Friday, August 16—Deadwood, SD, and R&R

Opting to give the “sit” bones a rest, we took it easy this morning, checking out of the hotel at about 10:30 AM. Kay wanted to take a bus tour of Deadwood, and the tour provided an overview of the history of this renowned Black Hills town. The place where Wild Bill Hickok was killed, the place where they found his killer, the town’s cemetery which included the graves of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and other Deadwood notables, and many of the historic buildings were featured. A brief tour of the Adams Museum followed; some of the Black Hills’ greatest treasures are on exhibit at the museum including: Potato Creek Johnny’s original 7.346 troy ounce gold nugget.

And then, the one hour drive to Custer was made allowing us to check into our motel room. A quiet afternoon and dinner followed.

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