Driving into Deadwood, South Dakota down Main Street, the aura of frontier outlaw wildness is impossible to ignore. This is the area of the Black Hills where the last great American gold rush of the 19th century occurred. Neek, Sar and I were curious to explore the town, but wanted to get a sense of the history of the place first. We figured the best start would be to begin with the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.
The Visitors Bureau is located in an old train depot, the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Passenger Depot which was built in 1897 and has been beautifully restored. We learned so much about the history of Deadwood there! The town began in 1876 as thousands of prospectors descended on the area where gold had been discovered two years prior. Continue reading