In our armchair travels around the U.S. we’ve arrived in South Dakota. This is a sparsely populated Midwestern state. it is home to the Black Hills National Forest and to two historical monuments.

Our first stop is the city of Deadwood which is known for its gold rush history. The city is located on the northern edge of the Black Hills National Forest and is surrounded by some astounding scenery.

Visitors to Deadwood can walk along Historic Main Street right along the steps of Calamity Jane and “Wild Bill” Hickok. The city still has that Old West charm with historic storefronts. All summer long professional actors recreate significant moments in the history of Deadwood. There are exciting Main Street shootouts. You can check out the shops and restaurants,

The George S. Mickelson Trail stretches along for over 100 miles north and south through western South Dakota, It is enjoyed by…

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