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betting ports S eadwood D KICKOFF IN

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FL wasn’t the only thing that kicked off in Deadwood Sept. 9. A hard-fought, and long-awaited complement, legalized sports betting, was ushered in by local and state gaming officials just in time for the gridiron season, followed up by Lawrence County Commissioner and former state Sen. Bob Ewing and Deadwood Mayor David Ruth, Jr. making the first legal sportsbook bets ever in the Wild West city. “We, here in Deadwood, couldn’t be happier and more excited about this new chapter that we’re ready to unveil in the history of Deadwood,” Ruth said. “We’re excited about what this means to our visitors. We know this will enhance the visitor experience and help lengthen the stay of people that are coming to town.” Ruth put money down on his three favorite teams – Avalanche, Dodgers, and Pittsburgh Steelers and weighed in on making the first wager. “It was really daunting to try and think about what really represents what should be the first wager,” Ruth said. “And then, I thought, it should represent me, as an individual. So, I’m placing a variety bet, where I’m doing three futures bets, betting on my favorite teams to win their respective title. I’m also betting on Army to win their college game this weekend because I’m an Army vet, and because Deadwood’s an old west town, where cowboys are famous, I’m taking the Cowboys tonight. That one’s a little hard for me, but, it is old west and they’re getting points, so that’s how I can justify it. It’s pretty exciting.” Ewing said it was an extreme honor and he was very pleased when asked to make the first wager, picking Denver Broncos to win the Superbowl.

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“Because I had a heavy hand in getting it on the ballot so that the whole state could vote for it. It was a Senate bill that I carried, and it was an honor to do that, so I’m pretty tickled that it’s all come together and here we are today.” Wednesday, the South Dakota Commission on Gaming (SDCG) approved finalized rules and licensing that enabled legalized sports wagering to start in Deadwood Sept. 9, acknowledging there will likely be changes following the 90-day start-up window in which the following games were approved for wagering: baseball, basketball, fighting, football, golf, hockey, Olympic games, racing, rodeo, rugby, soccer, and tennis, with several bet options and the opportunity to wager on professional and college events. Several other gaming officials were on hand to usher in legalized sports wagering in Deadwood. “As part of the gaming commission and looking at it from a regulatory basis, I feel that we’ve taken great steps in having everything in place as far as rules and some of the regulatory procedures, to begin sports wagering today,” said SDCG Chairman Karen Wagner. “We recognize that there will probably things that need to change in the future, but we’re happy to be where we’re at today and happy that Deadwood is able to move forward.” Deadwood Gaming Association (DGA) Executive Director Mike Rodman gave a shout out to SDGC Executive Director Susan Christian and her staff for the role they played in hustling to get sports wagering up and running for the opening day of the NFL football season. “It was a heavy lift for their staff and they made it happen,” Rodman said.

“Thank you very much. We’re excited to get the first bets placed.” Immediately following the SDCG approval of the games Wednesday, Rodman said it was extremely important that sports betting opened Sept. 9 for football season. “South Dakota is conservative, so it’s kind of a conservative catalog to begin with,” Rodman said. “But I think it gives plenty of opportunities for our customers for the first 90 days and we’ll be expanding from there. It doesn’t have everything that we probably want, but it certainly has enough variety that it’s a good start for sports wagering in South Dakota.” DGA President Caleb Arceneaux thanked everyone in attendance for coming out to celebrate the first official sports wager at BetMGM in Tin Lizzie. “It’s a great product to bring to Deadwood. It’s really going to help us out during our shoulder and off season,” Arceneaux said. “That’s what’s so exciting about this. It’s another tool in our tool box, as a market, to really bring people to Deadwood.” It should be noted that by downloading a property-specific app, bettors can make mobile wagers if they are on that specific property’s boundaries and if the property’s sportsbook is currently up and running. “Everything will be geofenced,” said Deadwood Mountain Grand (DMG) Casino Manager Tyler Nold. “So, technically, people could drive into our parking lot, get on the app, and then bet. They could then get in their car and drive off.” DMG’s sports book will be serviced by IGT and it, along with the DMG app, is expected to be operational in the coming weeks.

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Lawrence County Commissioner Bob Ewing, left, and Deadwood Mayor Dave Ruth, Jr., placed the first sports bets in Deadwood after the casinos launched the option Sept. 9.

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BUSINESS BOOMING, GAMING GOING STRONG Story and photos by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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hile Deadwood has been a tourist destination since the onset of legalized gambling, welcoming 3-4 million visitors annually, the diversification transformation slowly happening up and down Main Street is fostering a burgeoning retail business boom bolstered by a vibrant, innovative gaming industry. Deadwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Lee Harstad said, like many other destinations, the Deadwood visitor has evolved and in order to continue to be relevant as a successful visitor destination, businesses and community organizations, alike, need to make adjustments to better position themselves for growth. “Deadwood’s Main Street has diversified offerings to appease a much wider range of guests, and our forward-thinking business owners continue to make changes to be successful,” Harstad said.

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“The past decade, when many of the gaming establishments switched gears to be more retail and food and drink oriented, it was a slow but somewhat shocking change as slot machines and table games were replaced by store counters and restaurant tables. While a big change, many visitors who haven’t been to Deadwood in some time definitely comment on these changes in a favorable way.” Bars and saloons to cabins, condos, and lodges and arts and entertainment to spas, wedding services, even a little bit of chainsaw sculpting and lots of recreating, Deadwood is diversifying to stay fresh and relevant to visitors and locals. “We see an increase annually in all categories of businesses at the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce. However, what’s more important is our extremely high percentage of retained members,” Harstad said. “We keep

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our members, which shows that our business climate continues to be very strong, and our marketing and promotions to get people to come to town and support our members is working.” Deadwood’s special events are designed to drive visitors downtown and that’s just what the town’s largest annual event did – in even a bigger way this year. “Our events continue to be staples on visitors’ year-round itineraries. Our latest major event, Kool Deadwood Nites, had more than 800 registered cars, which is a record,” Harstad said. “Huge attendance numbers are becoming the norm for many of our events because we continue to improve the offerings. Outlaw Square hosted some big events this year, too, and the 2022 event calendar is looking even bigger. Deadwood continues to be an event destination, along with all the other reasons people choose us to visit, and at the center of those events are a dedicated group of individuals continually working to better the experience for all. Deadwood’s dedicated City employees and officials are absolutely wonderful and work to meet the needs of residents and guests

