This Day in Jewish History 1893: The Wild West Gets Its Hebrew Hill

The gold rush town of Deadwood, South Dakota, attracted not only prospectors but also hundreds of Jews, some of whom played key roles in its development.

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On August 28, 1893 (or 1892 – sources vary), the Hebrew Cemetery Association of Deadwood, South Dakota, purchased a plot of land in the Mount Moriah Cemetery for the burial of the town’s Jewish citizens. The...