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Wagon train to travel the Sidney to Deadwood Trail


A major facet of Sidney’s history will be commemorated later this month and again next year when the Sidney to Deadwood Trail is retraced by a wagon train for the first time since the late 19th century.

As a rail town, millions of pounds of freight were shipped by railway to Sidney in the 1870s and 1880s before being loaded onto wagon trains headed for bustling Deadwood, S.D.

Would-be prospectors also joined the wagon trains after travelling to Sidney by rail to begin their journeys in search of gold in the Black Hills.

More than 25 wagons and 150 trailblazers have already signed up to re...

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