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alike and work in tandem to keep Deadwood’s wheels turning.” With many storefronts formerly vacant, Deadwood’s Main Street has rebounded significantly over the last year. For example, the once-shuttered Celebrity Hotel is back in business and thriving. “Since the first of the year our hotel has been constantly filled during the weekends and as the summer season approached our weekday business was at least 75% filled and could have been better if our staffing was at 100%,” said Celebrity Hotel & Casino Managing Partner Ken Gienger. Harstad said Deadwood’s history is a draw for visitors and gaming is the main reason Deadwood can continue to up the ante, with retail, restaurants and saloons helping to perfect the experience. “Deadwood’s

Main Street is alive and well. Some ownership changes and renovations may have resulted in some doors closing temporarily but Main Street is very much open for business,” Harstad said. Continued on page 8

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half of 2021 hotel stays should see any state with commercial casinos,” Rodman said. “As 2021 saw restrictions continued growth with the reopen“We do hear comments about some ing of the Trademark by Wyndham at on many gaming jurisdictions, Deadbusinesses closing early in the day Deadwood Gulch and the opening of the wood really came into its own, being or closing for the winter, but overall Four Points by Sheraton at the Tin Lizdiscovered as an integrated gaming there’s a ton of positivity toward the zie Gaming Resort, adding additional destination with unmatched history business climate on Main Street. hotel inventory to Deadwood’s totals.” and museums, outstanding recreation Mike Rodman, executive director of With the Sept. 9 launch of legal and world-class entertainment and the Deadwood Gaming Association said events. Deadwood now boasts enhanced sports wagering in Deadwood, another Deadwood gaming has continued to important tool has been added to Deadbuild on the 2020’s momentum. wood’s toolbox to keep us as a competi“Deadwood started 2021 on a good tive destination. footing, I believe in part to “Sports wagering will most Spor ts wagering w ill most likely expa nd our Gov. (Kristi) Noem’s ‘South likely expand our customer Dakota is open for Business’ customer base a nd en ha nce our ma rketing base and enhance our marketcampaign and strong joint oppor t un ities, wh ich in t urn should continue ing opportunities, which in marketing efforts by the t he ver y positive g row t h we have been turn should continue the very Deadwood Chamber and South experiencing in t he f irst ha lf of t he yea r, positive growth we have been Dakota Department of Tour- Mike Rodman experiencing in the first half ism,” Rodman said. of the year,” Rodman said. “I have every shopping and dining options as well as When the COVID-19 pandemic first belief that given the incredible marincreased event days with the Outlaw began, Deadwood’s casinos were shutketing job of the Deadwood Chamber, Square.” tered for six weeks. What followed was the positive business climate fostered Deadwood hotel stays have also a tremendous boom in people headby the City of Deadwood, and the shown strong growth through the first ed to Deadwood and the Black Hills. great spirit of cooperation within the half of 2021, with 202,311 rented room What was predicted to be a significant Deadwood business community, 2021’s nights, up 42.42% from 2019 numbers. decrease in gaming revenue, ended up estimated gaming revenue — $120 mil“This equates to a rise of 11.3% in only a 4.5% decline. lion —could be the new normal moving overall occupancy to 53% in the first “The relatively modest annual half of 2021,” Rodman said. “The second forward.” revenue decline was the smallest of

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DEADWOOD HISTORIC PRESERVATION MISSES SHOT AT ACQUIRING WILD BILL’S RIFLE

Historic heirloom $ sells for 475,312 Story by Jaci Conrad Pearson

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ild Bill Hickok’s .45-70 Springfield Trapdoor rifle that was reportedly buried by his side on Aug. 3, 1876 in Deadwood recently sold for nearly half a million dollars, but it was not auctioned off without interest from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission. Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker said he is not at liberty to divulge how much the city’s bidding ceiling went, but he said he was very disappointed that he wasn’t able to return the historic heirloom to Deadwood, where he feels it rightfully belongs. “This is the rifle that was buried with Wild Bill when he was interred in the old cemetery in August of 1876. When Charlie Utter and friends moved Wild Bill to Mt. Moriah in 1879, the casket was opened and there are references of Wild Bill being in the petrified state and the rifle was still with him. It was removed from the casket and ends up into a family in Spearfish, and, then, through the years, it ends up in the Earle collection, down in Texas,” Kuckenbecker said. “Wild Bill lay in rest, but his rifle was in private hands. It was the first time being auctioned that we are aware of, so we felt it was fitting to be back in Deadwood and be on display at one of our wonderful museums, along with the pistol we acquired in 2006, under the sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Deadwood and also the killing of Wild Bill is coming up in 2026, so it just felt fitting that the rifle be at home and be on display for the anniversary. Kuchenbecker said the rifle’s sale price went beyond the city’s means and historic

preservation officials were unsuccessful in obtaining it. “It sold for over $475,000,” Kuchenbecker said. “I was very disappointed and saddened that it couldn’t be brought back to Deadwood, where it belongs.” City officials provided Kuchenbecker with a range he could bid on during an executive session of the Deadwood City Commission. “It did exceed that range,” Kuchenbecker said. But Historic Preservation officials aren’t giving up just yet. “We’d like to track down the new owner and see if he would at least have it on loan to the museums during the sesquicentennial year of Deadwood,” Kuchenbecker said. The auction was conducted by Bonhams of California and bids were accepted live and in person, online, and by phone. “I quit watching (online) about five hours in,” Kuchenbecker said. “It was a tremendous collection and Wild Bill was Lot Number Three … when I was bidding, it was just down to me and one other bidder.” Kuchenbecker said the $475,312 includes around $100,000 in buyers and sellers premiums the auction company takes as consignment costs and that an individual in the live audience purchased the rifle, although he has not yet had an opportunity to find out who. “Obviously, Wild Bill Hickok was a western legend and is buried, here in Deadwood, his final resting place,” Kuchenbecker said. “While he was only here for a very short time in 1876 – June through Aug. 2, his legacy is connected to Deadwood as his final resting spot. Deadwood has taken

