The Black Hills Ghost Town – Spokane, South Dakota

Not much is left in the mining ghost town of Spokane. But what is left is worth the short hiking from Playhouse Road in the southern Bill Hills of South Dakota. The public land site is just north of Custer State Park and south of Mt. Rushmore National Monument. And a short 12 miles scenic drive northeast from the town of Custer. Continue reading The Black Hills Ghost Town – Spokane, South Dakota

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Finding the Real Deadwood Characters in Mt. Moriah Cemetery

The successful HBO series and movie, “Deadwood,” is about the true mining town of Deadwood, South Dakota in the Black Hills. During its post-Civil War years, Deadwood was not part of any U.S. state or territory. This lawless town attracted people looking to get rich after a huge gold strike, as well as those who wanted to capitalize on the lack of organized law in … Continue reading Finding the Real Deadwood Characters in Mt. Moriah Cemetery