A gallery of photographs capturing some of the activities of the Lawrence County Historical Society -- and a bit our past. From gold mining and ranching to logging and railroading, Lawrence County has something for everyone -- including the rich history of old Deadwood. There are hundreds of photos that have been posted to these galleries over the past six years (2008-2012). To visit our newer gallery, go to LCHS 2013-14 Gallery
. All LCHS photo galleries are linked with Historical Marker
, the official site of the Lawrence County (SD) Historical Society. You can click on any image to see a larger version. Questions or comments? Send us an E-MAIL
Kim Keehn of Deadwood (on right in photo) has been named to the Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Historical Society. “Kim brings a love of history and great enthusiasm to our group
,” said LCHS president Norma Kraemer (at left) in welcoming Kim to the Board. Keehn grew up in Montana and Wyoming and first came to Deadwood in the 1970’s. “I got a job working for Don Clowser at his Bella Union location; he took me under his wing and increased my love of history tenfold
,” said Keehn, who’s held several jobs dealing with history, museum work, narrating the Boot Hill Tours, and working on the Chinatown archaeological dig. She’s also pursued family history since 1991. “It’s my favorite thing to do, and today I have 28,040 people in my tree. I have a family deeply rooted in American history – lines starting in the 1600’s. You never know what amazing things you’ll uncover at the turn of a page or the click of a mouse!
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CA 1888 - DEADWOOD DISTRICT #50 SCHOOL Thanks to Jerry Bryant for sharing this great old photograph. Photo key reads: 1-Nellie Carrol; 2-Effie Kearney; 3-Gene Ducharme; 4-Evaline Ducharme; 5-Teacher Cora Parsons; 6-Ed Carroll; 7-Rosie Kearney; 8-Alf Carroll; 9-Alvina Montehey; 10-(Charlie) John Kearney; 11- ____Montehey; 12-Charlie Kinghorn; 12-Joe Ducharme; 14-Frank Beck; 15-Dave Kinghorn; 16-Geo. Kearney; 17-Elva Swanson; 18-Geo. Carroll; 19-Hattie Beck; 20-Lena Odan; 21-Evaline Ducharme (again?); 22-Alice Beck; 23-Rose Ducharme; and 24-Robert (Cody) Kearney. Click photo to choose a larger size image.
SPANISH CANNON and USS MAINE SHELL
October 21, 2012
After his presentation to the Lawrence County Historical Society on Sunday, October 21st, Deadwood City Archivist Mike Runge (left) chatted a bit with LCHS Life Member Ivan Hovland.
As we have done for the past several meetings, members and guests enjoyed a superb buffet luncheon provided by Dave Brueckner and the other good folks at the Stage Stop Cafe at Cheyenne Crossing.
At the top of Main Street in Deadwood, you'll find the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School (the old High School). Positioned right next to the front door is the bronze cannon that's been on guard at the school for well over a century.
Here's a closer look at the cannon, which was manufactured in Seville, Spain. Bearing the Serial #9220, the piece of artillery weighs 2,072 pounds. It was one of six 12-centimeter cannons built in 1862 under orders from Spain's Queen Isabella. The cannon was made of recast bronze.
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Another view of the Spanish cannon that sits in front of the Lead-Deadwood Elementary School at the top of Main Street.
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BATTLESHIP USS MAINE MEMORIAL
This memorial was established in Gordon Park in 2012. Additional information is contained in the following photos and captions.
This new sign in Deadwood's Gordon Park acknowledges the site of the first city park in Deadwood.
Click on the image to read the information on the sign.