advantage of and promoted that from very early on in our promotions history. When you’ve got a cemetery such as Mt. Moriah with Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane buried next to each other, two famous western legends, and then, all the other pioneers and noteworthy settlers in Deadwood, such as Seth Bullock, Potato Creek Johnny, Preacher Smith, and you have a cemetery that gets 500 to 600 visitors a day, that’s why the rifle is important to Deadwood, as well. People are attracted to those legends.” So how do folks know this rifle is the real deal? “The provenance was very strong on this,” Kuchenbecker said. As listed, the rifle bears no visible serial number, is circa 1870, .45-70 caliber 29 5/8 inch barrel, and is marked 1863 on the tail of the lock, with Eaglehead and US arsenal marks. The gun includes a cleaning rod and J.B. Hickock is crudely carved on the left side of the walnut stock, a JB monogram on the right side. The condition of the rifle was considered fair to good, with contemporary modifications for sporting use, the stock is shortened, and there is a pewter fore-end cap, with large chunks missing from the fore-end and above the action. Information listed about the rifle on the Bonhams auction web site states indicates that after the rifle was removed from the grave, it ended up being sold to Allen Toomey of Spearfish and then passed down to Isabel Toomey Duffy. It was later sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, from Texas, and a signed letter of documentation and transfer of ownership from Isabel Toomey Duffy and her son William Duffy, in May 24, 1993 recorded the transaction.

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TROUPE IMMERSES VISITORS IN TOWN’S HISTORY

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rom the Main Street gunfights to the Trial of Jack McCall and from the Outlaw Square stage to parades and other productions, Deadwood Alive immerses visitors in the town’s rich and storied history, bringing to life a rough and tumble past. “Deadwood Alive brings our history to life on Main Street throughout the summer, which has been very popular and we are expanding that to spring and fall seasons,” said Deadwood Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker. “They now have a full-time executive director and are continuing to add programming, such as the fourth year of the stagecoach operation and adding more programming between shootouts.” Deadwood Alive treasurer Mike Rodman said the troupe operates on an approximate $200,000 overall operating budget, most of which comes from the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission and the city’s bed and booze tax, Trial of Jack McCall and stagecoach ticket sales. “We are a non-profit,” he added. “Everything we get, we plow right back

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into the operation and trying to improve it. We’re all about entertaining guests and telling Deadwood’s history through historically accurate re-enactments.” In an effort to have a larger presence during Deadwood’s shoulder season, Deadwood Alive Executive Director Andy Mosher, a 12-year veteran of the troupe, was brought on full-time. “Our goal is to interact with the tourists that come to town, our guests, teach them about our unique history, entertain and educate and maybe get them to stick around town a little bit longer,” Mosher said. “Our ultimate goal is to get them to appreciate Deadwood and the Black Hills as much as we do.” During the summer, Deadwood Alive is comprised of 15 employees, including actors, those who staff the information chuckwagon and stagecoach, as well as set-up help. This fall, Deadwood Alive will again help bring Outlaw Square to life. “We will be performing Oct. 8 through Nov. 20 at the Outlaw square. We’ll be doing the Lawman’s Patrol.

We’re also going to be doing Gold, Guns, and Grubstake. It’s the history of pre-1899 firearms,” Mosher said. “We’re also going to be doing a couple of editions of Meet the Gunslingers. Kids can come and meet us. We’ve got a trading card we’ll hand out to them, we’ll answer questions, tell stories, just hang out with them. We’re doing that a couple of times a day,” FA LL SCHEDULE FR IDAYS A N D SAT U R DAYS OCT. 8-NOV. 20 AT OU T L AW SQUA R E

• Noon “Lawman’s Patrol,” Tour Deadwood’s Main Street with a Deadwood Lawman. Discover the true stories of gold, gambling, shootouts, destructive fires and how to hang on to your money and your life. $15 per person, call 1-800-344-8826 - must book 24 hours in advance. • 1 p.m. “Gold, Guns and Grubstake,” the evolution of pre-1900 firearms. Join Deadwood Alive as they explore the evolution of pre-1899 firearms. Learn about and see examples of: early trapper flintlocks of the 1700s and early 1800s, percussion cap rifles, pistols

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and shotguns of the early west and cartridge firing weapons that tamed the West. See how the technological advances of each era added to firearm reliability, ease of loading, capacity and rate of fire. • 2 p.m. Shootout – “A Shooting Affray” After a long night of revelry, two friends get into a disagreement over who gets the pleasure of paying for the libations. This affray ends with one man shot and the other sent a-packin’. If your drunken friend was spittin’ mad at you, would you let him borrow your gun? • 2:20 p.m. “Hangin’ with the Shootists,” meet the gunslingers, ask questions, and get their trading cards and autographs. • 4 p.m. Shootout – “Showdown on Gold Street,” Two gamblers disagree about the outcome of a poker game and decide the best way to settle this is to pull their six guns and shoot it out. Things don’t go as either gambler expected, and the result is a Deadwood legend. • 4:20 p.m. “Hangin’ with the Shootists,” meet the Deadwood Alive actors, hear their stories and ask all the questions you have always wanted to. A programming committee comprised of members of the board of directors gives guidance in developing programming. “And we start researching to find out what information we can and expand from there,” Mosher said. Each person involved in Deadwood Alive either picks or is assigned their character for the summer and represents that persona out on the street. “So you’ve got to research in what they would have looked like, dressed like, what they did, how they acted and kind of build your ensemble around that,” Mosher said. “My particular character was the first town marshal. So I’ve got a badge, but I kind of play him off as the dusty old grumpy guy and my clothes are a little more disheveled than others. Wild Bill, of course, he dresses pretty fancy.” Main Street shoot-outs and spring programming begin mid-March, following the same fall schedule Fridays and Saturdays noon to 5 p.m. at Outlaw Square.

