6/19/12 – Drove the scenic drive through Deadwood, Lead and Spearfish Canyon

by crossrv

Late afternoon drive to see the sights we will come back to over the next 2 weeks.  We visited the Mt. Moriah Cemetary,  the burial place of  Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Seth Bullock along with other notable Wild West figures.  We visited the Homestake Mine in Lead, it was the largest and deepest gold mine in North America  producing more than 40 million ounces (approximately 1.25 million kilograms) of gold.  Spearfish Canyon is a deep but narrow gorge carved by Spearfish Creek.  It is located on the northern edge of the Black Hills National Forest.  We visited Roughlock Waterfall.