, Chris Colston, Tyler Booth, and Kenny Feilder.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

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DEADWOOD SNOWMOBILE RALLY

Join the fun of the Pro Snocross racing... with a little extra! Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

DEADWOOD SNOCROSS SHOWDOWN 24-25 ISOC

Professional Snowmobile Races. More than 150 of the top professional Snocross racers will descend on the historic town’s Deadwood Event Center for a weekend of high-flying, high-speed, high-octane snowmobile racing. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

25 K-9 KEG PULL

11 a.m. registration | 1 p.m. race start All canines are invited to test their muscles on the snowy cobblestones of Deadwood Main Street. Dogs will wear a harness attached to an appropriately sized keg; the fasted dogs in each class win! Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

8 p.m. | Australia’s Hottest Export hits the stage showing off chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist! Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

23 CHOCOLATE & WINE STROLL

Enjoy a Saturday of wine and chocolate while you shop at participating businesses in Deadwood. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

MARCH 2020

7 FITZ & THE TANTRUMS

8 p.m. | The Los Angeles-based band has been known for platinum-selling No. 1 alternative radio hits, and more recently, the song “HandClap.” Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center

13-14 ST. PATRICK’S WEEKEND

Celebrate St. Paddy’s in the Wild West with a pub crawl, the Leprechaun Olympics, a parade, and music. Deadwood’s Pub Crawl, with over 3,000 participants annually, will be held on Saturday, March 14. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

APRIL 2020 3-4 FORKS, CORKS, & KEGS

Sample a variety of food, beer, and wine from all across the country as well as your Black Hills favorites at various venues across town during this annual festival.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

For more information about events, please contact the event host. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 501 Main St., Deadwood 605-578-1876 • 1-800-999-1876 • www.deadwood.com Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood 605-559-0386 • www.deadwoodmountaingrand.com Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood 605-722-4800 • www.deadwoodhistory.com Historic Homestake Opera House 3013 W. Main St., Lead 605-584-2067 • www.homestakeoperahouse.org

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Deadwood’s gaming future?

getting

SPORTS BETTING BALLOT on the

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Story by Jaci Conrad Pearson

he potential for putting a cool $100 on who wins the coin toss for the Superbowl just may be a little bit closer, as the South Dakota legislature will likely hear from the gaming industry once more regarding legalized sports betting in Deadwood and a request to be placed on the November 2020 ballot. “The DGA is again planning on approaching the legislature to have the sports betting initiative placed on the 2020 ballot for the voters to decide,” said Mike Rodman, executive director of the Deadwood Gaming Association. “With Iowa recently starting sports betting, Montana approved to come on line shortly, and Colorado approved … it is clear that for Deadwood to stay relevant as a gaming destination in

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the region, we must be able to offer those gaming options that our visitors are currently enjoying elsewhere.” Betting on sports occurs, just under the radar of state regulators. “Reports show the amount of tax revenue generated from sports betting will be around $185,000 annually,” said Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lee Harstad. “However, it will also add to Deadwood’s overall tourism product and result in positive benefits in other sectors, as well.” Gaming has been good for Deadwood’s economy, transforming the town with a failing infrastructure in the 1980s into a premier tourist destination today, with about $100 million in casino revenue generated annually from the 26 casinos lining the streets. Gaming officials believe adding sports betting to be a good wager. “Using Las Vegas stats, (betting on sporting events) is about 1.5% of total casino gaming revenues, so in Deadwood’s $100 million annual market, we might be able to generate $1.5 million in casino win annually,” said Rodman. In 2014, South Dakota voters approved a change to the state’s constitution allowing keno, craps, and roulette be added to Deadwood’s gaming lineup. Those games were placed on the casino floors on July 1, 2015, and resulted in about 10% of the table revenue – about $10 million. Rodman believes Deadwood would see similar gains with the addition of sports betting, as well as additional spending. “This would result in more hotel stays, retail sales, and food and beverage sales. We see the traditionally off-season time periods positively impacted by events like the Super Bowl, March Madness, and the World Series,” Rodman said. “Deadwood needs to continue to grow as a visitor destination that has an enormous impact on the Northern Hills and all of South Dakota’s tourism industry. Betting on sporting events gives us just one more option to attract additional visitors.” Caleb Arceneaux, Liv Hospitali-

ty CEO, said wagering on sporting events will certainly help maintain Deadwood’s relevance as a destination gaming market. “The proliferation of sports wagering across the country will force any legitimate, competing gaming market to adopt this game type to stay competitive,” Arceneaux said. “That is all we are asking the voters of the state to do — allow an additional game type to an already established and regulated gaming jurisdiction in the state. It really is a product development effort to help maintain Deadwood’s relevance as a gaming destination.” Rodman recognized that not all casinos would offer the expansion. “Perhaps only a handful of gaming properties will want to make the investment for betting on sporting events, but they would keep Deadwood a competitive gaming destination as we know surrounding states are currently exploring adding sports betting, including North Dakota, Colorado, and Iowa,” Rodman said. “Sports betting in Deadwood would provide a legal, safe, regulated environment for those South Dakotans who enjoy betting on sporting events.” A measure proposing that South Dakota voters should decide on legalizing sports betting in Deadwood is expected to be debated during the 2020 legislative session. If approved, the measure would be on the statewide ballot. Rodman said backers will exhaust their legislative options before gathering signatures to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. If supporters don’t find luck at the Capitol, then they would have to collect nearly 34,000 signatures to put the measure to a statewide vote. In South Dakota, the Legislature can place a constitutional change before voters or amendment supporters can gather names. Petitions are due in November. If approved by voters, sports betting would be authorized at Deadwood, as well as Native American, casinos.

