Jul 16, 2010 at 02:06 pm
Deadwood Named â€˜Awesome Vacationâ€™ by MSN and Bing Travel
DEADWOOD, S.D. (7/13/10) â€“ Historic Deadwood has been named one of Americaâ€™s â€œ50 Awesome Vacationsâ€ by the editors of MSN.com and Bing Travel. One distinctive vacation destination from each of the 50 states was chosen for the online summer travel feature. The storyâ€™s goal was to answer the question, â€œIf you could visit one place in every state, where would it be?â€
“We in Deadwood have always known what an awesome destination this is. It’s great to see that MSN and Bing Travel agree,” said George Milos, head of the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce.
Deadwood, named as South Dakotaâ€™s destination, made the list because of its well-known history as an untamed mining town. MSN and Bing described Deadwood as a modern town where the Old West is still alive and kicking. The entire town is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The â€œ50 Awesome Vacationsâ€ feature went on to tell how legendary figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane once walked Deadwoodâ€™s streets, and now rest high above town in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Today, historic re-enactors — including one who play Wild Bill himself — still roam the streets of downtown Deadwood.
Other U.S. destinations that were named included the volcanoes of Hawaii, Chicagoâ€™s Wrigley Field, Fort Hays, Kansas and Times Square in New York City.
Always great to be appreciated!