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    Imperial Size Birdseye View Photograph of "Deadwood, South Dakota" 1890s. The Treaty of Laramie of 1868 had guaranteed ownership of the Black Hills to the Lakota people. However, in 1874, Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an expedition into the Hills and announced the discovery of gold on French Creek near present-day Custer, South Dakota. Custer's announcement triggered the Black Hills Gold Rush and gave rise to the lawless town of Deadwood, which quickly reached a population of around 5,000. Here we have a great birds-eye albumen view photographed by H. R. Locke & Co. of Deadwood (Gilded); you can read many advertising signs on the streets. Also left hand bottom on plate No. 91 Deadwood, S. D. on B, & M. M. R. Measures approximately 10" x 8".

    Condition: Very good-fine, has scratch left side, also dirt on mount and image


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    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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