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f you think you’ve noticed a few more retail shops spring up in Deadwood, you noticed right. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lee Harstad said there are more than three dozen shops to fill a shopper’s bill, with the retail sector continuing to grow as more and more businesses become active in town, taking an ownership role in the overall success of Deadwood. “The Deadwood Chamber currently has nearly 40 members that are in the retail category. The retail category consists of a variety of experiences, including spas, flower shops, jewelers, art galleries, furniture, gifts, off-road vehicles, motorcycles and parts, antiques, chocolatiers, tobacconists, breweries, wineries and of course clothing and accessories,” Harstad said. “Over the past few years, this category has grown considerably.” What may be an indicator of retail shop success in Deadwood is a steady increase in sales tax over the past few years. “In 2017, sales tax was up 4.87% over 2016 and in 2018, sales tax was up 7.09% over 2017,” Harstad said. “Fiscal year 2019 versus 2018 was up 2.06%. We do have specific marketing campaigns that run that talk about retail and are retail-based. It’s helping to get the word out. We can tell by the increase in sales tax and the amount of shopping bags we see.” Clothing retailer Carol Tellinghuisen, fully focused on increasing retail offerings in what was formerly casino-domi-

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nated Deadwood, first opened a boutique called The Pink Door on Main Street more than a decade ago and when it was wildly successful, later set about opening a second locale. “I opened up in Deadwood about 10 years ago,” Tellinghuisen explained. “First, in the loft space of Hickoks, then I moved down and rented from Miss Kitty’s, then bought all three buildings there.” After experimenting with running a bar and restaurant in the buildings, trying an all-inclusive facility concept, Tellinghuisen returned to her retail roots. Although retail existed in Deadwood at the time Tellinghuisen gave The Pink Door a try, it largely consisted of a different mix than what she envisioned. “I think that I just brought something unique,” she said. “There was just a lot of t-shirts and touristy items, which are great, but I thought I wanted to add something like a little bit higher priced that would appeal to a bigger variety of people than just the tourists. I kind of went with Deadwood not having any retail stores at the time.” Capitalizing on a combination of two popular styles, Tellinghuisen is known for bringing on the bling in Deadwood and, with a huge offering of cowboy boots, is the authorized Corral and Old Gringo boots dealer in the Northern Hills. “I felt it was a good opportunity to showcase kind of a western bo-ho contemporary crossover between rock and roll and western and throwing in some contemporary,” Tellinghuisen said. “I

always specialized in bling and people thought I was crazy when I was bringing in bling. Just the other day, someone said, ‘I have to admit, I didn’t think you had a snowball’s chance in hell of making it in Deadwood.’ And they said they were pleasantly surprised when people loved it.” So what does Tellinghuisen credit her success to? “I think that probably the biggest thing is I’m a shopaholic myself, so I’m

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constantly searching for the latest and greatest stuff,” she said. “I love the fact that since I’ve opened, other people have come in selling clothing, too. The more people that come in, the more people that come in to shop Deadwood. All these people have offered something different, yet we can all work together to get people to come from other cities and people feel its worth their drive to Deadwood. Honestly, from what I’ve seen, business is better with more in town.” Also helping instill importance in retail offerings is the Deadwood Main Street Initiative (MSI). “That committee has immensely helped in making it more inviting for businesses,” Harstad said. “Anything as small as having flowers on Main Street, the butt brigade cigarette but clean-up, a little of that goes a long ways and other businesses, they take note,” Harstad said.

Harstad said the reason these types of shops have been opening up is tied to the success of gaming — nationwide. “Deadwood has been evolving since 1876, and continues to find its niches. Casino gaming is a big reason for Deadwood’s present-day success,” he said. “The town had eco-

nomic hurdles to endure, and the advent of gaming in 1989 paved the way for a positive future economically. Back then, gaming was a rarity, with Deadwood only one of three jurisdictions in the country with casinos. It proved Continued on page 18

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very successful, as many of Deadwood’s buildings were able to be restored and remain economically viable because of these gaming revenues through historic preservation.” Deadwood’s legislative efforts to legalize gambling in town helped put gaming on the map for a number of other organizations and municipalities, too, he said. “Because of that, gaming grew nationwide, to the point where casinos are commonplace,” Harstad said. Deadwood remains competitive through efforts to raise bet limits, bring new games to town, construction of new facilities, Harstad said. “The expansion of casino gaming nationwide also resulted in business and community leaders working to find additional niches to keep visitors coming. One of these niches is retail, and retail continues to strengthen Deadwood’s economy. When the shift in gaming occurred, some buildings, including some on Main Street, were vacant — and retail came in and did its part to save the day.” As a result, the introduction of more retail is an integral part of the chamber’s business plan for Deadwood. “The Deadwood Chamber and Visitors Bureau strives to help businesses succeed. It’s our job to promote all aspects of Deadwood to potential visitors from around the country and world, and

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to foster a lively business climate to allow businesses to do just that. We do this in a number of ways, not only through our extensive trade and consumer marketing campaigns but also by putting on some of the largest events in the region. Having a wide range of activities for our guests to participate in, whether it’s museums, attractions, gaming, recreation, history, shopping, events or anything in between, is best for everyone. The more items that can be added to a guest’s itinerary, the better.” Harstad said that shopping may be first on the list for some visitors, but not on any

list for some that come into Deadwood city limits, but Deadwood has a tremendous selection of retail stores. “Either way, visitors are pleased with what Deadwood offers its shopping clientele. Some guests have stores that are on their must-stop list each time they come to town, while others inadvertently find themselves in a store and immediately become a fan,” Harstad said. “Deadwood offers something for everyone, and the more options we can roll out to our visitors the better all businesses will be.”

