Deadwood History Link

Tuesday, 01 June 2004 05:49

June 2004 News Briefs

Adams Museum Presents MythStory Tours 
From stories of buried gold to unsolved murders, the Black Hills of the gold rush era is full of legend and lore. In an effort to help people separate the facts from the fiction, the Adams Museum is going to launch a series of 45 minute Mythstory Tours, interpretive programs centered around some of the Black Hills’ most notorious tall tales. Tours will be given by appointment only, Monday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM, Labor Day through Memorial Day. Visit for more information about the exact launch date.

GIS Update
The City of Deadwood has been developing its GIS (Geographic Information System) based on aerial photographs and various maps including the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps. The system presently includes and locates the entire significant infrastructure in Deadwood. During 2004, Mt. Moriah Cemetery will be included and associated data bases will be developed.

Railroad Plaque Dedication 
On May 8, a large contingent of railroad enthusiasts joined with historians and engineers at the Deadwood Visitors Center where the American Society of Civil Engineers dedicated a plaque designating the Black Hills Railroads as a Civil Engineering Landmark. This dedication is an ongoing part of the ASCE Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Program to recognize historically significant civil engineering projects, structures, and sites.

Mining Symposium 
The Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, the Adams Museum & House and the Leland Case Library at Black Hills State University sponsored the Second Annual Deadwood Historic Symposium in April. This symposium explored mining architecture and technology in the Black Hills. More than 100 attendees listened to prominent speakers from throughout the U.S. discuss the mining legacy in the Black Hills.