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Deadwood Alive performs three main gunfights per day during the summer, Monday through Saturday, with no shows on Sundays, beginning Memorial Day weekend. “In amongst all of those things, we play cards with kids out on the street. We play music,” Mosher said. “Some of these other shows that we do during the spring, we are going to be working in at the Outlaw Square, as well. Wild Bill gets shot four times a day in the Saloon No. 10. It all ends up to be about 16 shows a day.”

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15, 7:30, 9:00, & 10:30 p.m. Join a 90-minute 16, 6:00, paranormal investigation of one of Deadwood’s most 22, haunted sites. Learn about the darker stories associated the historic home and search for paranormal 23 with activity. Admission is charged and reservations are PAR ANOR MAL INVESTIGATIONS OF THE HISTORIC ADAMS HOUSE

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RODNEY CAR RINGTON

8 p.m. | He’s sold out the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center multiple times and this award winning comedian is sure to do it again. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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ORION & STACEY POTTER & CO.

7 p.m. | Historic Homestake Opera House

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7 p.m. | Historic Homestake Opera House

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HAUNTED TOURS OF 29, THE BROK EN BOOT GOLD MINE & Saturday 5-10 p.m.; Sunday 12-8 p.m. | Take a 30, Friday spooky tour by candlelight, 300 feet under the surface of 31 a 143 year-old, historic mine. Be prepared to be scared! DEADWEIR D 29, Celebrate Halloween in Deadwood with the 9th annual Monster Ball on Friday featuring a live band, dancing, 30 and prizes; and the annual Costume Contest on

Saturday, with more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Come in costume or just to watch — Deadweird is a little crazy, a little spooky, and a whole lot of fun! Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

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TR ACE ADKINS IN CONCERT

8 p.m. | 11 million albums sold. Celebrate Veteran’s Day with this country music legend. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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HAIR BALL

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

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THR EE DOG NIGHT

8 p.m. | Their live shows have been praised as one of the “purest’ sounding live bands touring today! Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

BIG W HISK EY 13 4DEADWOOD’S p.m. Sample more than 30 different Whiskeys |

including Rye, Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Japanese & Canadian at several different locations. Registration is at Saloon No. 10 from 3pm-6pm. Big Whiskey tickets are limited to 200.

Event information: Historic Homestake Opera House

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8 p.m. | If you attend school at the University of Wyoming or if you’ve been to Laramie much in recent years, you probably know all about the annual alter-ego party Chancey Williams throws, called “White Trash Bash!” Now the fast-rising country star has decided to bring the event to the regional party headquarters of Deadwood. This is an 18+ show. Must show ID. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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required. Psychic readings will be available following each investigation for an additional fee.

CHANCEY WILLIAMS: W HITE TR ASH BASH

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

W ETZEL 17 8KOE p.m. | Koe Wetzel brings a twang bred in rough and tumble dives, to the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage.

Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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NITT Y GRITT Y DIRT BAND

8 p.m. | From true country folk hits like “Mr. Bojangles” to country blues like the iconic “Fishin’ In The Dark” and country/rock/reggae “American Dream”, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has songs for all genres. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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HOLIDAY HO-HO HORSESHOES

Purchase a unique Deadwood holiday ornament (horseshoe) from participating locations to win prizes. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

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& R EE 27 WILLIAMS 8 p.m. | South Dakota’s very own Williams and Ree, aka

The Indian and The White Guy, are a music and comedy phenomenon. This long running duo eschews political correctness and conformity and spins comedy gold from the union of a Plains Indian (Terry Ree) and a Western Angloid (Bruce Williams). Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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8 p.m. | This Native American holiday show is a spectacle for the whole family, thrilling audiences with a merging of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentation. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

COMMUNIT Y CHRISTMAS TR EE LIGHTING

5:15 p.m. | All are welcome to attend this free event at Outlaw Square. Santa will make an appearance at 5:30 p.m. Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

10 a.m. to 4 p.m | Children’s activities, great holiday gifts, free museum access, and photos with Santa. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Event information: Days of ‘76 Museum

11, 12, p.m. The historic home will be elegantly 18, 19 1–5 dressed during the Christmas season for open-house CHRISTMAS TOURS OF THE HISTORIC ADAMS HOUSE |

style tours, with a scavenger hunt available for children.

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THEORY OF A DEADMAN W/GUEST 10 YEARS

8 p.m. | Alternative rock stalwarts, Theory of a Deadman will bring their high energy performance to Deadwood Mountain Grand. From hits like “RX”, “Bad Girlfriend” and “Lowlife”. This show is going to be one for the books! Event information: Deadwood Mountain Grand

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PRO SNOCROSS R ACES 28, The greatest show on snow returns as the ISOC Amsoil Championship Snocross Series hits the Black Hills for the 29 tenth annual Deadwood Snocross Showdown. More than

150 of the top professional Snocross racers will descend on Deadwood’s Event Center for a weekend of high-flying, high-speed, high-octane snowmobile racing.

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K-9 K EG PULL

All canines are invited to test their muscles on the snowy cobblestones of Deadwood’s 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

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Enjoy a Saturday of wine and chocolate while you shop at participating businesses in Deadwood.

Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

DI GR AS W EEK END 25, MAR Don’t miss the best Mardi Gras party north of the Bayou! Come for a weekend full of free food, a parade, 26 parties, and live music. Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

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ST. PATRICK’S W EEK END 18, Celebrate St. Paddy’s in the Wild West with a pub crawl, the games, a parade, and parties. 19 Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

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KS, COR KS & K EGS 8, FOR FOOD,WIN E & BEER FESTIVA L a variety of beer and wine from all across the 9 Sample country, along with your Black Hills favorites. Each

location will feature their chef’s finest culinary creation paired with the perfect complimentary beverage. Then head to the Grand Tasting, which features dozens of beer & wine varieties, and light hors d’oeuvres. Must be 21 to participate. Tickets are limited Event information: Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

For more information about events, please contact the event host. Days of ‘76 Museum 18 76th Dr, Deadwood • 605-578-1657 www.deadwoodhistory.com Deadwood Chamber of Commerce 501 Main St., Deadwood • 605-578-1876 • 1-800-999-1876 deadwood.com Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center 1906 Deadwood Mountain Dr., Deadwood • 605-559-0386 deadwoodmountaingrand.com Historic Adams House 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood • 605-722-4800 www.deadwoodhistory.com Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center 150 Sherman St.,Deadwood • 605-722-4800 www.deadwoodhistory.com Historic Homestake Opera House 3013 W. Main St., Lead • 605-584-2067 homestakeoperahouse.org

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Photo by Alex Portal

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eadwood’s parking me- said. “The most important information needed when ters have gone the way paying is the vehicle license of the dinosaur, and plate number.” the city has welcomed To use the kiosks, visitors a kiosk system designed to insert their payment of make parking transactions choice – card or coin – then easier for both patrons and enter their license plate city staff. information and choose the The new parking techamount of time desired for nology system streamlined purchase. eight individual pieces of Once the customer pays Deadwood’s parking pie into at a kiosk, their license one, incorporating citation plate will be entered into issuance along with an the system showing that it enforcement management has paid. system, as The syswell as an tem then online pubnotifies aplic citation Gone a re t he outdated propriate payment pa rk ing meters in city staff portal and public pa rk ing a reas if a vehicle parking w it h in t he cit y of has parked permit Deadwood. They without managehave been replaced paying and ment via a ticket a permit by a st ate of t he will then public a r t ‘Pay by Plate’ be issued. portal. k iosk system. “A print“Dead- Jeramy Russell ed receipt wood’s Deadwood Planning and is available returning Zoning Director for their visitors records if will notice needed but is not necessary a different landscape when to display in their vehicle’s it comes to parking around window,” Russell said. “It is town,” said Deadwood that simple. Of course, as Planning and Zoning Direcwith any new system, there tor Jeramy Russell. “Gone will be trial and errors and are the outdated parking the city is always willing meters in public parking to assist our visitors with areas within the city of questions or comments.” Deadwood. They have been Russell said free parking replaced by a state of the art is still available in town, but ‘Pay by Plate’ kiosk system.” visitors may have to walk a The kiosks are located in little bit further when using the city’s paid parking lots, this option. streets, and also the Broad“Free parking is still way Parking Ramp. available at this time in the “Deadwood’s visitors can Welcome Center Parking pay for parking either by Lot and the Sherman Street paying at the kiosk closest Parking Lot,” he said. to where they have parked The cost to park in or using the phone appliDeadwood is $1 per hour cation called ParkSmartthroughout town. er, which is available on android and IOS,” Russell

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Deadwood s' Bighorns A BIG HIT IN TOWN AND SURROUNDING HILLSIDES Story by Mark Watson

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hen the Grizzly Gulch fire of June and July 2002 charred 11,589 acres of forest around Lead and Deadwood, it created ideal habitat for bighorn sheep. And in 2015, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department took advantage of the burn area and released 26 bighorn sheep they captured in Hinton, Alberta, Canada, just north of Jasper National Park. In the pre-dawn light on the morning of their release, the sheep stood quietly inside

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Photo by Alex Portal horse trailers high above Deadwood nibbling on alfalfa hay or licking the ice blocks placed inside. After a small crowd gathered, the sheep were released into the hill mostly free of timber. The habitat that is best for bighorn sheep is rugged terrain with a lot of slope, just like the hills surround Deadwood. But they were covered with trees which bighorns avoid. The Grizzly Gulch fire of 2002, that essentially took care of the job for wildlife managers and made really

nice bighorn sheep habitat. The sheep were an immediate success story, but then they began to die. Their numbers dwindled due to accidents with vehicles. One drowned. One was euthanized, but the majority that died, succumbed to mycoplasma ovipneumoiae, a pneumonia-causing bacteria that has decimated herds of bighorns throughout the West. There was speculation that the same thing was going on in the Deadwood herd. But before testing could commence, the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the opportunity. However, Trenton Haffley, regional terrestrial resource supervisor for the GF&P, said it appears as if the herd has stabilized and even grown with this year’s lambs surviving so far.

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BLACK HILLS

Snowmobile Network:

350

MILES

of

in the Black Hills means W inter 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.

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TR A ILS 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 Sno-Wats phone service at 1-800-4453474. 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. Representatives of the Forest Service, Game, Fish, and Parks, and logging interests meet every year to discuss timber sales and how trails will be affected. 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 2020-21 season were down because of the lack of snowfall. However, Percy said they are hopeful that mother nature will bless the Black Hills with lots of snow this winter. 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. Percy would also like the public to know that OHV use on the snowmobile trails is not allowed. Wheeled vehicles are prohibited on snowmobile trails. 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. Snowmobilers operating in road rights-of-way and/or public snowmobile trails must show proof of final responsibility (liability insurance).

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Outlaw Square is Historic Deadwood’s year-round, family-friendly gathering space and entertainment venue on Main Street. This outdoor pavilion in the heart of all things Deadwood will accommodate a variety of events including concerts, ice skating, history presentations and reenactments, movie nights, craft fairs, holiday and sporting events and much more!

Fun on the glice! Skating opens mid-November and continues into April. Outlaw Square uses Glice, a synthetic ice material designed to skate like real ice while allowing for skating on warm days unlike traditional rinks. Skate rentals are available in sizes for tots up to adults. New this year, Ice Bumper Cars! For rates and hours of operation visit

OutlawSquare.com

Rent the Square When Outlaw Square is not being used for internally-produced events, the space is available for the use of the general public.

For rental application, space availability, costs and additional information, please call 605-578-1876, ext 4 or e-mail bobby@outlawsquare.com

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sk i a rea beckons ma ny g uests

Terry Peak T

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. Coeur Wharf Express, Express, Kussy Express, and Surprise Express are high-speed quads. Stewart Lift is a triple-chair lift, and the Snow Carpet is a surface lift, both 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

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mountain with man-made power in case of a lean winter. Stewart Lodge and Nevada Gulch Lodge each house a bar and cafeteria. A rental department inside the Stewart Lodge offers ski and snowboard rentals. The snowboarding terrain park is located on Snowstorm and 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 on Nevada Gulch Road. Visit the website terrypeak.com for more information including rates for equipment rental, hours of operation, and ticket prices.

