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Gold Rush Days coming


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This weekend Gold Rush Days will give residents a chance to see how things were done at the time Sidney was formed. Demonstrations, like the one above, and skits will recreate activities experienced in the 1870s.

Sidney's 14th annual Gold Rush Days starting Friday honors the past in spectacular fashion.

For one weekend 1870s Sidney is realized through storytellers and re-enactors, including gunfighters, weavers and skinners.

"Sidney was a jumping off point for the gold rush trail," Ken Geu, committee president, said. "They'd come to Sidney and go up to South Dakota for the gold rush, that started in about 1874. It's outdoor events to commemorate that time in Sidney's history."

Heather Hausmann, Cheyenne County Visitors Center director, is excited about the event.

"Being our 14th annual Gold Rush Day...

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