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September 9, 2016

New Park in Deadwood Highlights Historic Powerhouse

The City of Deadwood recently invested $450,000 to turn a vacant lot into a park showcasing the city’s 1910 powerhouse, as reported by KOTA TV News. Located along the Mickelson Trail across from Whitewood Creek, Powerhouse Park officially opened Thursday with a chamber mixer and ribbon cutting.

The area that now encompasses the park was previously used as a powerhouse to power a trolley that transported coal between Deadwood and Lead. The area had been vacant since 1920.

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