May 2012

25 May

May 25, 2012 at 11:40 am

Mentioned is that from Custer State Park to Wild West Deadwood, families can enjoy themselves with many activities and some seriously good fishing! Trout-filled streams cover the Black Hills along with fish filled lakes. The lakes offer everything from yellow perch to jumbo lake trout. Also Game&Fish claims that Mount Rushmore is a must-see spot!

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To plan a Black Hills Vacation, check out Rain or shine, there is always entertainment throughout the Black Hills and especially in Historical Deadwood.

24 May

May 24, 2012 at 10:01 am

Mount Moriah was established as a Masonic cemetery around 1878 and is visited today by 80,000-100,000 people every year including tourists and natives of the Black Hills. Records indicate that around 3,600 people are buried there but there may be more that we are unsure of due to lost or incomplete information.

Famous people like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, Preacher Henry Weston Smith, and Seth Bullock are buried at Mount Moriah and it was these people’s lives that added to the story of Deadwood, SD.

Mount Moriah is listed as one of the top spookiest cemeteries to visit although most know it as a historical landmark. If you are visiting Historical Deadwood, make sure Mount Moriah is on your list of destination to see. You will not be disappointed. To see other cemeteries listed as spooky, visit .

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14 May

May 14, 2012 at 08:35 am

DEADWOOD (5-9-2012) — Rock icons, Top-40 hit makers and a Rockabilly all-star will share the Deadwood Jam stage Sept. 14-15. The long-standing musical festival will feature headlining acts never before seen at the Deadwood Jam.

Styx, the 1980s rock powerhouse, with the hit contemporary band Augustana and The Stray Cats’ Lee Rocker, have been booked for the 22nd annual Deadwood Jam.

The Deadwood Jam has featured the nation’s top bands in all music genres, and this year’s headliners are brand new to the Jam stage. Also this year, the volunteer Jam committee will host the first annual Jam Wine & Brew Fest, featuring South Dakota-made wines and beers inside the Jam complex.

Styx has multiple platinum albums to their credit, having sold well over 12 million albums in their storied musical career. The band released four consecutive albums that were certified Multi-Platinum. Their style of progressive rock and rock guitar, along with a string of hit ballads, has earned Styx fans world-wide. Hits from the powerhouse band include “Lady,” “Babe,” “Come Sail Away,” “The Best of Times,” “Mr. Roboto,” “Show Me the Way,” “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man).” Styx will perform Saturday, Sept. 15, during the Deadwood Jam.

Augustana made a musical name for themselves in 2005 with the release of the “All the Stars and Boulevards” album, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Chart. The hit single “Boston” was at the top of many Billboard and Top 40 charts. Since then, the band has produced three more albums, all through Epic Records. All of their Epic albums were at the top of U.S. Indie charts. Other Augustana hits include “Sweet and Low,” “Steal your Heart” and “Stars and Boulevards.” Augustana will take the Jam stage on Friday, Sept. 14.

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker is a Rockabilly, giant-upright bass man. His style of slap-bass helped pave his way into mainstream music, including a Grammy nod. Rocker helped form The Stray Cats, and has been performing solo since the mid-1990s. Hits such as “Rock this Town,” “Stray Cat Strut,” and “Sexy + 17” are part of Rocker’s repertoire. The Stray Cats sold nearly 10 million albums and garnered 23 gold- and platinum-certified records worldwide. Rocker also joined the cast of Broadway’s hit musical “Million Dollar Quartet” in 2011. He will play the Jam on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Tickets are now on sale at a discounted rate of $60, which is good for both days, Sept. 14-15. Individual day tickets are $25 for Friday, Sept. 14, and $50 for Saturday, Sept. 15. Tickets are on sale at or at 800-344-8826. Deadwood Jam ticket holders will also have access to the Wine & Brew Fest. Those looking to just attend the Wine & Brew Fest can purchase that entry separately.

The 2012 Deadwood Jam is funded in part by South Dakota Department of Tourism’s Matching Dollar Challenge program. This is a cooperative marketing partnership, which awarded the Deadwood Jam funding to be used in cooperation with the Department of Tourism’s planning and implementation efforts.

Lee Harstad
Deadwood Chamber of Commerce

11 May

May 11, 2012 at 03:41 pm

CarsTravelFood is a blog that aims to celebrate and encourage travel within our great country, by spotlighting communities, its eateries and upcoming events. The blog was created in an attempt to help encourage traveling within the U.S. and to celebrate and support the economy.
On CarsTravelFood’s blog post, Mount Rushmore is the big tourist stop mentioned for South Dakota however they didn’t forget to add in Deadwood as being on the list of “places to stop if you want to channel the real Wild West experience”.
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CarsTravelFood talks about the history of Deadwood and claims everything we are about, doesn’t just make good TV. They claim that exploring our Old Wild West Town is quite the experience and is a place where you can “channel the past”.
Historic Hotels like The Bullock, which was built in 1890 and was Deadwood’s first hotel, is talked about throughout the article. Deadwood’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock, built the hotel himself. It is said that his ghost makes lots of appearances throughout the entire hotel on daily basis. CarTravelFood however isn’t the first to captivate Seth Bullock. The popular Travel Channel show “Ghost Hunters” did a special on the Bullock Hotel recently. Guest frequently write to The Bullock, sharing their encounters they had with Seth. To see photos of The Bullock or other historical hotels in deadwood, visit
The article goes on to say that not only is the Wild West aura that Deadwood offers appealing to tourists but also the fact that famous people like Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and mentioned earlier Seth Bullock lived here one upon a time.
CarsTravelFood says that Deadwood is “still a thriving town” and that shops here are unique unlike many other city’s today. Gaming is big here in Deadwood, as it once was one of the few places where one could go to gamble. It was first legalized in Deadwood in 1989 and has thrived since according to CarsTravelFood.
Broken Boot Gold Mine is mentioned and is said to be a place where visitors can follow the path of old ore carts underground in the old shafts. Other landmarks like Chinatown and Mount Moriah Cemetery are mentioned also.
Make sure to check out the Historic Deadwood’s facebook page where you will hear about all the latest events going on in Deadwood. Follow this link