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City of Deadwood paying $8,512 for 4 artifacts

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City of Deadwood paying $8,512 for 4 artifacts
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

DEADWOOD (AP) -- Deadwood commissioners have approved the purchase of four artifacts tied to the early gold camp days, including what might be the first wanted poster ever produced in the Black Hills.

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The poster offered $500 for the capture of the person responsible for killing stage coach driver Johnny Slaughter during a robbery. The Rapid City Journal reports that the other artifacts are an 1898 map of the Black Hills' northern ore district, a saddle bag made by 1902-06 mayor Edward McDonald and an 1894-98 office docket of attorney Henry Frawley.

Historic Preservation Officer Kevin Kuchenbecker says the city will pay $8,512 to Dakota Plains Auctions of Lead. He says the items will be put on public display in a museum and will provide additional insights into early Deadwood history.

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