2018 Mining History Association Tour

Chuck Wagon Luncheon and
Days of '76 Museum Visit
June 8, 2018



(Above) An extended lunch break gave the MHAers an opportunity to tour the Days of ’76 Museum before the chuck wagon lunch.


(Right) The Rocker and Long Tom were standard equipment for the early placer miners.  Other exhibits cover many aspects of western Pioneer and Native American life.



The museum has an extensive collection of antique carriages and wagons. This one looks like a version of a prairie schooner AKA covered wagon.

With plenty of space for luggage on top, this large stage coach could have served as the Greyhound Bus of its day.

Dawn and Johnny must have called a Deadwood Uber.

Miners needed lots of supplies and a large number of freight wagons to haul them.

For some, this hearse was the last ride through Deadwood on the way to Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Hey, it is lunch time.  Let’s mosey over to the chuck wagon…

OK, there aren’t any wheels on this chuck wagon, but there is a lot of delicious food.

It is a safe bet that the ranch hands and miners never ate this good.

(Photos Courtesy of  Johnny Johnsson and Mark Langenfeld

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