Leaving the hotel I heading North from Rapid City towards Deadwood, SD on Canyon Road and then onto Nemo Road. Canyon Road was a good warm up. Wide sweeping turns up Black Hills National Forest. Canyon Road connects to Nemo Road that is a nice two lane twisty road continuing through Black Hills National Forest. The road drops down into a valley with splendid views.
Welcome to Deadwood
Deadwood is a real hoot. A real old Wild West town… There was an HBO drama series a few years ago about Deadwood. The show was very historically accurate, with only a bit of poetic license. The show got my interest up in Deadwood, so I was glad to be able to spend the afternoon in Deadwood. I took a nice tour, learned a lot more about the history, and stopped at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery to see Wild Bill Hickok’s grave. Calamity Jane's grave is next to Wild Bill. Potato Creek Johnny’s grave is next to Wild Bill and Calamity Jane.
The Sheriff on Duty
The Bad Guys
The Good Guys
The Shoot Out
Will Bill Hickok and the Card Players
The Scroundal Jack McCall
From Spearfish I was back to the dreaded Interstate (I-90), with a brief side trip through Sturgis before heading back to the hotel.
I was in Sturgis once before. Really not much to see in Sturgis unless the Rally is going on, which was the same today so I just rode through and got back to I-90 and the hotel.
Tomorrow is Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse and Custer State Park