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When in Deadwood, why not stay in a Grand Historic Hotel? Three great examples of history reborn are The Historic Bullock Hotel, The Iron Horse Inn & Suites, and Hickock’s Hotel & Suites

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erry Peak Ski Area, located near Lead, serves as a winter destination for downhill enthusiasts from around the region. Terry Peak, topping out at 7,100 feet features five lifts. Gold Express, Kussy Express, and Surprise Express are highspeed quad. The Stewart Lift is a triple-chair lift, and the Snow Carpet is a surface lift on the beginners’ slope. Terry Peak also offers the highest lift service between the Rockies and the Alps. Almost 30 trails cater to skiers of all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Snowmaking equipment can produce enough to cover about 60 percent of the mountain with man-made power in case of a lean winter. Stewart Lodge and Nevada Gulch Lodge each house a bar, as well as a cafeteria. A rental department inside the Stewart Lodge offers ski and snowboard rentals. The snowboarding terrain park is located on Snow Storm and is accessible by the Surprise Express. Snow Sports School staff consists of highly trained members. Ski lessons are available

for individuals aged 4 and up. Snowboards lessons are available for those aged 7 and up. Terry Peak’s origins date back to 1936. The Bald Mountain Ski Club used a rope tow on Stewart Street to give individuals a ride to top. The start of World War II cut this activity short, as several club members were drafted and assigned into the 10th Mountain Division. The Black Hills Chairlift Company was formed in 1952, and a wooden chairlift was installed. Black Hills Chairlift did business as Terry Peak Ski Area as a summer chairlift ride only. Terry Peak first operated as a ski area during the winter of 1954. A ski season normally begins the first weekend in December. It runs through the last weekend of March or the first weekend in April. To reach Terry Peak Ski Area, go south on Highway 85 at Lead and turn right at the Terry Peak billboard. Visit the website terrypeak.com for more information including rates for equipment rental, hours of operation, and ticket prices.

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hat if someone told you that you could take up a brand new sport that you’ll likely fall in love with, risk free with no initial monetary investment, and with no special skills required? Whether you’re a first-time snowshoer or a seasoned veteran, the Black Hills delivers when it comes to this fast-growing snow sport segment. The best part is, there’s really no reason to say no because in these parts, South Dakota Game, Fish, & Parks takes care of snowshoers, providing free snowshoes to borrow for the asking. Now the question becomes, why not? “If you’ve never done it before, snowshoeing is just like walking. If you can walk, you can snowshoe,” said Dana Garry-Reiprich, Mickelson Trail manager, for the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks. “The joy of snowshoeing is that you can snowshoe wherever there is snow. You can be in your back yard. You can be in the forest.”

And, of course, you can take to the Mickelson Trail, a highly sought-after destination for those in the snow. “In my opinion, snow shoeing is very popular,” Garry-Reiprich said. “We’ve got 100 pairs of snow shoes to lend out and 60 to 80 pairs are out on any given weekend.” Garry-Reiprich hosts snowshoe walks for those who would like to snowshoe in the company of others. Tentative dates for 2020 are Jan. 1, Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, and Feb. 22. “Typically, they’re held at 1 p.m. And between 40 and 60 people attend,” Garry-Reiprich said. “The sites are to be determined. Depending on where the best snow is, that’s where we hold the walk.” Check Facebook for last-minute changes or any other information. Garry-Reiprich begins the walks by making sure everyone has the right fit, with comfort an important part of making any snowshoe adventure enjoyable. “Snowshoe fit begins by weight,” she said. “Then we put the straps over the shoes you’re wearing. I can fit children as young as two to three and folks as old as 100 years. A good choice for footwear is an insulated, waterproof boot. Tennis shoes are bad for the simple fact that you’ll have wet, cold feet by the time you return because they’re not insulated and they’re not waterproof.” For a proper fit, place the ball of your foot over the two screws in front of the snow shoes, right over your grips. That said, the best way to dress for snowshoeing is in layers. “You might start out cold, but the minute you start working, you don’t

want to start sweating,” Garry-Reiprich said. “You don’t want to start sweating, so you can take those layers off as you go and you won’t get chilled when you get back.” Garry-Reiprich said that the best snow depth for snowshoeing is between 12 and 18 inches. “But you can do it with as little as two to three inches of snow, so that is more like walking,” she said. “The Mickelson Trail at the Inglewood Trailhead is non-motorized year round. You only share 15 miles of the entire trail with snowmobiles. From Dumont, south to Edgemont is non-motorized.” One of the most surprising and best parts of snowshoeing is the calorie burn those who indulge in the sport will experience. “If you’re in deep snow, you can burn a crazy amount of calories,” Garry-Reiprich said. “A moderate walk on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon? I always tell people, you’ll burn twice as many calories as walking.” The best place to snowshoe? “Anywhere on the Mickelson Trail or anywhere in the forest,” Garry-Reiprich said. “The Northern Hills are better than the Southern Hills.” So why try this most enjoyable, fast-growing snow sport? “It’s easy. It’s cheap. And anyone can do it,” Garry-Reiprich said. “It doesn’t require any special skill sets. We have snowshoes for checkout that don’t cost anything.” For a list of area trails or more information on borrowing snow shoes from GF&P or to make reservations for a Snowshoe Walk, call (605) 584-3896.

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inter in the Black Hills means many visitors will traverse the 350-mile Black Hills snowmobile trail network. It features parking, pit stops, and warming shelters and is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 riding places. Very few locations are unavailable for riding, but there are four restricted areas: wildlife winter ranges/habitat, private property, cross country skiing complexes, and active logging areas. Some trails lead up through deep canyons, weave through pine forests, and ascend to summit lookouts. Others open onto untracked meadows and play areas. Full-time staff grooms the trails nightly. Snow and trail conditions are available by calling the South Dakota SnoWats phone service at 1-800445-3474. Trails officially open Dec. 15 and will stay open through March 31. Crews do not groom the trails until at least 12 inches of snow are on the ground. Grooming stops after March 31. South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks district park manager Shannon Percy said snowmobilers may still ride on Black Hills National Forest land after that date, but agreements with private landowners expire. Northern routes along the system tend to have the most snow. The southern areas near Moon (close to Hill City) also boast quite a bit of snow. Percy said the trails would

feature one very minor reroute this season due to logging activities. He encourages all snowmobilers to pick up a current map, which is free and available at trailheads and vendors listed on the maps. Several local retailers offer snowmobile rentals. Local snowmobile service and guides are also available. Snowmobile licenses may be purchased at any county treasurer’s office. A resident license costs $10 per year, with a temporary five-day permit costing $40. The permits are available at the Black Hills Trails office and vendors listed on the maps. Numbers from the 2018-19 season are not available. However, Percy said they showed an increase from the previous season. That information is used for things like determining which trailheads receive the most use and evaluating grooming cycles. Non-resident snowmobiles that are validly licensed in another state may be legally operated in South Dakota. Residents and non-residents may purchase a special five-day temporary permit for unlicensed snowmobiles. This permit is available online and at many trailside vendors. A motorcycle may be converted to fit the definition of a snowmobile. This permit costs $20 and is valid from Dec. 1 through March 31. Call the Black Hills Trails Office at (605) 584-3896 to purchase a pass.

