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Come out and support the wonderful historic town of Galena on June 14th 2014.
Walk, Learn, and Relive History.
Walk one to five miles of self guided trek, at your own pace
Photos and interpreters around town will tell you stories of our gold and silver mining camp.
Plus a BBQ with live music at the 1882 Schoolhouse.
|Poster by Lynn Borsch|
Make your plans to attend this 10th Annual Event:
· Ghost Town Fundraiser
· Free Historic Walk
· Music and BBQ
Vinegar Hill Cemetery
Remember DHS1918 Fred Borsh's "Tootsie" (1947 -1959) ? Both Fred and Tootsie made the Deadwood Wall of Fame!
Award by the Deadwood Historical Preservation Commission
FRED G. BORSCH III
Born at the turn of the century to some of the first pioneers in the Black Hills, Freddie Borsch held a number of occupations over the years, ranging from prospector and engineer to pilot and bartender. But it wasn't until his late 40s that Freddie found his most successful profession: coyote trainer.
Freddie grew up in
and attended high school in Deadwood, where he played baritone in the 1915 Galena band and basketball on the school team in 1918. By the 1920s he was working with his brother Deadwood High School in the Salt Creek oil fields in Chester , but the pair left for Wyoming in 1926 with dreams of making the first flight across the California Atlantic. When the pair realized they didn't have the necessary funding, they joined the team led by Charles Lindberg. Freddie even helped push the Spirit of Saint Louis out of its hanger in just before Lindberg's landmark flight. By the time Freddie returned to San Diego , the tiny town was on the brink of abandonment. He bought up most of the settlement in an effort to preserve it. Galena
In 1947 Freddie adopted Tootsie, an abandoned coyote that he taught to sing tunes as she howled. Word quickly spread about the pair, who became regional celebrities. When the coyote was designated the official animal of
Freddie and Tootsie remained active in the local community, regularly making appearances at
Tootsie died in 1959 and was buried behind Freddie's cabin in