Open Daily 8am-8pm Restaurant: Rentals Include: Cabins and Snowmobiles (Serving all 3 meals) Bar On/Off Sale Beer Gas on Site•Plenty of Parking No Rate Hike during Rally COURTESY PHOTO

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Snowshoeing T r y i t . Yo u' l l l i k e i t .

if someone told you that you W hat 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 2022 are Jan. 1, Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12, and Feb. 26. “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 snowshoes, right over your grips. Garry-Reiprich said that the best snow depth for snowshoeing is between 12 and 18 inches. For a list of area trails or more information on borrowing snowshoes from GF&P or to make reservations for a Snowshoe Walk, call (605) 584-3896.

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Deadwood's guilty pleasures 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. Story by Alex Portal

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fter 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.

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Sip

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 mixed 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 various locations throughout town.

Smoke

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 into smoke-free honkytonk style bars and jumping night clubs, passionate 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.

Socialize

Deadwood hosts a variety of special events throughout the year to help you indulge in all of its Guilty Pleasures.

deadwood events

2021

DEADWOOD'S BIG WHISKEY November 13

2022

K-9 KEG PULL January 29

MARDI GRAS WEEKEND February 25 & 26

ST. PATRICK'S WEEKEND March 18 & 19

FORKS, CORKS & KEGS April 8 & 9

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ADAMS MUSEUM

54 Sherman St., Deadwood | (605) 578-1714 www.deadwoodhistory.com The Adams Museum once served as a cabinet of curiosities but 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 PHOTO COURTESY DEADWOOD HISTORY into the past and discover a rare plesiosaur, the mysterious Thoen Stone, impressive collections of paintings, guns, photos, minerals, and Native American artifacts.

THE BROTHEL DEADWOOD

610 Main St., Deadwood | (605) 559+0231 www.brotheldeadwood.com Brothels were a fixture on the second story of several Deadwood Main Street buildings from 1876 until 1980. In an effort to best tell this narrative, visitors will be transported through the 104-year time period with a guided tour of the rooms at the original site of the Shasta Rooms, or the Beige Door brothel.

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OCTOBER – APRIL Wednesday–Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. M AY – S E P T E M B E R Daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

WINTER HOURS (THROUGH APRIL) Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday & Sunday. SU M M E R H O U R S (M AY – S E P T E M B E R ) Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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 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 more.

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WINTE R HOURS By reservation only. Call (605) 722-4875 or (605) 584-1326 SU M M E R (M AY – S E P T E M B E R ) Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.

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 36 years. In 1954, a group of Deadwood businessmen re-opened it as a tourist attraction. Step into the Black Hills' best underground mine tour and return to a time when the powerful punch of a miner’s pick and the roaring boom of dynamite signaled the ongoing search for BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO the richest veins of gold on Earth.

DAYS OF ‘76 MUSEUM

18 Seventy Six Dr., Deadwood www.deadwoodhistory.com

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The Days of ‘76 Museum began informally, as a repository for the horse drawn wagons and stagecoaches, carriages, clothing, memorabilia, and archives generated by the Days of ‘76 Celebration. The newer 32,000-squarePHOTO COURTESY DEADWOOD HISTORY 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. WINTER HOURS (THROUGH APRIL) Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday, Sunday, and winter holidays. SUMMER HOURS (MAY – SEPTEMBER) Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

DEADWOOD ALIVE SHOWS (800) 344-8826

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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. M A R C H 19 – M AY 15 Free show Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 to 4:30 p.m. SH O OTOUTS 2 pm & 4 pm Outlaw Square M AY 22 – S E P T E M B E R 21 Free shows daily (except Sunday) on Historic Main Street from noon to 6 p.m. SH O OTOUTS 2 p.m., Outlaw Square 4 p.m., Buffalo Bodega • 6 p.m., Wild Bill Bar

BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO

M E M O R I A L DAY W E E K E N D TO L A B O R DAY W E E K E N D 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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GEORGE S. MICKELSON TRAIL

HOMESTAKE ADAMS RESEARCH & CULTURAL CENTER

11361 Nevada Gulch Rd., Lead (605) 584-3896 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 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.

150 Sherman St., Deadwood www.deadwoodhistory.com

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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 present, these materials provide 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 photos, maps, city directories, personal diaries and journals, gold exploration and production reports, and many other historic materials. M O N DAY – FR I DAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment

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 states. This museum features western art, artifacts and memorabilia. It houses the completely restored “orig“orig inal” Spearfish to Deadwood Stagecoach that was bought in 1890 and last ran in 1913. A 200-seat theatre features many historic proCOURTESY PHOTO grams, entertainment, MO N DAY–SATUR DAY 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and special events. SUN DAY 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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HISTORIC MATTHEWS OPERA HOUSE & ARTS CENTER

612 Main St., Spearfish | (605) 642-7973 www.matthewsopera.com

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, murals and brightly painted advertising on the art curtain are throw-backs. COURTESY PHOTO 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. A R T G A LLE RY AU G U S T – M AY Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. J U N E – J U LY Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HISTORIC ADAMS HOUSE 22 Van Buren Ave., Deadwood

BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO

(605) 578-3724

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. BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO

O C TO B E R & A PR I L Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4p.m.; closed Monday and Sunday W I N T E R H O U R S Closed November – March Open for specialty tours and group tours SU M M E R H O U R S (M AY – S E P T E M B E R ) Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

HISTORIC HOMESTAKE OPERA HOUSE

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

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 George Hearst, the owner of Homestake Mining Company. COURTESY PHOTO 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, and in 2008, the first community theatre production in 25 years was celebrated by the Gold Camp Players. TO U R S AVA I L A B LE Monday – Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday by appointment

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MT. MORIAH CEMETERY 2 Mt. Moriah Rd., Deadwood

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Mt. Moriah Cemetery was established in 1878, because of the increasing demands at Ingleside Cemetery which was down the hill. Mt. Moriah has numerous sections: Chinese; Jewish; MaMa sonic; Civil War and Indian War veterans; and Potters’ Fields, final resting places for early day indigents and prostitutes. Some of the well-known residents of Mt. Moriah are: James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok (1876); John “Potato Creek Johnny” Perrett (1943); Martha “Calamity Jane” Canary (1903); Henry Weston “Preacher Smith” Smith (1876); Seth Bullock (1919); and W.E. Adams (1934) . PHOTO COURTESY SD TOURISM

Mt. Moriah is first and foremost a cemetery and should be afforded the respect any final resting place deserves.