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From its earliest days as a gold-mining camp, Deadwood has always been a place where men and women could come to seek their fortune; or at least, a hell of a good time. After a long, hard day panning for gold in Deadwood Gulch or digging away in the mines, the prospectors of old could stop in at any one of the many saloons and dance halls lining Deadwood’s Main Street to Sip, Smoke, Savor, and marvel at the many Spectacles the frontier town had to offer. From the original cast of characters still here in spirit to the new personalities that guarantee a memorable visit, the true “Wild West” history of Deadwood lives on. Continued on page 26

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Deadwood was built on the backs of hard working men and women who poured all their skills and guile into doing whatever it took get the job done; and when the day’s work was finally finished, they’d pony up to their watering hole of choice and wash away their troubles with their favorite adult beverage. Although

the rotgut whiskey shots served up by handlebar mustachioed barkeeps have given way to expertly mixt cocktails, eager imbibers can still Sip their way through time and explore the unique history every tavern in town has to share. From martini bars to wine tastings and locally brewed craft beers — Sip your favorite beverage of choice served at varivari ous locations throughout town.

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Deadwood has something for everyone, and chances are whatever your thing is, it would be enhanced with a good cigar. Traditionally seen as primarily a male hobby, at least one famous Deadwood lady knew the value of a good smoke — Poker Alice Ivers was a mainstay at the Deadwood poker tables and was rarely seen without her signature stogie. Even though the seedy saloons, hazy with thick and pungent clouds of tobacco smoke, have been transformed

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into smoke-free honkytonk style bars and jumping night clubs, paspas sionate puffers can still enjoy a Smoke as they mosey up and down Main Street, or fire up a specialty cigar at the only indoor smoking lounge in Deadwood.

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SAVOR Deadwood was flooded with homesteaders from all over the world looking to seek their fortune, be it through hard, honest work, or less scrupulous means. These men and women brought with them dreams of striking it rich and settling in the great unknown west; they also brought the food culture from their

native lands, and in so doing, added to the richness of the Black Hills. Without the unseemliness of having their meals quartered and skinned out in the open air of Deadwood’s thoroughfare, discerning dinners can still Savor a sensational selection of specialty foods and sweet treats that can only be found in the Black Hills. Whether you are looking for family dining, a buffet, steakhouse, pizza, or specialty treat you can find it all downtown.

SPECTACLE Deadwood has never had a problem providing its visitors with all the entertainment they could want. Saints and sinners alike can find what they’re looking for on the cobblestone streets of this wild and wooly town. While the bawdy saloon girls no longer hang in the

doorways, beckoning prospectors into the gambling halls to spend their hard-earned money on all manner of rowdy entertainments, those looking for a good time can still find themselves drawn into the Spectacle of Deadwood’s casinos and concert halls, always brimming with world class shows and games of chance. Visit one of the many museums, brothels, or haunted spots in town; step into the past and experience gold panning like prospectors; or grab an old time photo keepsake.

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WINE & CHOCOLATE STROLL February 15

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND February 21 & 22

ST. PATRICK’S PUB CRAWL March 13 & 14

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This former 1898 Victorian brothel, bar and gambling hall offers ghost/paranormal tours integrated with historical perspectives related to its violent and colorful past to its present-day hauntings and are a historically accurate experience for the entire family.

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Mt. Moriah Cemetery 2 Mt. Moriah Rd., Deadwood

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The Mt. Moriah Cemetery was established in 1878, because of the ever-increasing demands on the Ingleside Cemetery, which was down the hill. Mt. Moriah has numerous sections: Chinese, Jewish, Masonic, Potters Fields and Civil War Veterans section called War Memorial.

Some of the well-known residents are: James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, John “Potato Creek Johnny” Perrett, Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary, Henry Weston “Preacher Smith” Smith, Seth Bullock, and W.E. Adams. Please remember that Mt. Moriah is first and foremost a cemetery, and it should be afforded the respect any final resting place of the dead deserves.

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Mt. Roosevelt Memorial 2.5 miles from Deadwood on US Hwy 85 Mt. Roosevelt is home to the “Friendship Tower“ monument created by Seth Bullock, in memory of the friendship he had with President Theodore Roosevelt. After a short hike up to the tower, visitors are able to take in the sights of the beautiful Black Hills. To get to Mt. Roosevelt, take US Hwy Photo courtesy SD Tourism

85, northbound, leaving Deadwood. Travel 1.5 miles, turn onto FSR 133. There will be a 2 mile mark and a sign for the Mt. Roosevelt picnic area where the trailhead begins, and the bathroom will be located. The hike to the Friendship Tower and overlook is less than one mile from the trailhead, but moderately uphill.

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Days of ‘76 Celebration. The newer 32,000-square-foot museum is home to collections of Western and American Indian artifacts, archives, photos, and artwork. It houses one of the nation’s most significant collections of American Western history. The four important collections are Wagons & Vehicles, Rodeo Collection, Clothing Collection, and Clowser Collection. Photo courtesy Deadwood History

SUMMER HOURS (MAY – SEPTEMBER) Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WINTER HOURS (THROUGH APRIL) Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and winter holidays.

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Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood

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The Adams House recounts the real tragedies and triumphs of two of the community’s founding families. Following the death of W. E Adams in 1934, his second wife closed the house. For a half-century, time stood still, nothing was moved. Painstakingly restored and preserved by leading experts in historic preservation, the Adams House was reopened to the public in 2000, revealing a time capsule in a place where legends

still live. Tour rooms and grounds of this elegant Victorian mansion and learn why it was once Deadwood’s social center.

