Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hope for USA Revival of Railroads - Train Laying its own Track

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Chan Biggs Reports the DHS60 Class held their 50th Reunion in Deadwood last July 22-24

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Photographs Courtesy of Chan Biggs

The Deadwood High School Class of 1960 held their 50th Class Reunion on July22-24, 2010. It included a social and banquet in the VFW and a picnic in the City Park. The reunion was great!

We’d have liked to see a few more there, but those of us who made it had a grand time.

The VFW proved to be a wise choice. The food was superb and the company was wonderful. The same was true of the picnic.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Deadwood Sherman Street Flood 8-03-2010 by TDG Communications

The Northern Black Hills was ravaged by high winds with heavy hail and rain yesterday August 03, 2010. Deadwood was hard hit with power outages, building basement flooding and street hail drifts to plow.

Deadwood TDG Communications owns the Sherman Street building that was Merritt's Grocery in the 1950's Deadwood. They captured a short public Facebook video of Sherman Street running full of water. TDG Communications published the popular Deadwood Magazine until about a year ago.

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Monday, August 2, 2010

John Crane's Black Hills Historic Preservation Trust ~ Revisited

Jon Crane is a famous Black Hills Artist and also an art teacher and friend of my late Mother. My Mother passed away years ago but her watercolor art class lesson of the Sylvan Lake Lodge proudly hangs on our wall. She got an "A" with her determination . . . Jon told me, he remembers her well! The Lodge burned down in 1935 and it remains a land mark historical image of the beautiful Sylvan Lake SD.

Jon Crane's various web links are long time favorites of dhsclassmates web site. In addition to his Watercolor Artwork, Jon is an avid Black Hills Preservation Supporter of the Meeker Ranch and Gold Mountain Mine. He is a founder, along with 19 others, of the Black Hills Historic Preservation Trust. It is nice to note that the Deadwood Historic Preservation Committee recently allocated a $7500 grant to this Preservation Trust. This grant match money will support an August 16-20, 2010 volunteer re-roofing of the the Meeker Ranch. Skip Tillisch, Trust President, is looking for skilled roofing volunteers.

Enjoy Jon's embedded video and also select links to view new web site, Facebook page and Flickr images. The video and links are copyright protected and courtesy of Jon Crane and Jessica Swanson.

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