W I N T E R H O U R S Open with limited maintenance MEMORIAL DAY TO MID - OCTOBER HOURS Daily 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

STAGECOACH TOURS 621 Main St., Deadwood

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One of the most recognizable and historic Old West icons in existence is the famous Deadwood Stagecoach. Deadwood Alive continues the legacy and romanticism of the Deadwood Stagecoach still notorious throughout the globe today. You can experience the same mode of transportation used during the Black Hills Gold Rush which brought men and women of all types and characters into the gulch while traveling up and down Historic Main Street. Riders need not fear being filled with buckshot but we encourage you to stay aware of desperadoes and bandits who may search the coach for gold and treasures. THE STAGECOACH OPER ATES DAILY DURING PEAK SEASON AND ON WEEKENDS DURING THE SPRING AND FALL SEASONS. Stagecoach boards next to the Celebrity Hotel at The Lucky Horse Stage Stop every half hour starting at 12:00 p.m. with the last ride at 4:30 p.m. on Historic Main Street. (Weather permitting).

MT. ROOSEVELT MEMORIAL

2.5 miles from Deadwood on US Hwy 85

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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 from Deadwood, take US Hwy 85 north for 1.5 miles, then turn west on FSR 133. There are five picnic sites and a bathroom located in the picnic area. The hike to the Friendship Tower and overlook is less than one mile from the trail head, but moderately uphill.

OUTLAW SQUARE

703 Main St., Deadwood | www.outlawsquare.com Outlaw Square is a public gathering place where families can come and enjoy fun events that take place throughout the year – From family fun days to ice skating, music events, history presentations, book readings and more! Outlaw Square is a place for you to enjoy some outdoor family time in the heart of Deadwood. Open daily. Ice skating begins November 21.

TATANKA: STORY OF THE BISON (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. COURTESY PHOTO 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 Dances with Wolves movie costumes. M AY 17 – O C TO B E R 31 Monday – Saturday 9 a.m to 4 p.m. N OV E M B E R 1 – M AY 5 Friday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weather permitting. Closed holidays.

TRIAL OF JACK MCCALL BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO

Tickets: (800) 344-8826

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. 9 A . M . TO 5 P. M . DA I LY Tours available. BLACK HILLS PIONEER FILE PHOTO

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The Trial of Jack McCall has been per performed in Deadwood since the mid-1920s, making it one of nation’s longest running plays. The play is based on the actual tri trial which took place in the mining camp of Deadwood after Jack McCall murdered James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok. This is a family-friendly show where the selected members of the audience participate in the performance serving as jurors in the trial.

M AY 22 – S E P T E M B E R 21 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 8 P. M . Trial held at Historic Masonic Temple Theatre, 715 Main St.

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Ja m e s B utle r Hic k ok

“Wild Bill” 1837 – 1876

from images of the Black Hills Aside 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 justformed 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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Seth Bullock 1849 – 1919

Seth 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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C h a rles H. Ut te r

“Charlie” 1838 – 1912 (est.)

Utter is known locally as a good Charlie 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.

Joh n ny Pe r ret t

“Potato Creek

Johnny” 1866 – 1943

Ma r th a Ja n e C a n a r y

“Calamity Jane” 1852 – 1903

Jane was born Martha Jane Canary near Princeton, Calamity 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.

otato Creek Johnny” or Johnny Perrett, was one of the Old P 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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Belle Fourche .............................. 28 Cody, Wyo. ................................. 421 Crazy Horse Mountain ............. 57 Custer State Park ....................... 65 Denver, Colo. ............................. 395 Devils Tower, Wyo. .................... 90 Edgemont ................................... 112 Harney Peak ................................ 60 Hill City ........................................ 45 Hot Springs ................................. 95 Keystone ...................................... 55 Mt. Coolidge ................................ 76 Mt. Rushmore ............................. 60 Newcastle, Wyo. ......................... 68

Orman Dam ................................. 30 Pierre .......................................... 220 Rapid City .................................... 42 Rapid City Regional Airport ... 52 Sheridan, Wyo. ......................... 211 Sioux Falls ................................. 395 Spearfish ...................................... 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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777 CASINO AT HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 665 Main Street | 605-578-3330 BUFFALO BODEGA GAMING COMPLEX 662 Main Street | 605-578-1300 CADILLAC JACK’S GAMING RESORT 360 Main Street | 605-578-1500 CELEBRITY HOTEL & CASINO 629 Main Street | 605-578-1685 DEADWOOD GULCH GAMING RESORT 304 Cliff Street/Hwy 85 | 605-578-1294 | 1-800-695-1876 DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND CASINO 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive | 605-559-0386 | 877-907-4726 DEADWOOD STATION BUNKHOUSE & GAMBLING HALL 68 Main Street | 605-578-3476 | 855-366-6405 DEADWOOD SUPER 8 - LUCKY 8 GAMING 196 Cliff Street | 605-578-2535 FIRST GOLD GAMING RESORT 270 Main Street | 605-578-9777 | 800-274-1876 GOLD COUNTRY INN GAMBLING HALL & CAFE 801 Main Street | 605-578-2393 | 800-287-1251 GOLD DUST CASINO 688 Main Street | 605-578-2100 HICKOK’S HOTEL & CASINO 685 Main Street | 605-578-2222 HISTORIC BULLOCK HOTEL CASINO 633 Main Street | 605-578-1745 HISTORIC FRANKLIN HOTEL GAMING 709 Main Street | 605-578-3670 HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS 22 Lee Street | 605-578-3330 IRON HORSE INN CASINO 27 Deadwood Street | 605-717-7530 THE LODGE AT DEADWOOD GAMING RESORT 100 Pine Crest Lane | 605-584-4800 | 877-393-5634 MIDNIGHT STAR 677 Main Street | 605-578-1555 MINERAL PALACE HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 601 Main Street | 605-578-2036 | 800-847-2522 MUSTANG SALLY’S CASINO 634 Main Street | 605-578-2025 SALOON NO. 10 CASINO 657 Main Street | 605-578-3346 | 800-952-9398 SILVERADO FRANKLIN HISTORIC HOTEL & GAMING COMPLEX 709 Main Street | 605-578-3670 | 800-584-7005 TIN LIZZIE GAMING RESORT 555 Main Street | 605-578-1715 | 800-643-4490 VFW POST 5969 GAMBLING 10 Pine Street | 605-722-9914 WOODEN NICKEL CASINO 9 Lee Street | 605-578-1952

