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Deadwood Historic District

Deadwood, South Dakota
County of Lawrence.
National Register Number: 66000716
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: SD-At Large Certified Local Government: YES
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Current use/information: Town.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 4, 1961):
The site of a rich gold strike in 1875, Deadwood retains its mining town atmosphere. Many original buildings remain. While Deadwood is one of the most highly publicized mining towns of the trans-Mississippi West, much of its fame rests on the famous or infamous characters that passed through.

Condition:
Development and visual integrity are the district's biggest threats.

New preservation officer and new guidelines have improved city ordinances and strengthened historical preservation in Deadwood.


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