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OCTOBER & APRIL Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Closed Mondays SUMMER HOURS (MAY – SEPTEMBER) Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. WINTER HOURS Closed November – March Open for specialty tours and group tours

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The Adams Museum once served minerals, and Native as a cabinet of curiosities but American artifacts. has evolved into the premiere history museum in the Black Hills. Featuring a collection of artwork and artifacts reflecting the natural history and pioneer past of the northern Black Hills., the museum was founded by W.E. Adams in 1930. Step into the past and discover a rare plesiosaur, the mysterious Thoen Stone, impressive collections of paintings, guns, photographs, Photo courtesy Deadwood History

SUMMER HOURS (MAY – SEPTEMBER) Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WINTER HOURS (THROUGH APRIL) Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Mondays and winter holidays.

George S. Mickelson Trail 11361 Nevada Gulch Rd., Lead www.mickelsontrail.com The 109-mile-long Mickelson Trail follows the historic Deadwood to Edgemont Burlington Northern rail line and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. South Dakota’s first rails to trails project is enjoyed by bicyclists, hikers and horseback

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riders. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables. Black Hills Pioneer File Photo

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Trial of Jack McCall Tickets: (800) 344-8826

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www.deadwoodalive.com The Trial of Jack McCall has been performed in Deadwood since the mid-1920s, making it one of nation’s longest running plays. The play is based on the actual trial which took place in the mining

camp of Deadwood after Jack McCall murdered James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. This is a familyfriendly show where the selected members of the audience participate in the performance serving as jurors in the trial.

MAY 27-SEPTEMBER 23 Monday – Saturday 7:35 P.M. Shooting of Wild Bill and the Capture of Jack McCall, Main Street in front of Old Style Saloon #10 7:50 P.M. Dover Brothers at the Historic Masonic Temple Theatre 8 P.M. Trial held at Historic Masonic Temple Theatre, 715 Main St.

Black Hills Mining Museum 323 W. Main St., Lead | (605) 584-1605 www.blackhillsminingmuseum.com Share the thrill experienced by the old time prospectors by panning your own gold! Walk through time with “miner” tour guides in timbered passages of

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a simulated underground gold mine. View historic mining artifacts and local history exhibits. This museum includes a historic video presentation of mining in the Black Hills, a gift shop with Gold Panning Books and Supplies and much more.

SUMMER (MAY – SEPTEMBER) Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. WINTER HOURS By reservation only by calling (605) 722-4875 or (605) 584-1326

Homestake Adams Research & Cultural Center 150 Sherman St., Deadwood

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The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves, and provides public access to one of the nation’s largest collection of Black Hills archival materials. Dating from the 1870s to the present, these materials provide the visitor with a better

understanding and appreciation of the people, places, and events that shaped the unique history of the Black Hills. The extensive collection includes historic photographs, maps, legal correspondence and documents, city directories, personal diaries and journals, gold exploration and production reports, business ledgers and records, and many other interesting historic materials. MONDAY – FRIDAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment

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Witness the Thrill of a Main Street Shootout! The Deadwood Alive Gunslingers are looking for trouble – and

they find it every day with historically accurate reenactments of Deadwood’s past.

APRIL 1 – MAY 20 Free show Fridays and Saturdays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. MAY 27 – SEPTEMBER 23 Free live shows daily (except Sunday) on Historic Main Street from 1:45 to 6 p.m. Black Hills Pioneer File Photo

SHOOTOUTS 2 p.m., Tin Lizzie, 531 Main St. 4 p.m., Celebrity Hotel, 329 Main St. • 6 p.m., Silverado, 709 Main St.

Broken Boot Gold Mine 1200 Pioneer Way, Deadwood www.deadwoodhistory.com

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In the spring of 1876, the call of gold led a flood of miners, merchants, muleskinners and madams to sweep into Deadwood Gulch. The intriguing story of one of America’s last great gold rushes comes to life at Deadwood’s Broken Boot Gold Mine, established in 1878. The mine sat vacant for thirty-six years. In 1954, a group of Deadwood businessmen reopened it as a tourist attraction. Step into the Black Hills best underground mine tour and return to a time when the

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powerful punch of a miner’s pick and the roaring boom of another dynamite blast signaled the ongoing search for the richest veins of gold on Earth.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO LABOR DAY WEEKEND 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center 160 W. Main St., Lead | (605) 584-3110

www.sanfordlabhomestake.com The exhibit hall has exciting information about Sanford Underground Research Facility and the history of Homestake. Exhibits include photographs, videos, science and mine artifacts, and a 3D model of the underground- from the surface down to the 8,000 ft. level! From the deck, view the 1,000-foot-deep Open Cut.

Tours include a trip through historic Lead and a surface tour of Sanford Lab. In the Yates room, you’ll see hoists that have been in operation since 1939. You’ll learn a little bit about the mining process and the state-of-the-art Waste Water Treatment Plant designed by Homestake.

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9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. DAILY SUMMER TOURS: June – September at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

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Historic Matthews Opera House & Arts Center 612 Main St., Spearfish

(605) 642-7973 | www.matthewsopera.com

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Back in 1906, the new Matthews Opera House was the center for entertainment in the Northern Hills, hosting touring companies and

vaudevillians. Time seems to have stood still, for today the ornate woodwork, the murals and the brightly painted advertising on the art curtain are throw-backs to the turn-of-the century. Built by a wealthy Wyoming cattleman, the original “cost of the opera house was no less than $25,000!” Currently, The Matthews consists of a fine arts gallery with 48 regional artists and upstairs, the theatre continues to provide community plays, national performance acts and music concerts.

ART GALLERY 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Historic Homestake Opera House 313 W. Main St., Lead | (605) 584-2067 www.homestakeoperahouse.org

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This incredible building was constructed in 1914, and boasted a theater that sat 1,000 people and also housed a swimming pool, billiard hall, library, bowling alley, smoking room, and social hall. It was built by Homestake Mining Company superintendent, Thomas Grier, and

Phoebe Apperson Hearst, widow of mining magnate George Hearst, the owner of Homestake Mining Company. It was the heart of the mining town of Lead for 70 years. In 1984, the theater was nearly destroyed by fire- and it sat empty for 11 years. In 1998, work on restoration and structural improvements began. In 2008, the first community theatre production in 25 years was celebrated by the Gold Camp Players. All year round this venue features tours, concerts, theatre, educational field trips and presentations, and corporate events while restoration continues throughout the building as funding becomes available.

