LEAD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Preservation Thursday: Homestake Water System Past and Present to be held Mar. 19


Lead Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement.

Name: Preservation Thursday: Homestake Water System Past and Present

Date: March 19, 2020

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT

Website: http://www.DeadwoodHistory.com

Event Description:

Curt Betcher will present a program on the Homestake water system which was first constructed in the early 1880s by Homestake Mine. 

Water was required in larger quantities for expansion of Homestake and other mines in the Lead-Deadwood area. George Hearst purchased the mine in the late 1870s and knew that much more water was needed. 

Homestake constructed over 30 miles of wood flume gravity fed systems from as far away as the north tributary of Rapid Creek. The flume system was replaced in the 1910s with clay title pipe. A pump station was added to pump water from Spearfish Creek to Whitewood Creek. 

The system is still in use under the ownership of the Lead Sanitation District. It supplies all the water to the Lead-Deadwood area. Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center; 12:00 p.m.; admission by donation.

Location:

Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center

Date/Time Information:

Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Rose Speirs 605-722-4800

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Fees/Admission:

Admission by donation

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