The Fire of 1879

The Fire of 1879 (HMXIO)

Location: Deadwood, SD 57732 Lawrence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.617', W 103° 43.804'

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In the early morning hours of September 26, 1879, fire broke out at a bakery on Sherman Street. The fire spread quickly to Jensen and Bliss's Hardware where it met eight kegs of gunpowder. The subsequent explosion caused the fire to sweep quickly through the town, destroying three hundred buildings and leaving two thousand homeless. The people of Deadwood promptly rebuilt their town, this time using more brick and stone to provide resistance to fire, creating an image of permanence.

[Photo caption:] Deadwood after the fire of 1879. Main Street runs right and left through the center of the photograph. Williams Street is above it. Curving Lee Street (straight today) is in the lower left. [Photo credit] Adams Museum, Deadwood.

Marker Number10
Placed ByDeadwood Historic Preservation Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 2:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 601169 N 4914525
Decimal Degrees44.37695000, -103.73006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.617', W 103° 43.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 37.02" N, 103° 43' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)605
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 Lee St, Deadwood SD 57732, US
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