High Plains Western Heritage Center 825 Heritage Dr., Spearfish | (605) 642-9378 www.westernheritagecenter.com The High Plains Western Heritage Center was founded to honor the old west pioneers and Native American of five

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(605) 584-5678 | www.storyofthebison.com Kevin Costner, attraction founder/ owner, invites you to visit Tatanka. 60 million Bison once roamed the Great Plains of North America. By the end of the 19th century, it was estimated that less than 1,000 bison survived. This is their story. While at Tatanka, you’ll enjoy larger than life bronze sculptures featuring 14 bison pursued by three Native Americans riders; the Northern Plains Peoples Educational Interpretive Center; Native American gift shop; Sweetgrass Grill and Snack Bar; and

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Dances with Wolves movie costumes. Lakota interpretive presentations daily May 6 – Oct. 12.

May 6 – October 12 Daily 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Presentations at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. October 14 – May 5 Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Getting Around

TROLLEY SCHEDULE September – May

Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. – Midnight Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Memorial Day – Labor Day Sunday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. Friday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 3 a.m.

Trolleys run at regular intervals between all hotels, motels and other key points throughout Deadwood. Cost is $1.00 per ride. Hours are subject to change. The hourly trolley schedule is posted on the back of the Main Street Trolley stop signs.

For more info, contact:

City of Deadwood Trolley Dept. 605-578-2622

states. This museum features western art, artifacts and memorabilia. It houses the completely restored “original” Spearfish to Deadwood Stagecoach that was bought in 1890 and last ran in 1913. A 200-seat theatre features many historic programs, entertainment, and special events. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

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Tatanka: Story of the Bison

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side from images of the Black Hills gold rush and the Sioux Indian wars, Deadwood is famed in the public’s mind as the place where “Wild Bill” Hickok was murdered while playing poker in Saloon No. 10. Hickok joined a flood of miners, shopkeepers, prostitutes, card players, bunco artists, and outlaws invading the raw and just-formed town of Deadwood in June of 1876. His intent was to separate prospectors and miners from their gold – not at the point of a gun, but at the poker tables with a winning hand and two pistols at hand for any sore losers in the bunch. Hickok was a newlywed with a wife to support. His bride, the former Mrs. Agnes Thatcher, was waiting for him back in Cheyenne. Hickok had a couple of habits that served him well in the rowdy bars of the West. He’d pour his drinks with is left hand, leaving his best gun hand at the ready. When gambling he wanted to sit with his back to a wall. On August 2, 1876, during a card game in the No. 10 Saloon, Hickok walked in and noticed a poker game was in progress, but the only empty seat at the table faced away from the saloon’s doorway. Hickok failed to persuade others at the table to trade seats with him, then decided to take the open seat. Hickok never saw a loafer named Jack McCall walk up within three feet, pull a .45 out of his coat, and pull the trigger. Hickok spilled his hand – pairs of black aces and eights – known forevermore as “Deadman’s Hand.” Quickly apprehended, McCall said he’d killed Hickok because “Wild Bill” had killed his brother. A miners’ court figured that was an acceptable defense and let him go. McCall bragged one too many times that he’d killed Hickok and was arrested, tried in Yankton and hung on March 1, 1877.

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eth Bullock is a notable Westerner, not only here in the Black Hills, but in Montana and

Wyoming as well. Before coming to Deadwood, Bullock was a member of the 1871 Territorial Senate of Montana, during which he introduced a resolution calling upon the U.S. Congress to set aside Yellowstone as the nation’s first national park. The measure was approved and Yellowstone National Park was created in 1872. Bullock entered into partnership with Sol Star in the hardware business in Helena, Mont. And the two ventured to Deadwood in 1876 and opened a highly successful hardware store in the booming gold camp. The hardware store was remodeled and turned in to the historic Bullock Hotel, with luxury accommodations for those days. The murder of Wild Bill Hickok sparked a loud demand for law and order and Bullock was quickly tapped to serve as the town’s first sheriff. Bullock was soon appointed as one of the first U.S. Marshal of the Dakota Territory. He ranched on the Belle Fourche River and was the first in the territory to plant alfalfa. His leadership led to building a federal fish hatchery for the Black Hills, in Spearfish. Bullock founded the town of Belle Fourche. A lifelong friend of Theodore Roosevelt from the 1890’s Bullock was appointed by “Teddy” as the first Forest Supervisor of the Black Hills Forest Reserve, predecessor of today’s Black Hills National Forest. Roosevelt’s death in 1919 shattered Bullock. Despite his own frail condition, Bullock quickly built the Roosevelt Monument on Mt. Roosevelt across the Gulch from Mt. Moriah. Months later Bullock died of cancer at the age of 70 and was buried, at his request, on the hill-side above Mt. Moriah.

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olorado” Charlie Utter is known locally as a good friend to “Wild Bill” Hickok. Indeed, Utter saw to it that his good “pard” was properly buried. A notice was posted around town, alerting citizens that funeral services would be held “at Charlie Utter’s camp on Thursday afternoon, August 3, l876, at three o’clock p.m. All are respectfully invited to attend.” Utter even wrote Hickok’s epitaph for a grave marker. It seemed like the least he could do, seeing as how Utter brought Hickok to the Black Hills. Utter organized a wagon train in Georgetown, Colorado, which swung through Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the way to the gold strike. That’s where Hickok joined the wagon train. A Colorado newspaper described Utter as a “courageous little man” wearing fringed leggings and coat, and sporting gold and silver decorated revolvers. After Hickok’s murder, Utter reportedly turned his entrepreneurial spirit to letter and freight delivery, mining and gambling. The Lead newspaper “Black Hills Times,” on June 24, 1879 reported: “Charlie Utter, nuisance, keeping a dance house. To Mr. Utter the Court delivered a very severe lecture, condemning all such practices in unmeasured terms. But in consideration that Mr. Utter had closed the place (Judge Moody) sentenced him to one hour’s confinement and a fifty dollar fine and costs.” Utter departed Deadwood after a fire swept through and destroyed much of the town on September 26, 1879. He was later rumored to be practicing medicine in Panama.

