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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Gold Rush Days First Activity of Busy Month


Time is ticking down to the beginning of a busy month of activity, which begins in earnest next weekend with Gold Rush Days, which celebrates and entertains with activities reminiscent of the 1800s.

While not in the thick of the actual rush, Sidney was still a vital hub of transportation and a stopping point for those headed to South Dakota when gold was discovered in the Black Hills.

For 15 years, Gold Rush Days has brought the 1800s back to life during a weekend in June, with activities, entertainment and demonstrations of skills and life from the period.

The event kicks off next Friday e...

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