100th Anniversary of Friendship Tower Mount Roosevelt | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

100th Anniversary of Friendship Tower Mount Roosevelt

  • 100th Anniversary of Friendship Tower Mount Roosevelt
Event Date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower was constructed in 1919 to honor a great friendship. Seth Bullock, the famous Deadwood sheriff, US Marshall, and Forest Supervisor, built the tower with the Society of Black Hills Pioneers as a memorial to President Theodore Roosevelt, his close friend and creator of the US Forest Service. Bullock also helped develop the Black Hills communities of Deadwood, Lead, Spearfish, and Belle Fourche.

July 4 marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of Friendship Tower on Mt Roosevelt. The Official 100th Anniversary Ceremony will take place on July 6, and is to include local delegates, a presentation of colors, masonic cornerstone re-dedication and patriotic music. Parking is very limited, so we ask that everyone meet at the Deadwood Welcome Center for free trolley service to the trail head. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6. Complimentary lunch will be served after the program. All are welcome to join in celebration of 100 years of Friendship Tower!

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