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otato Creek Johnny” or Johnny Perrett, was one of the Old West’s most respected and peaceable men. Full grown, the Welshman stood an impish 4 foot, 3 inches. He searched the West for adventure and dabbled in many pursuits before settling down to prospecting. Potato Creek Johnny staked his claim in Deadwood’s Potato Creek. That’s where he stayed until his death in 1943. Johnny found what is believed to be the largest gold nugget prospected in the Black Hills. The nugget weighed 7.75 ounces. He sold the nugget to W.E. Adams, and a replica is on display at Deadwood’s Adams Museum – the real nugget safely tucked away in storage. Johnny became a local and national hero, loved for his warm personality and magical way with children. He was a favorite of all those who visited his diggings or met him on the streets of Deadwood. After dying at the age of 77 after a short illness, his body was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, near Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. When his funeral procession rolled past the Adams Museum, the carillon chimes tolled 77 times.

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alamity Jane was born Martha Jane Canary near Princeton, Missouri, in 1852. She was married a number of times and had a daughter about whom little is known. Noted for dressing, most of the time, in men’s clothing and for wild behavior, she was also known by the early miners and settlers for her kind and generous nature. She was the lady bullwhacker whose language was so strong that brave men feared it more than her gun – which nearly always hit its mark. Calamity Jane came to Deadwood during the spring of 1876. The gulch region became her permanent home for the rest of her life, although she ventured elsewhere many times. She whooped it up with the prospectors and the gamblers on nearly a nightly basis in the saloons and gambling halls. She always got what she wanted, a sack of groceries for a sick miner or a ticket home for a wayward saloon girl … all at the point of a gun. Calamity Jane was said to be in love with Wild Bill Hickok. Maybe she was, but the romance was apparently one-sided. Wild Bill never strayed and never forgot the lovely Agnes, his bride of only a few weeks whom he had left in Cheyenne before traveling to Deadwood to seek his fortune in the gold rush. When smallpox broke out in the Deadwood gold mine camp, she devoted herself to caring for the sick men. Many a pock-marked old man of the Black Hills in later years called her “an angel”. Every person who knew her told a different story about her. She was good and kind, she took care of the less fortunate, she was drunk and disorderly, she was a renegade, but none ever said she stole or committed a serious crime. The end came for Calamity Jane in a boarding house in Terry, an upper Hills mining camp. A combination of pneumonia and alcoholism carried her off on August 1, 1903. Her funeral was the largest ever held in Deadwood. One writer declared that “10,000 persons with not one mourner among them” attended the funeral. She was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, as was her request, beside Wild Bill, forever close to him in death but never in life.

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Belle Fourche, SD..........................28 Cody, WY........................................421 Crazy Horse Mountain................57 Custer State Park..........................65 Denver, CO ....................................395 Devils Tower, WY..........................90 Edgemont, SD...............................112 Harney Peak ...................................60 Hill City, SD.....................................45 Hot Springs, SD .............................95 Keystone, SD...................................55 Mt. Coolidge ...................................76 Mt. Rushmore ................................60 Newcastle, WY ...............................68

Orman Dam ....................................30 Pierre, SD.......................................220 Rapid City, SD ................................42 Rapid City Regional Airport..............................................52 Sheridan, WY ...............................211 Sioux Falls, SD..............................395 Spearfish, SD ..................................15 Spearfish Canyon .........................16 Ivan Lake .........................................62 Wall Drug.........................................96 West Gate Yellowstone .............557 Wind Cave .......................................83 Terry Peak Ski Resorts .................8

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BLACK HILLS INN & SUITES 206 Mountain Shadow Ln. South, Deadwood, 605-578-7791 THE BRANCH HOUSE AT CELEBRITY HOTEL 633 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745 BUTCH CASSIDY & SUNDANCE KID LUXURY SUITES 57 Sherman St., Deadwood, 605-343-8126 CADILLAC JACKS HOTEL & SUITES 360 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1500 CEDAR WOOD INN 103 Charles St., Deadwood, 605-578-2725 v CHEYENNE CROSSING 21415 US Hwy. 14A, Lead, 605-584-3510 COMFORT INN & SUITES 225 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-7550 DEADWOOD DICK’S HOTEL & SUITES 55 Sherman St., Deadwood, 605-578-3224 DEADWOOD GULCH GAMING RESORT 304 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-1294 DEADWOOD KOA CAMPGROUND 11484 US Hwy. 14A, Deadwood, 800-562-0846 v DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND-A HOLIDAY INN RESORT 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386 DEADWOOD STATION BUNKHOUSE & GAMING HALL 68 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3476 v FIRST GOLD GAMING RESORT 270 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-9777, 800-274-1876 GOLD COUNTRY INN 801 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2393 HAMPTON INN AT TIN LIZZIE GAMING RESORT 531 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1893 v HICKOK’S HOTEL & CASINO 685 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2222 v HISTORIC BULLOCK HOTEL 633 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES 22 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-578-3330 THE HOTEL BY GOLD DUST 25 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-559-1400 v IRON HORSE INN DEADWOOD 27 Deadwood St., Deadwood, 605-717-7530 v THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD GAMING RESORT 100 Pine Crest Ln., Deadwood, 605-584-4800 MARTIN & MASON HOTEL 33 Deadwood St., Deadwood, 605-722-3456 v MINERAL PALACE HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 601 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2036 v SILVERADO FRANKLIN HISTORIC HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 700 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670 SPEARFISH CANYON LODGE 10619 Roughlock Falls Rd., Lead, 605-584-3435, 877-975-6343 SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT AT CADILLAC JACKS 322 Main St., Deadwood, 605-559-1600 SUPER 8 DEADWOOD 196 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-2535 THUNDER COVE INN 311 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-3045 v TRAILSHEAD LODGE CABINS 22075 US Hwy. 85, Lead, 605-584-3464 TRAVELODGE INN & SUITES AT FIRST GOLD 250 Main St., Deadwood, 605-717-7181 TRU BY HILTON AT CADILLAC JACKS 372 Main St., Deadwood, 605-571-1001 v WHISTLER GULCH CAMPGROUND 235 Cliff St., Deadwood, 800-704-7139

