An  Index to Deadwood Newspapers

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Why did we index our newspapers? 

Because of a lack of original documents concerning Deadwood's early history, the library undertook the task of indexing early-day newspapers.  The indexing began with the first issue of the Black Hills Pioneer of June 8, 1876.  At this time, indexing has progressed through October 1886.  New material is added bi-weekly.

Initially, all of Deadwood's papers (The Pioneer, the Black Hills Daily Times, and the Champion) were indexed.  Because of the amount of information, only the Times is indexed after 1878.  Of course, the date of any event cited in the Times can be used to cross-reference information in the Pioneer.

Keep in mind that the material presented here is in index form - in most cases, the full text of the articles is not reproduced.  Also remember that political correctness did not exist in 19th century Deadwood - many terms used are now considered derogatory or slanderous, but are a true reflection of our history.

How to search the index:

This index is best searched by a keyword search.  Use as unique a term as possible.

To search, click on "Newspaper Index", login as "guest", in the navigation bar at the top of the page click on the tab Articles & Indexes where you will see Deadwood Historical Newspapers, chick on it and you will have accessed the index.

After you've searched our index, please return here and let us know what you think about it.  We can continue to improve our index with the help of your comments.          Send your comments.

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