Spearfish to Deadwood to Hill City

Today we head to Deadwood first. We all go at the same time to start the walking “poker run”. I start with a King, but then quit. I take pictures of Rick driving Tin Lizzie under the city sign and then by the “Tin Lizzie” casino.

We are making it a road trip with the Model A’s
Most of our cars in Deadwood
We aren’t the first to visit Deadwood in a Model A!
Rick driving Lizzie under the entrance sign to Deadwood.
Tin Lizzie under the Tin Lizzie casino sign

We then go up to the Mt. Moriah Cemetery. There are 3,627 burials here, including Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane.

Wild Bill’s head stone
Wild Bill Hickok’s grave.

Bronze statue of “Wild Bill”
Calamity Jane’s grave

I even find a “JENSEN” head stone

Pictures as leaving Deadwood.

We leave town after huge ice cream cones and head for the scenic route to Hill City.

We go through pretty hills with aspen and pine trees with green meadows, running streams and a lot of deer. We even come across two wild turkeys, but I haven’t found any big horn sheep yet. We decide to go to the Wonderland Cave and take their tour.

Entrance to the cave. There is only one way in and one way out!
And that is via 126 stairs down and 126 stairs back up! They use to rappel in.
Pretty rock formations

Copper in a geode.

Cathedral columns

We all make it back up.

We finish off the day by going to dinner at the Alpine restaurant. What a meal, a fantastic bacon wrapped filet mignon steak with baked potato, bread, and a 1/4 wedge salad for only $11.95! Now that is the way to end the day.