On Wednesday, August 8, the Lodge at Deadwood hosted the induction ceremony for several new motorcycle legends into the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
A great day for a bike ride through the Hills and Spearfish Canyon took us to the source of one of Agent Spork’s favorite Reuben sandwiches. I had heard much about his previous dining experience at this sports bar and insisted on trying the Reuben.
I hate sports bars, but this one is special and classy and nicely appointed with high ceilings, good lighting, plenty of large screen TVs, but not too loud, and on this day the European soccer championships featured a game we wanted to see. The bar is 3-sided and the sound system was on for the soccer game only.
DEADWOOD – Deadwood History will celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Historic Adams House opening to the public on Sunday, July 1, 2012, by offering discounted admission rates. Admission for the day is $3.50 for adults, $1 for children ages 7 – 13, and free to children 6 and under. Refreshments will be served. Please call 605-578-3724 for more information.
It was Aug. 2, 1876.
“Wild Bill” Hickok settled into a seat at the Old Saloon #10 on Main Street. Jack McCall approached him from behind and stuck a .45 pistol to Hickok’s head.
With that shot, Deadwood’s place in poker lore was forever cemented, as was the last hand Wild Bill was ever dealt — aces and eights.
Now, the town of 1,300 in the Black Hills of South Dakota is reasserting itself on the poker map, raising bet limits on July 1 from $100 to $1,000. While no one is certain how big of an effect the vastly bigger bets will have, enthusiasm is abound that it’ll make poker players in Denver, Minnesota, Iowa and beyond take another look at the bustling tourist town steeped in poker history.
Despite the size and breadth of the Mickelson Trail, there's really only so much room left for the Black Hills' hottest marathon to grow.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® camp resort and entertainment complex will once again celebrate the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling with the Biker Belles™ charity event on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Among the enthusiasts taking part in this year charity ride is film and TV star Kristy Swanson.
This Great Place in South Dakota is not only home to legends of the past, but also provides a scenic overlook to one of the state’s historic communities. It is Mount Moriah Cemetery in Deadwood.
If you’re a fan of the Antiques Roadshow on PBS, you’ve likely already heard that they’ll be visiting South Dakota soon. This will be the show’s first visit to South Dakota. The TV Show will be at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on Saturday, July 14, 2012.