Details for History 1 Dwd Now - August (Placer Claim

Deadwood, THEN Guarding his Placer Claim 1876 Courtesy of Deadwood History, Inc., Adams Museum Collection, Deadwood, SD A reprint of the original 1876 photograph of a young man with a rifle across his knees sitting in front of his claim. The photo had been mounted and given this caption: “Guarding His Placer Claim Deadwood Gulch 1876 / The best placer claim in Deadwood Gulch was No. 2, below discovery. It was so rich it had to be guarded constantly by a man with a Winchester, and in less than four months gave its owners nearly $160,000.00.

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