2017 Cross Northern United States travel blog

Main Street, Deadwood

Big horn sheep, Main Street. Deadwood

Black Hills National Cemetery that I mentioned yesterday


Easy day today. We started to leave the campground and another camper from Montana stopped us to ask about our camper. So we stopped and had a nice chat with him and his wife, and showed them the camper. Then on we went to see Deadwood. The historic Main Street is very nice. We stopped at the visitor center, and then walked up and down Mainstreet looking at the Casinos and shops. Deadwood is where Wild Bill Hickock was killed and the saloon where he was killed is still there. Calamity Jane is buried next to him in Mt. Moriah Cemetery. There is a trolley that operates daily, but we didn't ride it. As we were walking down Mainstreet, there were 7 bighorn sheep grazing on a hillside. They didn't seem to be bothered by all the tourists taking pictures, and just looked at us and continued eating. After touring Deadwood, we went to our campground. It's the Fish 'N Fry one about 6 miles from Deadwood. Staff are friendly, and sites are nice. The showers are not very good, and you have to put quarters in to operate them. They do have a nice fish pond where you can fish for free, with no license required. Then you pay 75 cents per inch for any you catch. They clean them for you and you can take them to your camper, or they will cook them at the cafe for a price. The pond is stocked with 500 Rainbow trout. You could see them swimming and I saw one person catch a big one. We didn't do it, though. It was sunny and 70 with a cold wind earlier. Now it's 56 and showery. There is a pool here, 82 degrees, but too cold when you get out. Was going to do grilled pizza for dinner, but unless it turns nice again, convection oven it is.



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