Central City, South Dakota

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Unidentified man on Signal Hill - Central City, South Dakota in the background

Sawpit Gulch neaer Central City, Dakota Territory 1877

Central City, Dakota Territory 1877

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This iconic western mining scene has been optimized by Western Mining History. Depicted is Central City, Dakota Territory in 1877, one of the most important early settlements during the Black Hills gold rush.

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Deadwood and the Black Hills: The Ultimate Photo Collection

Central City and Terraville, South Dakota

Central City prior to the April 1888 Fire

Central City, South Dakota five months after the big 1888 fire

Father DeSmet and Alpha Mine - Black Hills, Dakota Territory 1877

Close up view of the activity at the Father DeSmet and Alpha Mine 1877

Location of Central City relative to Deadwood