Old Deadwood Trail 1876 ~ 1906
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 44° 22.186 W 100° 22.359
14T E 390634 N 4913859
Quick Description: Freight on Steamboats were put on oxen-drawn wagons and delivered 200 miles west and 30 days later in Deadwood to supply the great Black Hills Gold Rush.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2006 11:00:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMTNM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Old Deadwood Trail Historic MarkerSteamships coming upriver on the Missouri River loaded with freight bound for the Gold Rush in Deadwood, SD docked here and off-loaded onto wagons for the 30 day round trip. From 1876 to 1887, Northwestern Railway operated what they called the "Bull Train" of 20 oxen pulling 3 wagons with 20,000# of freight. Also near this site is the plaque in dedication of the Missouri River bridge to Pierre in honor of US Navy Lt. Commander John C. Waldron, WWII fighter pilot. They traveled from 4 a.m. until 10 a.m., then rested and grazed ox until 4 p.m., then went until dark. The complete operation was made up of 30 wagons and 200 oxen, plus and extra 50 head as replacements.
Marker Name: Old Deadwood Trail 1876 ~ 1906

Marker Type: City

Marker Text: Not listed

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