History on the Lawn: Water Wars

Friday, August 24, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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How dry was it in the 30s? By May of 1934 there was so little moisture that a stock pond northeast of Belle Fourche was already drying up. A dispute arose over ownership and possessory rights to the pond. A cattle rancher was watering his stock at the pond. A neighbor was also trying to water his sheep at the pond. Someone cut a hole through the dam that held the pond. One morning a group of the sheep men apprehended the cattle ranchers hired hand. A fracas ensued, and the hired hand was tied to a lariat behind his horse. Someone spooked the horse. It took off at a gallop, and the hired hand was dragged over cactus, sagebrush, and rocks for over half a mile. His assailants were charged with riot and assault with intent to murder. This presentation will deal with the incident itself, the criminal proceedings, and the civil lawsuits that followed. Come and learn about this twentieth century event with local historian Wayne Gilbert. Bring a lunch and enjoy the Historic Adams House lawn; 12:00 noon; admission by donation. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved to the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC).

Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, September 01, 2018 9:00 am - Monday, September 03, 2018 5:00 pm
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Deadwood History will host an indoor sidewalk sale over Labor Day weekend. Enjoy discounts of up to 75% off select merchandise. Days of '76 Museum; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Big Thank You

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Deadwood History, Inc. board of directors and staff would like to thank our members, sponsors, and volunteers for their support with a private appreciation party at the Adams Museum. Join us for a wine-tasting sponsored by A&B Business Solutions, entertainment by Paul Vande Velde, light hors d’oeuvres, and Chubby Chipmunk Hand-Dipped Chocolates. Adams Museum; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Advance reservations appreciated. Please call 605-722-4800 for reservations.

Preservation Thursday: How We Discovered the Mammoth Site

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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On June 24, 1974, Daniel Hanson along with his father and his uncle discovered the Mammoth Site of Hot Spring. He guarded the site 24/7 and was among the first diggers. Hanson contacted his Earth science professor at Chadron State College. It was under Dr. Agenbroad's direction, and that of Jim Meade, that the site was found to be the world's largest known deposit of Columbian mammoth remains. It was through Dr. Agenbroad's vision, and the hard work of many people, that the Mammoth Site is now preserved in a world-class building and is home to the world's largest mammoth research center. Hanson describes the early excitement and the colorful local people who pitched in to help. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.


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