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Lawrence County

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  • Day22

    Day 22 - Wild Wild West

    September 29, 2016 in the United States

    As we head East we are coming into contact with defining periods and events in Nineteenth Century American history.

    The notion of the Wild West captured the imagination of a nation. One of the most famous locales in this time is the town of Deadwood. I mainly know of this town in the years from 1876 via the TV Series and I could not wait to visit. It was both as tacky and as interesting as I had hoped. The TV series from what I understand is fairly accurate (with the usual dramatic license accepted) and this allowed for some memorable scenes to be replayed in my mind as we walked around the small town. Along the way, useful information boards helped fill in the history, or further cloud the myth that has grown with time. We then walked up to the Mount Moriah Cemetery where both Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane are buried.

    I'm glad we had a quick visit here and it helped to break up the driving with a bit of history and walking. And tacky giftshop purchasing.

    The Wild West theme continued as we passed Sundance, the town that lent it's name to the outlaw Harry Longabaugh, better known as The Sundance Kid. It is also in this area that the extraordinary story of Hugh Glass played out. This 1823 story of survivial is behind the recent movie 'The Revenant'. All these events and places represent a defining time in history for this nation. This region is identified too by it's rugged terrain and history and yet that American hospitality is also ever present and welcoming.

    We arrived at our motel by the early evening in the town of Wall. This town is best known for the Wall Drugstore which has been the number one stop-over on the way to Mount Rushmore since 1931. It just so happens that's why we're in the neighbourhood. So, today outlaws, tomorrow Presidents...

    Song of the Day:
    Will Smith - Wild Wild West (obviously!)
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  • Day13

    Oyster Bar, Deadwood, SD

    July 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 75 °F

    Dicky wanted to go to the oyster bar. He wanted a bloody mary with his oysters...but they only had beer and wine. Then he wanted his oysters steamed and the cook only knew how to serve them raw or fried. I don't recommend this place...but Dicky trained them on how to steam oysters. Really...an Oyster Bar that doesn't know how to steam oysters.Read more

  • Day239

    September 14

    September 14, 2017

    We dropped Kuma off at the animal hospital in Spearfish early this morning, had breakfast then hiked the Little Elk Creek trail, halfway between Sturgis and Rapid City. A wonderful trail bursting with fall colors, rock formations, juvenile trout in the creek and a good five and a half mile workout. We stopped in Sturgis on the way to pick up Kuma. Really quiet now... can only imagine what it's like during the August rally.
    Kuma now has sparkling clean canines but is also missing his top three teeth some bone and a tumor that was causing the bleeding. Tissue sample sent for biopsy and we'll be following up with his vet in Gresham. 😞 Poor puppy...and he just celebrated his 11th birthday on the 12th.
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  • Day238

    September 13

    September 13, 2017

    Wednesday we headed to Lead, pronounced Leed, to visit the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center. http://www.sanfordlabhomestake.com/
    Then took a trolley tour of Lead and a surface tour of the Sanford Underground Research Facility. This is a definite must see!👍 Full of history and science. First as North America's largest and deepest gold mine and now as the site of an active physics lab studying neutrinos.Read more

  • Day235

    September 10

    September 10, 2017

    Sunday we headed to Spearfish. On route we ran into a big horn sheep stampede... exciting! Our first stop was the DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery. Very interesting. http://dcboothfishhatchery.org/mobile/visitor-information We had lunch in Spearfish and some delicious ice cream at Leones Creamery, every bit as good as Salt and Straw. We took the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway home where we were treated to great views and a preview of fall colors.Read more

  • Day237

    September 11-12

    September 12, 2017

    Monday morning we took Kuma to the vet in Spearfish to get his gums checked out, they've been swollen and bleeding the past three days. Blood work fine. Scheduled a teeth cleaning for later this week. When we got home Randy smoked a rack of incredibly delicious baby back ribs. So glad he invested in the small travel smoker.
    Tuesday we toured the Adams Museum and Adams House.
    https://www.deadwoodhistory.com/about-us/properties/adams-museum.html Both were very well curated and must see attractions in Deadwood. We also took a walking tour of Mt Moriah Cemetery, the resting place of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok.
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  • Day16

    Deadwood, South Dakota

    August 26, 2010 in the United States

    We stopped in Deadwood because it looked like there was some life left in the town, and because we assumed we had done enough driving for the day after Kelsi hit the brakes to avoid a white buffalo she saw run in front of the car (it didn't actually exist).

    We stood staring at our feet outside of a bar that looked somewhat lively and interesting. Someone from inside had seen us just as we decided to keep walking and came out of the bar yellin' for us to come back.

    And because we had no other plans or reason not to, we did.

    I then won thirty dollars in a dart game while kelsi and maggie made arrangements for us to all go golfing at a member's only golf course the following day (I don't actually play darts or golf).

    We found a place to stay for the night-- we had a pretty good success rate at this point-- and decided the day had been a success.
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  • Day11

    Day 12: Rapid City (Deadwood, part 1)

    June 25, 2015 in the United States

    Famous not only by from the TV series with the same name, Deadwood is a must-see when being in South Dakota (the series is a must-see too, but be aware, it is quite violent). Having a beer in the "Gem", the famous saloon of bad guy Al Swearengen. Al was some kind of inofficial mayor of Deadwood, always trying to make a fortune...in an absolute ruthless way. Sometimes people who stood in his way were killed by him or his men and to erase every evidence, he paid his men to put them into the local hog house where the bodies "disappeared"...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Lawrence County, مقاطعة لورينس, Лорънс, লৱরেন্স কাউন্টি, Condado de Lawrence, Lawrence konderria, شهرستان لارنس، داکوتای جنوبی, Comté de Lawrence, Lawrence megye, Լոուրենս շրջան, Contea di Lawrence, ローレンス郡, Lawrence Kūn, Hrabstwo Lawrence, لارنس کاؤنٹی، ساؤتھ ڈیکوٹا, Comitatul Lawrence, Лоренс, Округ Лоренс, Лоуренс, لارنس کاؤنٹی، جنوبی ڈکوٹا, Quận Lawrence, Condado han Lawrence, 勞倫斯縣

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