July 2010

30 Jul

Jul 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

It’s the Days in Deadwood this week!!! Awfully nice weather for a busy week for us here at the Chamber. Good crowds, good times! The Days of 76 continues through the weekend… here’s a schedule: OH, and if you can’t make it to the parade, you can watch the rodeo LIVE on our website! We are streaming the rodeo on our video gallery, so head to www.deadwood.org and check out the video gallery!
Here’s the schedule, have a great weekend all!
Friday, July 30

1:30 p.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade

7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Saturday, July 31

10 a.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade

1:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

23 Jul

Jul 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

Attention all Deadwood fans!

If you’re reading this BLOG you’re obviously digitally hanging out with us here on the internet, but are you keeping updated with all the Deadwood happenings on Facebook?
You should be!
You can link up with us to stay in touch at: www.facebook.com/historicdeadwood

And we even have some legendary figures helping you to stay up to date with the best party in South Dakota!
Whoever said old folks aren’t hip with technology has never met THE Wild Bill Hickok! You can even befriend old Wild Bill on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/thewildbillhickok

And if you’re on Twitter follow us at: www.twitter.com/DeadwoodSD

See ya on the inter-web y’all!

16 Jul

Jul 16, 2010 at 02:34 pm

Nation’s Best Cowboys Return
for Days of 76

Deadwood event celebrates 88th year of celebration.

As they have for the past 87 years, the nation’s best cowboys and cowgirls will converge in Deadwood at one of the top outdoor rodeos in the country – the 88th annual Days of 76 Rodeo, July 27-31.

The Days of 76 started as small celebration of Deadwood’s past. Over time, the celebration evolved to include one of the nation’s most highly rated rodeos, being honored by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association more than 10 times. The PRCA has named the Days of 76 the Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year four times and Medium Rodeo of the Year each year since 2004. In 2007, the Days of ‘76 was also named the Badlands Circuit Rodeo of the Year.

Spectators will see more than 600 of the nation’s finest rodeo stars competing in bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. All of the competitors are PRCA card holders. Many of which make the national finals in Las Vegas.

Deadwood’s Days of ’76 rodeo performances will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31. There will also be a 1:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 31. Tough Enough to Wear Pink day is Friday, July 30. Days of ’76 week kicks off on Tuesday, July 27 with PRCA steer roping at 10 a.m. Tie-down roping, steer wrestling and team roping slack will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, with more timed event slack on Thursday, July 29, also at 8 a.m. Barrel racing slack will be held after the timed-event slack on Thursday, July 29. Days of ’76 competitors will compete for the Committee’s Purse, which in 2010 will be nearly $50,000.

The mile-long historic parades will be held on Friday, July 30 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 31 at 10 a.m.

The rodeo is a nonprofit event made possible through sponsors, previous ticket sales and the city of Deadwood. The Days of 76 Rodeo Committee plans and organizes the rodeo. Also, a 20-person board of directors and countless volunteers help make the event memorable.

Visit www.daysof76.com or www.deadwood.org for more information. For tickets, contact Black Hills Central Reservations at 1-888-838-BULL, or purchase online at www.blackhillsvacations.com.

88th Annual Days of ’76 Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 27
10 a.m. PRCA Steer Roping

Wednesday, July 28
8 a.m. Timed Events Rodeo Slack

Thursday, July 29
8 a.m. Timed Events Rodeo Slack. WPRA Barrel Racing Slack following Timed Events Slack
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Friday, July 30
1:30 p.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance

Saturday, July 31
10 a.m. Deadwood Main Street – Historic Parade
1:30 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance
7 p.m. PRCA Rodeo Performance
Times subject to change due to weather precautions

16 Jul

Jul 16, 2010 at 02:06 pm

Deadwood Named ‘Awesome Vacation’ by MSN and Bing Travel
DEADWOOD, S.D. (7/13/10) – Historic Deadwood has been named one of America’s “50 Awesome Vacations” 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 story’s goal was to answer the question, “If you could visit one place in every state, where would it be?”

“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 Dakota’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 “50 Awesome Vacations” feature went on to tell how legendary figures such as Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane once walked Deadwood’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, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Fort Hays, Kansas and Times Square in New York City.

Always great to be appreciated!

Thanks all!