1935 – Prohibition Act is repealed, gambling flourishes once again.
1947 – Gambling officially ends in Deadwood.
1950-1960s – Most prostitution establishments closed by the state's attorney.
1964 – Deadwood becomes the first community designated a National Historic Landmark.
1973 - Historic Preservation Commission established.
1980 – Pam's Purple Door, last prostitution house, closes.
1989, November 1 – Gaming resumes in Deadwood after statwide vote in 1988.
1998, January – Homestake Mine lays off a significant number of workers.
2000 – Homestake Mine announces that it will permanently close its operations at the end of 2001.
2001 – Extensive archaeological excavation of Chinese boarding house on Main Street.
2005 – Promotion Tours first 6-day trip to Deadwood Via Moose Jaw Saskatchewan
2017- Sept 3rd Promotion Tours First 7 day trip to Deadwood Via Calgary
2017 - Promotion Tours is closing in on its 50
scheduled trip to Deadwood
Located between Custer and Hill City and about 17 miles from Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse
Memorial — another dynamite-blasted, intricately carved Black Hills behemoth — has been under
construction since 1948. Korczak Ziolkowski, its creator, also worked on Rushmore…but only for 19
days. An argument led to his departure and, ultimately, his own monument: Crazy Horse.
Featuring the Oglala Lakota leader, the statue will be 563 feet tall, the tallest sculpture in the world
once it’s completed. After 70 years work is still underway, but that doesn’t stop over a million people
from visiting the ongoing project every year. One great way to see it: On the first full weekend in June,
hikers are invited on the Volksmarch, a 6.2-mile trek that ends with a walk up the monument and
down Crazy Horse’s in-progress outstretched arm. It’s a 32-year-old tradition, one so popular that, for
the last five years, it’s been replicated in the fall. The dates of the two Volksmarches in 2017 are June 3-
4 and October 1.
Hands down one of the most recognizable landmarks in the United States is Mount Rushmore, located
among the Black Hills near Keystone, South Dakota. The massive carved faces of American Presidents
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln dominate the view
from all around, and in total this national memorial is visited by more than two million people each
Stop into the visitor center and you’ll gain a new appreciation for this feat of engineering, totally
changing how you look at the four granite faces. You’ll learn that they took 14 years to carve,
accomplished by a team of 400+ workers who, once in their groove, could blast away at the rock with
near perfect precision, nailing shapes on the first try. Whatever happens to us on this planet, Mount
Rushmore will endure — scientists put its lifespan at about 7 million years.