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CADILLAC JACK’S GAMING RESORT 360 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1500 DEADWOOD GULCH GAMING RESORT 304 Cliff St./Hwy. 85 S., Deadwood, 605-578-1294, 800-695-1876 v DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND CASINO 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386, 877-907-4726 DEADWOOD STATION BUNKHOUSE & GAMBLING HALL 68 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3476, 800-526-8277 DEADWOOD SUPER 8 - LUCKY 8 GAMING 196 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-578-2535 v FIRST GOLD GAMING RESORT 270 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-9777, 800-274-1876 GOLD COUNTRY INN GAMBLING HALL & CAFE 801 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2393, 800-287-1251 GOLD DUST CASINO 688 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2100, 800-456-0533 v HICKOK’S HOTEL & CASINO 685 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2222 v HISTORIC BULLOCK HOTEL CASINO 633 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745, 800-336-1876 v HISTORIC FRANKLIN HOTEL GAMING 700 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 22 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-578-3330 v IRON HORSE INN CASINO 27 Deadwood St., Deadwood, 605-717-7530 v THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD GAMING RESORT 100 Pine Crest Ln., Deadwood, 605-584-4800, 877-393-5634 MAIN STREET DEADWOOD GULCH 560 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1207 v MINERAL PALACE HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 601 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2036, 800-847-2522 v MUSTANG SALLY’S CASINO 634 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2025 v SALOON NO. 10 CASINO 657 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3346, 800-952-9398 v SILVERADO FRANKLIN HISTORIC HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 709 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670, 800-584-7005 TIN LIZZIE GAMING RESORT 555 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1715, 800-643-4490 VFW POST 5969 GAMBLING 10 Pine St., Deadwood, 605-722-9914 WOODEN NICKEL CASINO 9 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-578-1952

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v BUFFALO BODEGA SALOON & STEAKHOUSE 658 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1300 v BULLY’S RESTAURANT Bullock Hotel, 649 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1745, 800-336-1876 BURNOUT’S PIZZA 65 Sherman St., Deadwood, 605-717-6830 v CHIP SHOT GOLF & BBQ 306 Cliff St., Deadwood, 605-321-2613 CREEKSIDE RESTAURANT Deadwood Gulch Resort, 304 Cliff St./Hwy. 85 S., Deadwood, 605-578-1294, 800-695-1876 v DEADWOOD GRILLE Lodge at Deadwood, 100 Pine Crest Lane, Deadwood, 605-571-2120, 877-393-5634 DEADWOOD SOCIAL CLUB Old Style Saloon No. 10, 657 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1533 DEADWOOD STATION 68 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3476 EAGLE BAR & STEAKHOUSE 608 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1394 EARL OF SANDWICH Cadillac Jacks, 372 Main St., Deadwood, 605-571-1261 FIRESIDE LOUNGE Deadwood Gulch Resort, 304 Cliff St./Hwy. 85 S., Deadwood, 605-578-1294, 800-695-1876 FLYT STEAKHOUSE Cadillac Jacks, 372 Main St., Deadwood, 605-571-1263 v GEM STEAKHOUSE & SALOON Mineral Palace, 601 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2036, 800-847-2522 GOLD COUNTRY INN GAMBLING HALL & CAFE 801 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2393, 800-287-1251 GUADALAJARA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT Cadillac Jacks, 372 Main St., Deadwood, 605-431-3965 v HORSESHOE RESTAURANT First Gold, 270 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-9777, 800-274-1876 HICKOK HOUSE RESTAURANT 137 Charles St., Deadwood, 605-578-1611 HICKOK’S PIZZA 685 Main St., Deadwood, 605-717-6830 HIS & HERS ALE HOUSE & WINE BAR 696 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-9975 LATCHSTRING INN Spearfish Canyon Lodge, 10619 Roughlock Falls Rd., Lead, 605-584-3435, 877-975-6343 LEE STREET STATION CAFÉ 9 Lee St., Deadwood, 605-578-1952 v LEGENDS STEAKHOUSE Silverado-Franklin Hotel, 709 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670, 800-584-7005 MADE MARKET Cadillac Jacks, 372 Main St., Deadwood MAIN STREET ESPRESSO/BIG DIPPER 652 Main St., Deadwood , 605-717-3354 MARCO’S PIZZA Cadillac Jacks, 372 Main St., Deadwood, 605-571-1260 MAVERICK’S STEAKHOUSE & COCKTAILS Gold Dust, 688 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2100, 800-456-0533 v MUSTANG SALLY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 634 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2025 THE NUGGET SALOON 604 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1422 v OGGIE’S SPORTS BAR Lodge at Deadwood, 100 Pine Crest Ln., Deadwood, 605-571-2120, 877-393-5634 v THE ORE CART COFFEE & DELI Deadwood Mountain Grand, 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386, 877-907-4726 v OYSTER BAY RESTAURANT 628 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-2205 PADDY O’NEILS 55 Main, Deadwood, 605-578-1715 v SANTANA’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL Deadwood Mountain Grand, 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386, 877-907-4726 v SILVERADO FRANKLIN: GRAND BUFFET 709 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-3670, 800-584-7005 v SIX STRING, CASUAL DINING Deadwood Mountain Grand, 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood, 605-559-0386, 877-907-4726 v STAGE STOP CAFE, Cheyenne Crossing, 21415 US Hwy 14A, Lead, 584-3510 STARBUCKS Tin Lizzie, 555 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1715 SUPER 8 PIZZERIA 196 Cliff St, Deadwood, 605-578-3235 T-GRILLE RESTAURANT Tin Lizzie, 555 Main St., Deadwood, 605-578-1715, 800-643-4490 TACO JOHNS 86 Charles St., Deadwood, 605-578-3975 v TRAILSHEAD LODGE 22075 US Hwy. 85, Lead, 605-584-3464

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