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BLOODY NOSE SALOON 645 Main Street | 605-645-6419 BUFFALO BODEGA SALOON & STEAKHOUSE 658 Main Street | 605-578-1300 BULLY’S RESTAURANT BULLOCK HOTEL | 633 Main Street | 605-578-1745 | 800-336-1876 CHIP SHOT GOLF & BBQ 306 Cliff Street | 605-321-2613 FIRESIDE FOOD & LOUNGE AT DEADWOOD GULCH GAMING RESORT 304 Cliff Street/Hwy 85 | 605-578-1294 | 1-800-695-1876 DALE'S SPORTSBOOK BAR & GRILL DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND | 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive | 605-559-0386 | 877-907-4726 DEADWOOD GRILLE LODGE AT DEADWOOD, 100 Pine Crest Lane | 605-571-2120 | 877-393-5634 DEADWOOD MINERS RESTAURANT 137 Charles Street | 605-578-1611 DEADWOOD SOCIAL CLUB OLD STYLE SALOON NO. 10 | 657 Main Street | 605-578-1533 DEADWOOD STATION 68 Main Street | 605-578-3476 DIAMOND LIL'S BAR & GRILL MIDNIGHT STAR | 677 Main Street | 605-578-3550 DONICA'S DELIGHTS 652 Main Street | 605-717-3354 EAGLE BAR & STEAKHOUSE 608 Main Street | 605-578-1394 EARL OF SANDWICH CADILLAC JACKS | 372 Main Street | 605-571-1261 FLYT STEAKHOUSE AND NIGHTCLUB CADILLAC JACKS | 372 Main Street | 605-571-1263 GEM STEAKHOUSE & SALOON MINERAL PALACE | 601 Main Street | 605-578-2036 | 800-847-2522 GOLD COUNTRY INN GAMBLING HALL & CAFE 801 Main Street | 605-578-2393 | 800-287-1251 GOLD NUGGET BUFFET FIRST GOLD | 270 Main Street | 605-578-9777 GUADALAJARA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT CADILLAC JACKS | 372 Main Street | 605-571-1234 HORSESHOE RESTAURANT FIRST GOLD | 270 Main Street | 605-578-9777 | 800-274-1876 HICKOK’S PIZZA 685 Main Street | 605-717-6830 HIS & HERS ALE HOUSE & WINE BAR 696 Main Street | 605-717-2455 JACOBS BREWHOUSE & GROCER 79 Sherman Street | 605-559-1895 LATCHSTRING INN SPEARFISH CANYON LODGE | 10619 Roughlock Falls Road, Lead | 605-584-3435 | 877-975-6343 LEE STREET STATION CAFÉ 3 Lee Street | 605-578-1952 LEGENDS STEAKHOUSE SILVERADO-FRANKLIN HOTEL | 709 Main Street | 605-578-3670 | 800-584-7005 LIZZIE BURGERS TIN LIZZIE | 555 Main Street | 605-578-1715 LOU LOU BOMBDIGGITY'S 11 Charles Street | 605-722-8052 MADE MARKET CADILLAC JACKS | 372 Main Street | 605-571-1262 MAIN STREET ESPRESSO/BIG DIPPER 652 Main Street | 605-717-3354 MARCO’S PIZZA CADILLAC JACKS | 372 Main Street | 605-571-1260 MAVERICK’S STEAKHOUSE & COCKTAILS GOLD DUST | 688 Main Street | 605-578-2100 | 800-456-0533 MUSTANG SALLY’S SPORTS BAR & GRILL 634 Main Street | 605-578-2025 THE NUGGET SALOON 604 Main Street | 605-578-1422 OGGIE’S SPORTS BAR LODGE AT DEADWOOD | 100 Pine Crest Lane | 605-571-2120 | 877-393-5634 OYSTER BAY RESTAURANT 626 Main Street | 605-578-2205 PADDY O’NEILS IRISH PUB & GRILL TIN LIZZIE | 555 Main Street | 605-578-1715 PIZZA FACTORY 647 Main Street | 605-645-6419 PUMP HOUSE & MIND BLOWN STUDIO 73 Sherman Street | 605-571-1071 SILVERADO FRANKLIN: GRAND BUFFET 709 Main Street | 605-578-3670 | 800-584-7005 SIX STRING CASUAL DINING DEADWOOD MOUNTAIN GRAND | 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive | 605-559-0386 | 877-907-4726 SNITCHES TIN LIZZIE | 555 Main Street | 605-571-2255 STAGE STOP CAFE CHEYENNE CROSSING | 21415 US Hwy 14A, Lead | 605-584-3510 STARBUCKS TIN LIZZIE | 555 Main Street | 605-653-2920 SUPER 8 PIZZERIA 196 Cliff Street | 605-578-2535 TACO JOHNS 86 Charles Street | 605-578-3975 THREE COUSINS PIZZA IRON HORSE INN | 27 Deadwood Street | 605-717-2581 TRAILSHEAD LODGE 22075 US Hwy. 85, Lead | 605-584-3464 VFW POST 5969 10 Pine St | 605-722-9914 38

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