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Pactola Lake ReservoirWe made a brief stop at this scenic spot on our way from Hill City to Deadwood.
Pactola Lake Reservoir
William and Tim at Pactola Lake
Pactola LakeGrandma and Andrew stayed back in the van for this one...
Sun PoseOnce again, William has "issues" with the sun as we pose for a picture...
Homestake Mine Open CutMuch has changed at Homestake since we were there in 2002, but the open cut is still there in all of its glory.
Andrew in Dynamite CarDynamite car at Homestake Mine
William and Andrew at HomestakeWe didn't actually do the Homestake tour, but stopped at the visitors center for awhile.
Pneumatic Mine Train EngineWe opted to do the Black Hills Mining Museum over the Homestake tour. The mining museum was very interesting, and had very detailed displays of how mining worked through the ages.
Homestake ParkSince we were there in 2002, shortly after the mine closed, they tore down a large portion of the plant and turned it into an interpretive park.
Mine TrainAt Homestake Park, you could see many mining objects, including these mine train cars, among 'ruins' of the mine structures.
How it WorkedCathy and William pose by a sign explaining how the mine used to work.
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