Sidney's history will come to life at annual Gold Rush Days


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Re-enactments from Sidney's storied history will be a part of the 12th annual Gold Rush Days this weekend.

Legion Park will be filled with music, storytelling, cookouts and re-enactments of shootouts and robberies, bringing Sidney's history back to life at the 12th annual Gold Rush Days.

Gold Rush Days takes locals back to the days when Sidney had the reputation of being one of the roughest and toughest towns on the rail line. In 1874, when gold was discovered in the Black Hills, Sidney and its railroad were considered the shortest transportation link to Deadwood, S.D. The gold brought in funds for the city, but also brought in many famous faces who wanted the gold without the hard labor.


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