Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lots of Places Today!!

We really went on a road trip in South Dakota today. We visited Hill City, Lead, Deadwood, Sturgis, Spearfish and also drove down the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway on our way back to the campground. Charley took the long steep walk uphill to the Moriah Cemetery and saw the graves of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane in Deadwood. The main streets of each of these towns was very western and very well maintained. Our only regret is that our timing didn’t include any of the festivals, rodeos and things like that but we will try to take care of that the next time we come here, and we probably will.

For those interested in the Broken Arrow Horse Camp and Campground, this is a very nice, quiet campground that is off the beaten path (about 4 miles outside of Custer). It is small but very nice, especially if you like horses!! And I do…. There must have been about 25-30 horses here when we checked in. We would recommend this campground to anyone traveling in this area.

Tomorrow is going to be a quiet day for us. Charley is going to the Ellsworth AFB Commissary tomorrow to pick up a few things and also will be making a Walmart run. Outside of that we are planning to rest and relax the rest of the day while our roast cooks in the crock-pot.

We hope you enjoy the pictures!

Wild Bill Hickok’s grave in Deadwood

Main Street in Deadwood

Where Wild Bill Hickok was shot and killed

Main Street in Hill City

Gold Mine in Lead

Main Street in Lead

Main Street in Spearfish

Main Street and hillside in Sturgis

All of the pictures below are from the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway


  1. Thanks for posting all the great photos today. It brought back a lot of good memories of our visit to that area just a few years ago. We also went to the same cemetery to see the grave site of Wild Bill!

  2. Thanks for the trip back in time. We visited many of those areas many years ago with Mike's father and mother. What a fantastic trip that was. We just can't wait to return. Thanks for the great pics.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)