Thursday, August 21, 2014

Deadwood, SD - Aug 20, 2014

On my way north in South Dakota, after departing the beautiful Badlands, I stopped in Deadwood for a few minutes.  While it is a 'tourist attraction' there were some aspects of it that were attractive to me....especially after reading about the history of Deadwood back in the Gold Rush days.  I won't reiterate all that, but for you western history buffs, here is a good write up about it.  History of Deadwood, SD.

What I enjoyed the most was the architecture from 'back in the day'.  It is definitely a "gaming town" --  many buildings house casinos.....where, again, I was tempted to play a few hands of black jack.....but didn't!

Enough's part of my Deadwood photographic scrapbook.  Oh - one thing I will say -- so often people forget to look "up"...they are usually focused on what is straight ahead.  There is a lot of whimsy depicting what was going on in the upper floors of these buildings!

This would probably be an enjoyable little theater night for $5...then a steak!
The parks/tourism and cattle are South Dakota's primary sources of income.

This is the grand Franklin Hotel.  
It houses a very glitzy casino full of glass chandeliers and very proper greeters at the entry. 

A billboard advertising a restaurant....loved the colors!

Hope you enjoyed a walk down Main Street in historic Deadwood, South Dakota!  

As always, thanks for following!


  1. Great buildings and window displays! Glad you shared!

  2. Love the truck billboard!! Imagine that...thanks for letting us see Deadwood!

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