Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Deadwood Area Day 1

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As everyone knows, mountain roads make me pretty stressed out. As mountain roads go, Hwy 14AFrom I-90 to Deadwood is not bad.  it is plenty wide and while there were steep grades they didn’t seem bad.

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This is the Steel Wheel RV Park and Campground.  There are 30 some sites including tent sites and pull-throughs. The sites are level and each have a concrete patio with a good picnic table, fire pit and individual garbage cans.  The campground is fairly new and boasts a gift shop, gas station and restaurant.  Now the bad—there is no ATT or Sprint cell phone reception and although they advertised WiFi, we cannot connect.

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I took this photo for our friend Steve.  This rig is set-up much like his. 

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We spotted this business that has cast iron sculptures.  It appears that they custom paint them on site.  There is also an antique store on the premises. American Pickers should be alerted as they have gas signs and old bikes.

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Jim and Sherry on the Deadwood Trolley. Trolleys run throughout the day until midnight or so.  Each ride is $1 whether you go a block or a mile and each time you board you pay another $1.  Not bad if you park in one of the free parking lots.

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We were told that Deadwood was allowed to have casinos to provide upkeep for the towns historic buildings.  We did find out that Deadwood had many more casinos at one time.  They bring in tourists by the busload and have events throughout the summer to attract people. In fact, this coming weekend the town is hosting “Deadwood Jam,” a music festival. 

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